| May 31, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Luis Segura, a construction worker from El Salvador facing deportation, recently spent more than six months behind bars at an immigrant detention center in the Mojave Desert. His stay, at $118 a night, cost taxpayers about $22,000.
A few months ago,...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Yoselin Ramos had long wanted to trek to the United States to escape the crushing poverty and rising violence in her hometown in Guatemala.
But it wasn't until the 24-year-old heard about a "new opportunity" that she packed a bag and left her home...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, at the urging of immigrant advocates, Tuesday agreed to stop routinely holding people in jail because of citizenship questions.
Bradshaw now joins the Broward Sheriff's Office, Miami-Dade Police Department and a...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 3:24 PM
A 19-year-old charged with murder in connection with last week's fatal assault on a USC graduate student told immigration officials that he entered the country illegally about seven years ago, a federal official said.
The official, who was not...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:52 PM
My wife, Laurel, and I had laid out an idiosyncratic European itinerary for our trip last fall: to London for theater, to Paris to scout Ernest Hemingway's long-ago haunts, to Friedrichshafen, Germany, for the Zeppelin Museum, and finally to Hamburg to...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 1:57 PM
A Honduran man accused of killing his girlfriend in Louisiana and fleeing to Texas with three of their five children had recently crossed into the U.S. illegally but was released by border authorities on a promise to reappear in immigration court,...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Gaylord Palms' holiday ICE attraction will have a "Nutcracker" theme in 2014.
The Kissimmee hotel's annual ice-sculpture event will feature scenes inspired by the ballet, known for the sugar plum fairy and the mouse king. ICE will also have four ice...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:57 PM
A 31-year-old man arrested at Los Angeles International Airport with a hollowed-out surfboard containing nearly seven pounds of cocaine was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison.
Jesse Edgardo Herrera, of Pomona, pleaded guilty in May to...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:54 PM
The Los Angeles Police Department is no longer heeding federal immigration requests to hold inmates who might be deportable past their jail terms, unless a judge has vetted the request, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Monday alongside a cheering crowd of...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Citing a recent federal court ruling in Oregon that the practice infringes on constitutional protections, Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday announced that the city of Los Angeles will no longer honor federal "detainer letter" requests to hold people suspected...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:17 AM
Immigrant advocacy groups are protesting the expansion of Southern California's largest immigrant detention center, arguing the federal government should instead be directing resources to children seeking asylum.
The sprawling detention complex in the...