Latest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement News

FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer looks on during an operation in Escondido, Calif. San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore says he will comply with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's request for information on four people with criminal records, becoming the first state or local law enforcement official in the country to so honor such requests among a spate of jurisdictions whose laws sharply restrict cooperation with immigration authorities. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull,File)

San Diego sheriff agrees to share immigration information

Feb. 21, 2020 11:53 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego County Sheriff's Department will share records of people who were criminally arrested with immigration authorities, becoming the first local law enforcement agency in five states to comply with unusual demands for information, authorities said Friday. In recent weeks, U.S....

Carmen Cruz, center, speaks at a news conference with several activists to denounce the violence against her son, Erick Díaz Cruz, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 in New York. The 26-year-old Mexican tourist, who works as an assistant to the mayor of the Mexican city of Martínez de la Torre, was visiting his mother Feb. 6 when he was shot by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer during an altercation.

Mother of Mexican tourist shot by ICE agent demands justice

Feb. 21, 2020 5:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The mother of a Mexican municipal worker who was shot in the face by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer said on Friday that she wants justice and the federal agent to be held accountable for what he did. Carmen Cruz spoke at a news conference, along with several activists,...

Government: Immigrant from Mexico died in custody in Ohio

Feb. 21, 2020 3:48 PM EST

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A man from Mexico in government custody and awaiting deportation died by apparent suicide in an Ohio prison, U.S. immigration authorities said Friday. David Hernandez Colula, 34, was being held at the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center in Youngstown during pending deportation...

Feds nab 2 men through new anti-'sanctuary' policy campaign

Feb. 20, 2020 2:42 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Federal immigration officials in Massachusetts say a newly launched campaign to alert the public of immigrants living in the country illegally who have been released by local officials under “sanctuary” policies is having an impact. U.S. Immigration and Customs...

Mexican municipal worker shot by ICE agent in NYC files suit

Feb. 20, 2020 11:46 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Mexican municipal worker who was shot at point-blank range by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer in New York this month suffered excruciating pain, has limited vision in his left eye and cannot use his left arm, according to a federal lawsuit filed against the unnamed ICE...

ICE rejects California law, arrests people at courthouse

Feb. 20, 2020 2:16 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. immigration agents arrested two people at a Northern California courthouse, including a man detained in a hallway on his way to a hearing,floutinga new state law requiring a judicial warrant to make immigration arrests inside such facilities. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

FILE _ This Sept. 14, 2017, file photo shows a Motel 6 in Phoenix. A judge has given final approval to a $10 million settlement in a class-action discrimination lawsuit that alleged Motel 6 employees in Phoenix shared the whereabouts and private information of guests with immigration authorities who later arrested some of them. (AP Photo/Anita Snow, File)

Settlement approved in discrimination suit against Motel 6

Feb. 19, 2020 4:31 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has given final approval to a $10 million settlement in a class-action discrimination lawsuit that alleged Motel 6 employees in Phoenix shared the whereabouts and private information of guests with immigration authorities who later arrested some of them. U.S. District Judge David...

FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer looks on during an operation in Escondido, Calif. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement subpoenaed a sheriff's office in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, for information about two Mexican citizens wanted for deportation, a move that is part of a broader escalation of the conflict between federal officials and local government agencies over so-called sanctuary policies. ICE, the Homeland Security agency responsible for arresting and deporting people in the U.S. illegally, served the Washington County Sheriff's Office in Hillsboro, Oregon with the subpoenas in an attempt to get more information about two men, including one who has already been released from custody, said ICE spokeswoman Tanya Roman. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Immigration agency subpoenas Oregon county over 2 inmates

Feb. 18, 2020 11:07 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement subpoenaed a sheriff's office in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday for information about two Mexican citizens wanted for deportation, a move that is part of a broader escalation of the conflict between federal officials and local...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2017 file photo, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal addresses the media after Gov.-elect Phil Murphy nominated him for attorney general in Trenton, N.J. U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, that the U.S. was taking New Jersey to court over a 2018 policy issued by Grewal that called for state and local police to limit how much they help federal officials enforce immigration laws. (Jeffrey Granit/NJ Advance Media via AP, File)

New Jersey, Trump administration square off over immigration

Feb. 15, 2020 8:01 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has become the latest venue for a legal fight over immigration and sanctuary policies, pitting the Trump administration against self-styled progressive Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy. Attorney General William Barr announced this week the United States was taking New Jersey...

Census, community groups work to accurately count Hispanics

Feb. 15, 2020 3:06 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Spanish music played in the streets of Beechview as a restaurant worked through its lunch crowd. Spanish-language signs advertising products filled the windows of the Las Palmas IGA Market on Broadway as customers of all ethnicities filtered in and out, purchasing authentic Mexican food....