Latest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement News

Settlement in racial bias case includes sheriff's apology

Jan. 21, 2021 5:17 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Latina immigrant who said her detention during a traffic stop fit a pattern of racially discriminatory policing in a Maryland county has reached a $125,000 settlement that includes a written apology from the county's sheriff, her attorneys said Thursday. In his apology to Sara...

Workers prepare the foundation for a steel section of border wall that will be built on the Mexican side of older metal fencing dividing Ciudad Juarez, Mexico from Sunland Park, New Mexico, on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. With eight days remaining in his term, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday visited a completed section of the border wall in Texas to trumpet his campaign against illegal immigration in an attempt to burnish his legacy. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)

Immigration agency leader resigns, only weeks in office

Jan. 13, 2021 11:03 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement resigned Wednesday, only weeks after taking over the agency that detains and deports immigrants and runs international criminal investigations. Jonathan Fahey gave no explanation for his abrupt departure in a brief email to...

Community fights to save Thibodaux teacher from deportation

Jan. 9, 2021 12:01 AM EST

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — When Thibodaux teacher Djibril Coulibaly didn’t show up to school last month, his friends and family feared the worst. They later learned he had been taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, was transported to a detention center and now awaits...

Sheriff pulls out of controversial immigration program

Jan. 1, 2021 7:57 PM EST

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The new sheriff for a diverse Atlanta-area county has canceled the county's participation in a controversial program that allows for warrantless detention of arrestees at the request of federal immigration authorities. Shortly after being sworn in Friday, Sheriff Keybo Taylor...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, file photo, supporters celebrate the victory of President-elect Joe Biden, in Atlanta. Biden defeated President Donald Trump and will become the 46th president of the United States, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by the historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

2020: Pandemic, politics, and passing of a civil rights icon

Dec. 28, 2020 7:22 AM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic and its imprint on politics, education, work and society in all corners of Georgia made headlines throughout most of 2020. But the year also included the high-stakes November election and early voting in a pair of Senate run-off elections that cast a white-hot...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Dec. 25, 2020 2:56 PM EST

Recent editorials of regional and national interest from New England’s newspapers: CONNECTICUT: More cash for money pit Republican-American Dec. 20 Come January, work will begin on the latest upgrade to Hartford’s XL Center, formerly known as the Hartford Civic Center. The project is expected to...

Civil rights group sues sheriff over immigration enforcement

Dec. 24, 2020 1:04 PM EST

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Boston civil rights group is taking a sheriff's office in Massachusetts to court over its involvement in federal immigration enforcement matters. Lawyers for Civil Rights filed a petition with the state Supreme Judicial Court on Monday, asking the state's highest court to nullify...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, barbed wire fencing is shown behind a sign in English and Spanish in a recreation yard used by detainees during a media tour of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center, in Tacoma, Wash. A federal judge has declined on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, to order speedier bail hearings for detainees at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement lockup in Tacoma, who are especially at risk from COVID-19, despite a few recent cases there. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Judge won't speed bail hearings at Tacoma immigration lockup

Dec. 19, 2020 11:03 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge has declined to order speedier bail hearings for detainees at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement lockup in Tacoma who are especially at risk from COVID-19, despite recent cases there. Attorneys for the detainees asked U.S. District Judge James L. Robart in Seattle...

US plans family deportations, including girl with broken arm

Dec. 17, 2020 7:47 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government is preparing to deport more than a dozen children and their parents held at a Texas immigration detention center, including a 4-year-old girl with a broken arm requiring surgery, according to lawyers for the families. Medical records show that doctors at the Dilley,...

Cuomo signs law limiting ICE arrests at state courthouses

Dec. 15, 2020 6:37 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed a law limiting the circumstances under which Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials can arrest people on immigration violations at state courthouses. The law, passed by the state Senate and Assembly in July, requires a warrant signed...