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Matthew Albence, right, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, speaks during a news conference, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. The country's top immigration official blamed the

ICE ups ante in standoff with NYC: 'This is not a request'

Jan. 18, 2020 7:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities are turning to a new tactic in the escalating conflict over New York City's so-called sanctuary policies, issuing four “immigration subpoenas” to the city for information about inmates wanted for deportation. “This is not a request — it's a...

Latino Caucus numbers, influence growing at Colorado Capitol

Jan. 18, 2020 11:07 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado General Assembly’s Latino Caucus is the largest in state history, and its members have ambitious plans for the 2020 session. There are now 13 members in the group that's only open to Democrats. Their growing influence was illustrated by last year's election of Leroy Garcia...

Group sues, saying Vegas jail wrongly detains immigrants

Jan. 17, 2020 7:54 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada woman and a civil rights organization are accusing Las Vegas of violating the constitutional rights of people held at the city jail by detaining them after they have served their jail time and turning them over to federal immigration authorities. Mexican American Legal Defense and...

Matthew Albence, right, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, speaks during a news conference, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. The country's top immigration official blamed the

ICE leader blames 'sanctuary' policies for NYC killing

Jan. 17, 2020 3:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The country's top immigration official blamed the “sanctuary policies” of New York City on Friday for the sexual assault and killing of a 92-year-old woman, while the mayor's office decried such rhetoric as “fear, hate and attempts to divide.” Matthew Albence,...

FILE - This June 6, 2019 file photo provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement shows one of the signs over the doorways within the dedicated unit for transgender migrants in the Cibola County Correctional Center in Milan, N.M. One month after winning her release from immigration detention, a transgender woman from El Salvador was arrested  Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, and taken back to the Cibola County facility because the U.S. government is appealing. Lawyers say the woman is being unfairly detained and has a seizure disorder that threatens her life if left untreated. (Ron Rogers/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP, File)

Lawyers: ICE arrests trans migrant woman month after release

Jan. 17, 2020 2:53 PM EST

One month after winning her release from immigration detention, a transgender woman from El Salvador with several illnesses was arrested and taken back to the same jail because the U.S. government is appealing the judge's decision, the woman's lawyers said Friday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Migrants from Honduras rest during their journey to reach the United States, in Entre Rios, Guatemala, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Hundreds of migrants arrived at the Guatemala border after walking and hitching rides from San Pedro Sula, Honduras in a bid to form the kind of migrant caravan that reached the U.S. border in 2018. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Guatemala sweeps up migrant group, returns them to border

Jan. 16, 2020 8:06 PM EST

EL CINCHADO, Guatemala (AP) — Guatemalan police accompanied by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents swept up the majority of a group of some 300 migrants Thursday, loaded them on buses and took them back to the Honduran border, effectively dashing their plans to travel together in a...

Honduran migrant Selvin Hernandez carries Mayra Irene, the baby daughter of another migrant, as another man tries to shade her with his hand amid a group of migrants trying to make it to the United States, near El Cinchado, Guatemala, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, on the border with Honduras. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

100s of migrants advance to Guatemala from Honduras

Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 AM EST

EL CINCHADO, Guatemala (AP) — Hundreds of mainly Honduran migrants started walking and hitching rides Wednesday from the city of San Pedro Sula and later crossed the Guatemala border in a bid to form the kind of migrant caravan that reached the U.S. border in 2018. But the migrants quickly divided into...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2018 file photo, a banner to welcome immigrants is viewed through a fisheye lens over the main entrance to the Denver City and County Building inDenver. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has subpoenaed Denver law enforcement for information on four foreign nationals wanted for deportation and could expand the unusual practice to other cities, an escalation of the conflict between federal officials and so-called sanctuary cities. And if the city officials don't respond, ICE, the Homeland Security agency responsible for arresting and deporting people in the U.S. illegally, could take the subpoena to a federal judge who can order compliance, and find them in contempt.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Immigration agency subpoenas sanctuary city law enforcement

Jan. 15, 2020 7:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has subpoenaed Denver law enforcement for information on four foreign nationals wanted for deportation and may consider expanding the unusual practice to other locations if necessary. It's an escalation of the conflict between federal officials and...

Enrique Balcazar of Migrant Justice speaks at a press conference in the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. The group announced a settlement of a lawsuit against the Department of Motor Vehicles, accusing the department of sharing information about immigrants with the federal government, leading to deportations. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Vermont settles suit alleging it sent immigrant info to feds

Jan. 15, 2020 5:28 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles has agreed to change some procedures, and undergo monitoring and training for workers to settle a lawsuit accusing it of giving information about immigrant farm workers to federal authorities, leading to arrests and deportations, an immigrant...

ICE director talks about office in Portland

Jan. 14, 2020 2:00 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants to clear the air about a new office in Maine's largest city. Matthew Albence said Monday that the ICE Homeland Security Investigations office in downtown Portland isn't new to the area. It's simply relocated from...