Latest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement News

Walz asks ICE to stop deportation of woman who sought pardon

Oct. 14, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz is asking officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to stop deportation proceedings for a woman he says will be in grave danger if she is returned to her native Ethiopia. Amreya Shefa was convicted of manslaughter for...

Court tosses ban on private immigration jails in California

Oct. 05, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday tossed out California's ban on privately owned immigration detention facilities, keeping intact a key piece of the world's largest detention system for immigrants. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the ban into law in 2019,...

New Biden rules would limit arrest, deportation of migrants

Sep. 30, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing bipartisan criticism over its approach to immigration, the Biden administration on Thursday announced new rules that require authorities to only pursue migrants who recently crossed into the country without permission or are deemed to pose a threat to public safety....

Arrest blotter ended over immigration enforcement concerns

Sep. 29, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Fairfax County police have stopped publishing a weekly arrest blotter after county officials found it violated a policy that restricts the dissemination of personal information that could aid immigration enforcement. Immigrant rights and civil...

US deports Russian man imprisoned for cybercrimes

Sep. 28, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprising development, a Russian man who was imprisoned in the U.S. for cybercrimes has been deported to Russia, officials said Tuesday. Aleksei Burkov, 31, facilitated $20 million in credit card fraud and ran a sophisticated clearinghouse for...

Immigrant rights activist targeted for deportation can stay

Sep. 21, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Northwest immigrant rights activist who had been facing deportation said Tuesday she can now remain in the U.S., after the Department of Homeland Security agreed to drop her case. Maru Mora Villalpando, a Mexico City native, has been in the U.S. since...

Activists call on jail to stop housing immigration detainees

Sep. 19, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Immigrant rights activists in Massachusetts are planning to rally near historic Plymouth Rock and outside a local jail to call on the facility to stop housing federal immigration detainees. Organizers on Thursday evening...

Jail ending agreement deputizing staff as ICE agents

Sep. 10, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts jail is ending an agreement that deputizes some of its staff to act as immigration agents. Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph McDonald said Friday in an interview on WATD-FM that his office has notified U.S. Immigration and Customs...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Aug. 31, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. August 30, 2021. Editorial: KCK police try to get around needed city ID program with weaker version of their own The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department has launched a strange new effort to provide municipal identification cards...

Federal judge orders ICE to test detainees for COVID-19

Aug. 24, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement must test detainees for COVID-19 before they are transferred to the immigrant detention center in Tacoma, a federal judge ordered Monday. The ruling by Judge James Robart grants, in part, a temporary...