Latest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement News

NY courts: No ICE arrests in courts without judicial warrant

Apr. 17, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents looking to make arrests inside courthouses in New York can't do so without judicial warrants or orders, according to a directive from the New York State Office of Court Administration that took effect Wednesday. The move was hailed by immigration...

ICE arresting, deporting fewer people due to border surge

Apr. 17, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it's arresting and deporting fewer immigrants because the agency is devoting more resources to the surging numbers of migrant families crossing the southern border. Acting Director Matthew Albence said Wednesday that ICE has made 14...

Husband of US soldier deported to Mexico, then allowed back

Apr. 16, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The husband of a U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan was deported to Mexico last week and then allowed back to Arizona after the move sparked outrage. The Arizona Republic first reported that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported 30-year-old Jose Gonzalez Carranza last week....

AP source: Officials consider new penalty for visa overstays

Apr. 16, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top administration officials have been discussing ways to increase pressure on countries with high numbers of citizens who overstay short-term visas, as part of President Donald Trump's growing focus on immigration heading into his re-election campaign. The administration could introduce...

Trump targets legal, illegal immigration in latest push

Apr. 15, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top administration officials have been discussing ways to increase pressure on countries with high numbers of citizens who overstay short-term visas, as part of President Donald Trump's growing focus on immigration heading into his re-election campaign. The administration could introduce...

The Latest: DHs denies Trump urged 'anything illegal'

Apr. 13, 2019 6:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The Department of Homeland Security denies that President Donald Trump "indicated, asked, directed or pressured" Kevin McAleenan to do anything illegal. Last week Trump urged his soon-to-be acting homeland...

Trump talks of releasing migrants in Dem cities

Apr. 13, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he is strongly considering releasing "Illegal Immigrants" into Democratic strongholds to punish congressional foes for inaction on the border— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea had been rejected as fast as it...

Bill aims to halt immigrant detention center near Chicago

Apr. 12, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in Illinois want to expand a statewide embargo on private prisons to include detention centers with federal contracts to hold immigrants facing deportation. The proposed measure comes in response to a vote by community leaders that approved a plan for a privately run...

After force-feeding, ICE releases 2 immigrant detainees

Apr. 12, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Two Indian men who were force-fed during a hunger strike inside a Texas immigration detention center are out of government custody. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Leticia Zamarripa confirmed Thursday that Jasvir Singh and Rajandeep Singh were released on bond...

University urged to drop cases involving immigration protest

Apr. 11, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The video quickly went viral. A college student is heard yelling "murder patrol" at two border agents who had been asked to give a talk about their jobs to a University of Arizona club. The chants grow, and the agents leave before they can finish speaking. The protesters follow them to their...