Latest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement News

New Mexico governor calls Trump deportation tweets 'heinous'

Jun. 19, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is vowing to protect children from potential human rights violations as President Trump threatens to deport millions of people living in the U.S. illegally. At a news conference Wednesday, the Democratic governor accused U.S. Immigration and...

Bill directing immigration holds advances in North Carolina

Jun. 19, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Amid accusations of extreme ideology and racism, North Carolina Republican lawmakers advanced a bill Wednesday that would force sheriffs to recognize federal requests to hold jail inmates who may be in the country illegally. Nearly all of the state's 100 county sheriffs voluntarily...

Trump rehashes gripes, rips 'radical' Dems in 2020 launch

Jun. 19, 2019 3:50 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jabbing at the press and poking the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday with a grievance-filled Florida rally that focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for a second...

Trump could have tough time meeting his deportation threat

Jun. 18, 2019 10:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump could have a tough time making good on his threat to deport millions of people living in the U.S. illegally. But maybe that wasn't his point. Trump's late-night messages Monday promised that starting next week his administration "will begin the process of removing...

3 men escape from immigrant detention center in Colorado

Jun. 17, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Authorities are searching for three men who escaped from an immigrant detention center in Colorado. The Sentinel reports the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency says the men escaped from the center in Aurora around noon Sunday. Authorities are searching for 23-year-old...

21 Savage donates $25K for legal aid for detained immigrants

Jun. 14, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage has given $25,000 to the Southern Poverty Law Center after the watchdog organization helped him while he was in federal immigration custody earlier this year. The rapper, whose real name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested Feb. 3 in what U.S....

Trump taps former immigration official as his border czar

Jun. 14, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday said he was bringing a longtime lawman and enthusiastic supporter out of retirement to serve as "border czar" as his administration struggles with a worsening crisis that his hard-line immigration policies have failed to stem. Thomas Homan most recently...

Man's deportation reversed in rebuke of government practices

Jun. 14, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal court ruled Thursday that a Mexican man who was arrested during an immigration sting at a Los Angeles manufacturing plant should not be deported, a rebuke that may influence how immigration authorities target factories and offices. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents...

US considers more options for detaining transgender migrants

Jun. 13, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

MILAN, N.M. (AP) — Behind a thick metal door and down a sterile hallway at a privately-run detention center in rural New Mexico, voices echo from the confines of a small outdoor recreation yard. It's a three-on-three volleyball match. The players, all clad in different colored jumpsuits, are transgender...

ACLU sues feds over bond hearings for immigrants

Jun. 13, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The federal government is illegally detaining immigrants without giving them a fair chance of being released on bond, attorneys alleged in a class-action lawsuit filed Thursday. The lawsuit filed by American Civil Liberties Union affiliates in Massachusetts and New Hampshire accuses the...