Latest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement News

Border Patrol flies migrants from Texas to California

May. 17, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol said Friday that it would fly hundreds of migrant families from south Texas to San Diego for processing and that it was considering flights to Detroit, Miami and Buffalo, New York. The flights are the latest sign of how the Border Patrol is struggling to keep up with...

Officials reopen New Mexico private prison to hold migrants

May. 16, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

ESTANCIA, N.M. (AP) — Officials have decided to reopen a private prison in New Mexico to hold local inmates as well as immigrants being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Torrance County commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to open the detention center in the rural town of Estancia...

Officials consider reopening private prison to hold migrants

May. 14, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

ESTANCIA, N.M. (AP) — Officials are considering reopening a private prison in New Mexico to hold immigrants being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Torrance County commissioners are set to vote Wednesday on whether to sign an agreement with ICE to open the rural county detention...

Immigrant from Ecuador wants US deportation case reopened

May. 13, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for an Ecuadorian man who was arrested in Minneapolis and ordered deported from the U.S. 25 years ago will go to court Tuesday to ask that his case be reopened. Nelson Pinos, now 45, has been living in sanctuary in a church in New Haven, Connecticut, for a year and a half....

ICE detainees could be housed in reopened prison in Estancia

May. 12, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Torrance County commissioners are expected to formalize a plan this week that may reopen an Estancia prison in order to house Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency detainees. Albuquerque TV station KOB reports that the partnership with ICE is expected to bring back hundreds of...

Indian man dies in immigration custody in Arizona

May. 10, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

PARKER, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. immigration officials say a man from India died in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Arizona. ICE officials say 21-year-old Simratpal Singh was found unresponsive and not breathing at the La Paz County Jail near the California border last week. Singh was...

Court blocks deal banning Indiana sheriff's ICE cooperation

May. 10, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court tossed out an agreement under which the sheriff's department in Indianapolis stopped detaining people based solely on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests. The ruling from the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals released Thursday comes after...

The Latest: Fake German heiress gets 4-12 years in prison

May. 9, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of the fake German heiress (all times local): 3 p.m. A judge has sentenced the fake German heiress Anna Sorokin to four to 12 years behind bars for defrauding New York banks and hotels. Judge Diane Kiesel says she was "stunned by the depth of the defendant's...

Police arrests end sit-in against policing at Johns Hopkins

May. 8, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police arrested seven people on Wednesday as they ended a monthlong sit-in in the lobby of an administrative building at Johns Hopkins University, where a group of protesters have demonstrated against the creation of a campus police force and the institution's contracts with the...

Officials: Freed high school senior's US future uncertain

May. 8, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A high school football player who was detained for possible deportation just weeks before he was to graduate from a Tucson high school was released from immigration lockup, but his future in the U.S. remains uncertain, federal officials said Wednesday. Yasmeen Pitts O'Keefe of Immigration...