Latest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement News

Hearing set for man seeking sanctuary in Michigan church

Sep. 24, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A hearing has been scheduled in federal court on the status of an Albanian man seeking sanctuary from deportation in a Detroit church. U.S. District Court records show a Nov. 13 hearing on the government's request to dismiss Ded Rranxburgaj's petition to stop a U.S. Immigration and Customs...

Parents face tougher rules to get immigrant children back

Sep. 22, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Armando Tabora desperately wants to get his teenage daughter out of the government detention facility where she has been for more than three months. He has been stymied at every turn. The Florida landscaping worker took the bold step of going to a government office to submit fingerprints and...

Peruvian national linked to atrocity arrested in West Texas

Sep. 22, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — Federal authorities say a former Peruvian Army sergeant has been apprehended in Texas on human rights violations for his alleged involvement in the 1991 killing of 15 villagers in the South American country. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement Friday that...

Judge denies bid to block courthouse immigration arrests

Sep. 21, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A judge on Massachusetts' highest court denied a bid to block federal immigration agents from making arrests at state courthouses, though she expressed concern that the practice may be scaring off some witnesses and others needed in court. Justice Elspeth Cypher of the Supreme Judicial Court...

Sex offenders want to be deported but California keeps them

Sep. 20, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — At least 30 immigrant men who are living in the United States illegally and have sex crime records remain in custody in California despite having completed their sentences and wanting to be deported, a newspaper reported Thursday. The men committed crimes and served their prison...

Trump's immigrant roundups increasingly net noncriminals

Sep. 20, 2018 1:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A daughter who never returned home, a son gunned down point-blank, a mom who was brutally attacked — all deaths at the hands of immigrants in the country illegally, all gripping stories the White House has been eager to share. But for all the talk of murderers, rapists and other "bad...

ICE agent in Oregon accused of sexual abuse of minor

Sep. 17, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon State Police says that a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent has been arrested after being accused of sexually abusing an underage female relative. The 55-year-old man was taken into custody Thursday after a joint investigation between the immigration agency and...

Grim warnings for White House, Republicans ahead of election

Sep. 16, 2018 10:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prognosis for President Donald Trump and his party was grim. In a post-Labor Day briefing at the White House, a top Republican pollster told senior staff that the determining factor in the election wouldn't be the improving economy or the steady increase in job creation. It would be...

The Latest: Florence now a Category 2 storm, still dangerous

Sep. 12, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:00 p.m. Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but it is still considered an extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm. As of 11 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles (455 kilometers) east southeast of...

US says transfer from FEMA funds won't harm hurricane relief

Sep. 12, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials pushed back Wednesday against a Democratic senator's claim that nearly $10 million from the government's disaster relief agency was transferred to immigration enforcement. Sen. Jeff Merkley's claim, which came as a monster hurricane barreled toward the...