Latest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement News

Google employees call for pledge not to work with ICE

Aug. 16, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won't work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It's the latest in a year full of political and social pushback from the tech giant's workforce. A group of employees called...

O'Rourke visits town targeted by 'terrifying' ICE raids

Aug. 16, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke on Friday became the first Democratic presidential candidate to visit one of the Mississippi towns where federal immigration agents raided chicken processing plants and arrested nearly 700 people — kicking off a new phase of his campaign he says will focus on...

Google employees call for pledge not to work with ICE

Aug. 15, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won't work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It's the latest in a year full of political and social pushback from the tech giant's workforce. A group of employees called...

Attorney: Officials force-feeding immigrant on hunger strike

Aug. 15, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The text was alarming: "today medical start force feeding only with me. They put the pipe in my nose 3 time. My nose is bleeding and pain." Attorney Linda Corchado had feared this might happen when she heard her clients on hunger strike inside an immigrant detention center had been...

The Latest: 2 hurt, 1 seriously when truck hits protesters

Aug. 15, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of a driver whose truck menaced a group of immigration protesters (all times local): 5:30 p.m. An organization that has been protesting federal immigration policies says one of two people injured when a truck drove through demonstrators outside a...

2 hurt when pickup drives through immigration protest

Aug. 15, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's attorney general and state police launched investigations Thursday after a truck drove through a group protesting federal immigration policies at a detention center, which has since placed an employee on leave. At least two people were injured, one seriously,...

Attorney: Officials force-feeding immigrant on hunger strike

Aug. 15, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — An attorney for an Indian man seeking asylum in the U.S. says he has been force-fed at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas as they approach their third week of a hunger strike. Linda Corchado, the lawyer for three of the men, says they are trying to appeal or...

Advocates: Mississippi plant fires workers left after raid

Aug. 15, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

A Mississippi chicken processing plant fired most of its remaining workers after nearly 100 accused of immigration violations were arrested last week, witnesses said, an indication that the crackdown could make finding work in the state's poultry industry more difficult for Latino immigrants. Terry Truett, a...

FBI warns of more attacks after shots fired at ICE offices

Aug. 14, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An FBI supervisor in Texas says he's concerned that additional attacks could occur after shots were fired at a building housing federal immigration enforcement personnel. FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs said during a news conference Tuesday that, "We cannot allow political...

ICE raids raise question: What about the employers?

Aug. 14, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The images of children crying after their parents were arrested in a massive immigration raid in Mississippi revived a longstanding complaint: Unauthorized workers are jailed or deported, while the managers and business owners who profit from their labor often go unprosecuted. Under...