Latest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement News

Japan father, son win release before US trial in Ponzi case

Apr. 24, 2019 10:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A father and son from Japan can be freed from federal custody to live with relatives in a rented Las Vegas apartment pending trial on fraud charges in what prosecutors call a $1.5 billion international Ponzi scheme, a judge decided Wednesday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Cam Ferenbach...

Police: Man killed baby after learning he wasn't the dad

Apr. 24, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man beat an infant to death after discovering that he wasn't the child's father, police said. Jose Avila-Agurcia, 33, is charged with murder in the death of 4-month-old Alexander Lizondro-Chacon, Memphis police said. News outlets cited an affidavit of complaint that says...

Florida House debates bill banning 'sanctuary city' policies

Apr. 23, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House opened debate Tuesday on a hotly contested Republican bill requiring local law enforcement agencies to cooperate with federal immigration authorities and banning so-called "sanctuary city" policies aimed at shielding immigrants who are arrested. The GOP-dominated...

Fed watchdog probes treatment of immigrants in Texas lockup

Apr. 23, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

A U.S. government watchdog agency has launched an investigation in the wake of an Associated Press report revealing complaints about how immigration authorities treated hunger strikers at a detention center in Texas. The Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security this month...

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...