Latest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement News

Groups: ICE detainees in Boston jail go on hunger strike

Feb. 17, 2019 3:26 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Dozens of people detained by federal immigration officials are on a hunger strike at a Boston jail. Rhode Island-based community groups Alliance to Mobilize Our Resistance and the FANG Collective say they've been in contact with about 70 detainees at the Suffolk County House of Correction who...

ICE halts force-feeding of immigrant detainees in Texas

Feb. 15, 2019 8:09 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. government has suddenly stopped force-feeding a group of men on a hunger strike inside an El Paso immigration detention center, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. The dramatic reversal came Thursday as public pressure was mounting on ICE to halt the practice,...

21 Savage 'wasn't hiding' being British, feared deportation

Feb. 15, 2019 7:30 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage said in an interview aired Friday that he didn't talk about his British citizenship before because he didn't want to get deported. The Grammy-nominated artist, whose given name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested Feb. 3. U.S. Immigration and Customs...

The Latest: 21 Savage surrenders on outstanding warrant

Feb. 15, 2019 7:03 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on saga involving Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage has surrendered to Georgia authorities on an outstanding warrant and been released on his own recognizance. Attorney Abbi Taylor says the Grammy-nominated artist, whose...

LA sheriff: Fewer crimes spur transfer to immigration agents

Feb. 15, 2019 3:50 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The new leader of the nation's largest sheriff's department on Friday further limited when inmates in Los Angeles County jails can be transferred to U.S. authorities for deportation. The department has reduced the number of misdemeanor charges that can trigger an inmate's transfer to...

Congress OKs border deal; Trump will sign, declare emergency

Feb. 14, 2019 11:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown, but a new confrontation was ignited — this time over President Donald Trump's plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions from...

Immigration spending pact has more than a border wall

Feb. 14, 2019 9:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A compromise on border and immigration enforcement cleared Congress on Thursday, giving President Donald Trump just a sliver of the money he wanted for his border wall. The White House said Trump would sign the bill and then declare a national emergency to try to shift money to...

Lawyers sue ICE over videoconference immigration hearings

Feb. 13, 2019 6:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of detained immigrants and the lawyers representing them filed a federal lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement, accusing the agency of violating their constitutional rights by forcing them to use videoconferencing for their court appearances instead of bringing them in...

Lawyer says rapper 21 Savage freed from immigration custody

Feb. 13, 2019 4:53 PM EST

OCILLA, Ga. (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was released Wednesday from an immigration detention center in south Georgia, his lawyers said. The rapper, whose given name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was released on $100,000 bond, immigration lawyer Tia Smith said in an email. He had been held in...

Trump not 'thrilled' with border deal but leaning toward it

Feb. 12, 2019 9:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appeared to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement Tuesday that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but provide just a fraction of the money he's been demanding for his Mexican border wall....