Latest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement News

Judge frees Somali immigrant who was detained 9 months

Nov. 17, 2018 3:56 PM EST

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A federal judge has freed a Somali immigrant who was held for nine months in a New Hampshire jail without a hearing. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire contends Immigration and Customs Enforcement unlawfully detained 45-year-old Abdigani Faisal Hussein, of Portland,...

NYC lawsuit: Immigration detainees denied day in court

Nov. 16, 2018 4:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A civil lawsuit filed by immigration rights advocates in New York City has accused federal authorities of denying detainees their day in court. The suit filed Thursday in federal court in Manhattan says the amount of time people accused of immigration violations in New York and New Jersey...

ICE head denounces political vitriol, apologizes for tweet

Nov. 15, 2018 1:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement told senators Thursday that employees' morale has suffered because of the bitter political climate, and he apologized for sending a tweet in 2015 that suggested renaming the Democratic Party as the "NeoKlanist" party. The Senate...

Nielsen's DHS replacement to face same border challenges

Nov. 15, 2018 5:22 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen never quite clicked personally as the president chafed at her explanations of complicated immigration issues and her inability to bring about massive changes at the U.S.-Mexico border. With Nielsen's departure now...

APNewsBreak: Prison group faces lawsuit over immigrant wages

Nov. 14, 2018 4:42 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The operator of one of the largest private prison systems in the United States paid detained immigrants at a New Mexico prison as little as $1 per day as part of "volunteer" work programs, and refused to pay them minimum wages even though they were not convicted of any crimes, a...

Spanish-language reporter faces deportation from US

Nov. 13, 2018 4:53 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Spanish-language reporter who faces deportation after his arrest while covering an immigration protest in Tennessee said Tuesday he was unjustly detained and faces danger if sent back to El Salvador. Manuel Duran spoke publicly about his case for the first time since his arrest at...

Suspect in 3 Missouri slayings faced ICE issue in New Jersey

Nov. 9, 2018 4:50 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man charged with killing three people in Missouri this month should have faced deportation proceedings after he was arrested last year for a separate offense in New Jersey, instead of being released, federal immigration officials said Friday. Twenty-three-year-old Luis Perez, who is...

Man charged in 3 killings wanted by immigration authorities

Nov. 8, 2018 2:05 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man who federal authorities believe is in the U.S. illegally has been charged in the fatal shooting of two former roommates and a woman whose home he moved into after his first victims threw him out, police in southwestern Missouri said. A second man has been charged as an...

Immigration agency: Jail freed man later charged with murder

Nov. 2, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal officers have accused authorities in Oregon of preventing them from taking a Mexican national into custody before he was released in a domestic violence case and went on to be charged with murder. Martin Gallo-Gallardo, who was in the U.S. illegally, posted bond in March and...

Boston Marathon bomber's friend deported to Kazakhstan

Nov. 2, 2018 9:25 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Immigration officials say a college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has been deported to his native Kazakhstan after he was convicted of concealing evidence in the case. Dias Kadyrbayev (DY'-us kah-dur-BY'-ehv) was sentenced in 2015 to six years...