The back-and-forth between the federal government and states over the federal Secure Communities immigration enforcement program goes back a long way shortly after the program first began rolling out in late 2008.
Opponents of a mandatory federal immigration program called “Secure Communities” began rallying in cities that were the last holdouts in implementing the controversial program.
The American Civil Liberties Union said Thursday that border inspectors have used excessive force and performed humiliating body searches on travelers entering the United States from Mexico.
In September 2008, Hurricanes Ike and Gustav ravaged cities along the Texas coast. Josue Diaz was one of several who responded to help the recovery. But Diaz and about 20 other immigrant workers wound up in police custody.
Immigrants arrested for minor traffic violations won’t get flagged for possible deportation proceedings until after they’re convicted, immigration officials announced on Friday.
It’s an amazing concept to realize how the life you have lived in a land you call home can come crashing down before your eyes as your father is being arrested next to the dinner table.
ICE runs the world’s largest immigration detention system, relying heavily on local jails and private facilities in far-flung communities, rather than operating them itself, the agency leases beds from local jails or contracts with private corporations.
Pedro Gutierrez's nightmare has been put off for at least one year. The Feds told him that he had to be out of the country by next Tuesday. But, today they changed their minds.
Immigration officials may not have intentionally misled lawmakers or the public about the controversial Secure Communities immigration enforcement program, but their communication strategy was a mess.
A controversial bill cracking down on illegal immigration died in the Mississippi state Senate after Sen. Hob Bryan (D-Amory), a judiciary committee chairman, chose not to bring it to a vote before a Tuesday deadline.
ICE announced Monday the arrest of more than 3,100 convicted criminals and illegal re-entrants within a six-day period last week.
According to a new report, during the reporting period from January 1, 2011 through June 30, 2011, ICE removed 46,486 undocumented parents who claimed to have at least one US citizen child.
In Karnes City, Texas, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has unveiled its “first-ever designed-and-built civil detention center.”
The federal government has decided to fly Mexican deportees back to their home states in Mexico, rather than busing them across the border.