Road rage suspect who killed deputy was in US illegally
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The road rage suspect who killed a sheriff's deputy, wounded a police officer and died in a central Washington state shootout this week was living in the United States...
2 found guilty of disorderly conduct for ICE protest
WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) — Two people accused of blocking a road in front of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Vermont have been found guilty of disorderly conduct.
Feds investigate Oregon company’s African wood products
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Roseburg Forest Products, one of the country's leading manufacturers of particleboard and plywood, has ended production and sales of certain lumber products in the midst of a...
PHOENIX (AP) — Greyhound Lines Inc. is no longer allowing U.S. authorities to drop off immigrant families inside bus stations, forcing those who have been released from custody to wait outside...
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — A U.S. immigration court granted bond Friday to two brothers from Ecuador wanted in the South American country on charges that they stole millions of dollars from a...
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal judge who blocked a Maryland resident's deportation while he was on a flight to his native China is weighing whether to allow the man to stay in the U.S. with his...
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit that led to a federal judge blocking a Maryland resident's deportation (all times local):
Feds: Suspect bites off part of officer’s finger
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities say a Bronx man bit off part of an immigration officer's finger during a recent arrest.
Court papers released Thursday show Cristopher Santos Felix was...
NY expands legal services, other programs for immigrants
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Cuomo administration is expanding state services such as legal representation and community-based assistance for immigrants across New York.
Hundreds of migrants being cared for in Albuquerque
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — About 300 migrants are being cared for in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after being released from federal custody in El Paso, Texas.
Pocan threatens to sue ICE over September sweep records
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan is threatening to sue U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials if they don't provide more records related to a September sweep that resulted in...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office will no longer share information about people detained in the jail with federal immigration officials.
NEW YORK (AP) — Charges were unsealed Friday against a former Venezuelan vice president in New York federal court as authorities accused him of using his office to aid international drug...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston police are facing criticism for helping federal immigration officials arrest a construction worker living in the country illegally despite city policies protecting such...
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Maine U.S. Rep. Jared Golden is facing criticism over his recent votes against expanded background checks for gun buyers and in support of strengthening the U.S. Immigration...
Force-fed detainees deported to India
Immigration officials say two Indian men who were force-fed through nasal tubes while on a hunger strike inside a Texas detention facility have been deported.
LUMPKIN, Ga. (AP) — Officials say a man who escaped from a federal immigration detention center in southern Georgia has been captured.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the detainee,...
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has criticized a Michigan sheriff's department that released three people living in the country illegally despite federal...
New Mexico jail admits to sharing information with ICE
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A county commissioner says New Mexico's largest jail violated policy by alerting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers when specific prisoners were...
Migrant mom sues over toddler’s death after detention
HOUSTON (AP) — The mother of a migrant toddler who died shortly after being released from the nation's largest family detention center sued the tiny Arizona city on Thursday that for years was...
Officers: 67 immigrants found in New Mexico stash house
DEXTER, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say dozens of immigrants, including several teenagers, have been found at a stash house in southeastern New Mexico.
Consul: Woman who delivered stillborn baby released by ICE
HOUSTON (AP) — A Honduran government official says a woman who delivered a stillborn baby while in custody last week has been released from detention.
Salvadoran lawsuit victor allowed to stay in US for now
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Salvadoran woman who successfully sued a Maryland county over wrongful profiling and was later unexpectedly detained during a routine immigration check-in will be allowed...
Another North Carolina sheriff to reject ICE detainees
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Another sheriff in North Carolina says he will no longer honor detainees for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
No charges for off-duty ICE officer in fatal shooting
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia district attorney says an off-duty U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer was justified in killing a man who he thought was following him in a Walmart...
Border agents drop migrant families at Phoenix bus station
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents dropped off at least two busloads of migrant families during the weekend at a Greyhound bus station in...
Lawmakers seek probe of ICE force-feeding of immigrants
Nearly 50 Democratic lawmakers called for a watchdog investigation of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday after the agency confirmed it had been force-feeding immigrant detainees...
Police: Off-duty ICE officer kills man at Georgia Walmart
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer has killed a man outside a Walmart in Georgia.
News outlets report no charges have yet been filed in the Sunday death of 45-year-old Johnathan Liddell, who Douglasville police say was found dead in his vehicle from an apparent gunshot wound. Authorities say officers were still interviewing witnesses as of Monday to determine what led to the shooting by ICE Officer O.L. Jones.
Groups: ICE detainees in Boston jail go on hunger strike
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 are participating in a hunger strike that began Friday.
Naugatuck police reviewing lieutenant’s Facebook post
NAUGATUCK, Conn. (AP) — Naugatuck police say they are reviewing posts made by their spokesman on his personal Facebook account.
ICE halts force-feeding of immigrant detainees in Texas
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...
21 Savage ‘wasn’t hiding’ being British, feared deportation
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 Enforcement called it a targeted operation. He was released from immigration custody Wednesday on a $100,000 bond.
ICE cooperation bills progress through Virginia legislature
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Raising concerns from immigrant advocacy groups, two bills that would increase cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities are advancing through the Virginia General Assembly.
LA sheriff: Fewer crimes spur transfer to immigration agents
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 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation from 151 to 101, spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said.
Lawyer says rapper 21 Savage freed from immigration custody
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 the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla.
Latino advocacy groups create legal fund for ICE arrestees
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The arrest of hundreds of people living in the country illegally last week in North Carolina has prompted two Latino advocacy groups to establish a legal fund.
AP Explains: How immigration detention works
PHOENIX (AP) — A new proposal by Democrats in negotiations for a funding bill to avert another government shutdown would cap the number of people the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is allowed to hold in detention.
They say they want ICE to focus its interior enforcement — outside of the border — on criminals only. Being in the country illegally is an administrative violation, not a crime.
Mumps confirmed in 7 detainees at Houston ICE facility
HOUSTON (AP) — Health officials say seven cases of the mumps have been confirmed at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Houston.
The Houston Health Department said Saturday that the seven adults were detained during their infectious period. Health officials say there's no evidence the disease was transmitted outside the facility.
The health department is working with the facility on infection control.
Officials seize $25M worth of cocaine near Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal authorities in Puerto Rico have seized $25 million worth of cocaine in waters near the U.S. territory.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Friday that nearly 2,400 pounds (1,100 kilograms) were found aboard a boat near the tiny Puerto Rican island of Vieques.
Officials said they pursued the boat on Thursday but that its occupants fled once they reached Vieques, a popular tourist destination. No one has been arrested.
UN: US force-feeding immigrants may breach torture agreement
The United States could be violating the U.N. Convention Against Torture by force-feeding immigrant detainees on a hunger strike inside an El Paso detention facility, the United Nations human rights office said Thursday.
The Geneva-based Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is concerned that force-feeding could constitute "ill treatment" that goes against the convention, which the United States ratified in 1994, spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told The Associated Press.
Detained lawsuit victor released from immigration custody
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Salvadoran woman who successfully sued a Maryland county over wrongful profiling and arrest has been released from immigration officials' custody after being unexpectedly detained during a routine check-in.
North Carolina county jail to stop housing ICE detainees
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina county's jail will stop accepting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees when its contract with the federal government ends.
The Latest: 21 Savage attorneys say he came to the US at 7
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on federal immigration authorities' detention of rapper 21 Savage (all times local):
Attorneys for rapper 21 Savage say the 26-year-old has lived in the U.S. since age 7, and the federal immigration authorities who are detaining him are incorrect that he has a felony conviction on his record.
Kuck Baxter Immigration, the law firm representing the rapper whose real name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, issued the new statement Tuesday.
Officials: Approximately 30 taken into custody in ICE raid
SANFORD, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say approximately 30 people have been taken into custody after a raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at a North Carolina manufacturing plant.
A statement from the Lee County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday said the raid on the plant in Sanford was the result of an ongoing investigation into identity theft and fraud. The statement said the sheriff's office assisted ICE agents at the request of federal officials.
Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage in US immigration custody
ATLANTA (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was taken into federal immigration custody early Sunday, authorities said.
The artist, whose given name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested in a targeted operation in the Atlanta area involving local and federal law enforcement officers, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox said in an emailed statement. Abraham-Joseph is a British citizen who overstayed his visa and is also has a felony conviction, Cox said.
The Latest: Lawyer wants 21 Savage out of federal custody
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of rapper 21 Savage (all times local):
A lawyer for 21 Savage says she is working to get the Grammy-nominated rapper out of federal immigration detention.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox says the rapper, whose given name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested in a targeted operation early Sunday in the Atlanta area.
APNewsBreak: Detainee on hunger strike details force-feeding
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has confirmed there are now nine men — up from six earlier this week — being force-fed under court order in a detention center in El Paso.
One of the hunger strikers, a 22-year-old man from India who called The Associated Press on Friday, described being dragged from his cell three times a day and strapped down on a bed. He said a group of people force-feed him by pouring liquid into tubes pushed through his nose.