• Boston-area judge charged with helping undocumented immigrant elude ICE

    A Massachusetts judge conspired with a court officer to help a twice-deported undocumented immigrant slip out a back exit of a courthouse and elude arrest by immigration authorities, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday. Judge Shelley Joseph and court officer Wesley MacGregor were hit with federal obstruction of justice charges for allegedly aiding the defendant, […]

  • New Migrant Caravan of 2,500 Sets Out Through Mexico for US

    A new migrant caravan of about 2,500 people was making its way through southern Mexico on Tuesday, headed for the U.S. border, facing greater heat — and a much cooler welcome — than last year’s caravans. The caravan walked past the city of Huixtla in the southern state of Chiapas on Monday, but police were […]

  • El Centro Sector Border Patrol Apprehends Sex Offender

    U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported convicted sex offender Saturday morning. At around 10:17 a.m., agents assigned to the El Centro Station, arrested a man suspected of illegally entering the U.S. approximately 11 miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry.  The man was arrested and transported […]

  • Federal judge strikes down Trump asylum rules for domestic and gang violence victims

    A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed Justice Department policies that made it harder for immigrants to claim asylum because of domestic violence or gang violence, finding the policies violated existing law. Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court in Washington ruled the harsher Justice Department policies ordered by former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions […]

  • MS-13 Gang Member Arrested by El Centro Sector

    El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Station arrested a gang member Wednesday afternoon. The incident occurred at approximately 12:20 p.m., when agents encountered a man three miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry suspected of being in the United States illegally. Agents transported the man to the El Centro […]

  • Texas woman with four children gets eight years in jail for voter fraud

    A Texas appeals court upheld the conviction of green card holder Rosa Maria Ortega for voter fraud on Wednesday, cementing a sentence of eight years in jail and a likely deportation. Ortega, a mother of four, reportedly thought she was able to vote because she was a permanent resident. She voted five times between 2004 […]

  • Number of US troops at border has ‘peaked’ at 5,900

    The number of US troops deployed to the southern border has “peaked” at 5,900 and is not expected to increase, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Thursday. It’s a figure that falls well short of President Donald Trump’s previous claim that the Pentagon could send between 10,000 and 15,000 service members to help deal with […]

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