• First ICE detainee tests positive for coronavirus

    (CNN) — A 31-year-old Mexican national is the first detainee in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody to test positive for the novel coronavirus, the agency announced Tuesday. The detainee, who has been held at the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey, has been quarantined and is receiving care, ICE said, adding that the agency […]

  • Mexican tourist shot in the face by ICE agent in NY files federal lawsuit

    (CNN) — A Mexican municipal worker visiting his mother in New York endured a “horrific, life-altering trip” after being shot point-blank in the face by a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. Erick Diaz Cruz, 26, was traveling with his girlfriend on tourist visas when he became embroiled in […]

  • Longest-ever smuggling tunnel found on Southwest border

    U.S. authorities this week announced the discovery of the longest smuggling tunnel ever found on the Southwest border, stretching more than three-quarters of a mile from an industrial site in Tijuana, Mexico, to the San Diego area. The tunnel featured an extensive rail cart system, forced air ventilation, high voltage electrical cables and panels, an elevator at […]

  • ICE arrests dropped in the past year amid southern border crisis

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests dropped this year as resources and attention were diverted to the surge of migrants arriving at the southern border, according to newly released data. ICE made around 143,000 arrests in fiscal year 2019, down around 10% from nearly 159,000 arrests the previous fiscal year, which starts on October 1 and runs through […]

  • African father facing deportation reunites with family in San Diego

    After 20 months of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainment, a Congolese father fighting for political asylum has reunited with his family. The newly paroled father went to a church service in San Diego with his family for the first time since 2017. “Constantin has been reunited with his family,” Pastor Colin Mathewson of St. […]

  • Judge accused of helping an undocumented immigrant evade ICE will be paid during her suspension

    In an about-face, the Massachusetts Supreme Court said a judge accused of helping a twice-deported undocumented immigrant evade an immigration officer will be paid while she’s suspended. Newton District Court Judge Shelley Richmond Joseph was indicted in April on obstruction of justice and other federal charges. The judge had ordered the immigrant, who was charged […]

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