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Mom, Girl Fled to the US, Are Being Held 2K Miles Apart

ACLU sues the US government over the case of 'Ms. L' and 'SS'

(Newser) - The story begins on Nov. 1, 2017, when "Ms. L" and "SS," her 7-year-old girl, arrived on US shores. They told the border agents at a port of entry near San Diego they had fled the Democratic Republic of Congo out of fear for their lives and...

Their Info Was in ICE's Hands. Bigwig Is Accused of Stealing It

Raphael Sanchez, chief counsel for Seattle's ICE office, has been indicted

(Newser) - The lead attorney for Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Seattle office abruptly resigned Monday, with an indictment charging him with wire fraud and identity theft handed down the same day. The identities Raphael A. Sanchez is accused of stealing, per BuzzFeed : those of seven immigrants whose cases the agency was...

Colleagues 'Outraged' at Mich. Doctor's ICE Detention

Lukasz Niec may be sent back to Poland after 40 years in US; 'I ... thought it was a prank,' wife says

(Newser) - A quarter of a century ago, 17-year-old Lukasz Niec took a plea deal on two misdemeanors—a move that might send the now-43-year-old Michigan doctor back to his native Poland, despite the fact that he's lived in the US since he was a young child, speaks no Polish, and...

ICE Agents Sue Over Obama's Immigration Edicts

Their lawyer: a Romney adviser who helped craft Arizona's controversial law

(Newser) - Ten Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents are suing their own agency over Obama administration orders to focus on dangerous illegal immigrants and to defer deportations on immigrants brought to the US as children. "We are federal law enforcement officers who are being ordered to break the law," the...

Federal Agent Killed With Own Gun by Son, 14

Myron Chisem shot in head through window of Calif. home

(Newser) - The 14-year-old son of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent has been busted in the killing of his dad in their southern California home. Myron Chisem, 42, was shot in the head with a gun fired from the backyard through the window of his family room in Carson. Chisem's...

Man Pretends To Be Illegal Immigrant to Skirt Jail

He was deported to Mexico instead

(Newser) - It’s not every day an American citizen gets charged with pretending to be an illegal immigrant, but that’s what happened to one Utah 27-year-old this week. The man was originally arrested for dealing drugs in February 2010, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. He told the judge he was...

Target of Child Porn Probe: Man Who Fought Child Porn

Feds raid home, office of top ICE official Anthony Mangione

(Newser) - The top Immigration and Customs Enforcement official in South Florida is suspected of possessing the same thing he has aggressively crusaded against, according to the Miami Herald . Federal agents raided the home and office of Anthony Mangione over the weekend to search for child pornography on his computers, law enforcement...

Feds to Put Screws to Employers of Illegals

New ICE branch will pour over I-9s looking for illegals

(Newser) - The Obama administration plans to intensify its crackdown on businesses that hire illegal immigrants, creating a new office within Immigration and Customs Enforcement dedicated to auditing company employment records. Dubbed the Employment Compliance Inspection Center, this new branch will “address a need to conduct audits even of the largest...

Kosher Meat Supply Crippled After Iowa Immigration Raid

Packing plant, now bankrupt, accounted 60% of US market

(Newser) - Kosher meat prices are skyrocketing after the Iowa packing plant that supplied about 60% of the US market declared bankruptcy, USA Today reports, in the wake of a May immigration raid. Agriprocessors, in trouble even before the raid, stopped operating last week. “Stores like mine are struggling all over,...

Welcome to Illegal Immigrant Air
 Welcome to Illegal Immigrant Air

Welcome to Illegal Immigrant Air

De facto new airline shuttles aliens home

(Newser) - There’s a new airline in town, and it’s offering all the amenities: leather seats, ample legroom, free food, and impeccable service. There’s just one problem: Its passengers would usually rather not be traveling, the Wall Street Journal reports. Welcome to ICE Air, the de facto new airline...

Give Rescue Workers a Break: Just Add ICE

Cell phone entry lets them know who to call

(Newser) - The practice of putting the letters ICE—short for "in case of emergency"—in front of a person's name in a cell phone seems to be catching on. The idea is to help paramedics or other emergency personnel zip through the phone and find the right person to...

SoCal Illegals Sent Packing in Massive Sweep

Feds nab 1,300+ in biggest-ever roundup of immigrants

(Newser) - Feds have arrested more than 1,300 immigrants in Southern California over the last two weeks, in what Immigrations and Customs Enforcement is calling its biggest roundup ever. Ninety percent have criminal records or standing deportation orders, and 600 have already been deported, reports the LA Times. “Where these...

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