Immigration officials

WASHINGTON | Watchdog: Thousands more children may have been separated

WASHINGTON  —Jan 17, 2019— It seems likely that thousands more migrant children were split from their families than the Trump administration previously reported, in part because officials were stepping up family separations long before the border policy that prompted international outrage last spring, a government watchdog said Thursday. It’s unclear just how many family separations … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Watchdog: Thousands more children may have been separated

SAN FRANCISCO | Immigration officials say they had no contact with suspect

SAN FRANCISCO— U.S. immigration authorities say they had no contact with a Mexican national suspected of killing a California police officer until the man was arrested last week. The killing rekindled a national debate over sanctuary policies and prompted President Trump to call for tougher border security. The disclosure by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Immigration officials say they had no contact with suspect

WASHINGTON | Judge’s order didn’t end family separations at border

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since the June executive order that stopped the general practice amid a crackdown on illegal crossings, according to government data obtained by The  Associated Press. Despite the order and a federal judge’s later ruling, immigration officials are allowed to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge’s order didn’t end family separations at border

WASHINGTON | 81 migrant children separated from families since June

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since the June executive order that stopped the general practice amid a crackdown on illegal crossings, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. Despite the order and a federal judge’s later ruling, immigration officials are allowed to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | 81 migrant children separated from families since June

WASHINGTON | Trump administration vows to prosecute migrants in future

WASHINGTON — Trump administration officials vowed Friday to address some of issues that forced them to decide against criminally prosecuting any of the 42 members of a Central American migrant caravan arrested last weekend who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally during a chaotic clash with Border Patrol agents. Immigration officials often deport people who cross … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump administration vows to prosecute migrants in future

LOS ANGELES | Suspect in deadly California attacks was deported 6 times

LOS ANGELES— A Texas man suspected of killing three people and seriously injuring four in a string of attacks on sleeping Southern California men — most of them homeless — had a long criminal history and had been deported from the United States six times, immigration officials said Tuesday night. Ramon Escobar, 47, who was … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Suspect in deadly California attacks was deported 6 times

LOS ANGELES | Judge sets deadline for Army specialist’s citizenship ruling

LOS ANGELES— Immigration officials have three weeks to decide whether to approve the citizenship application of a South Korean-born U.S. Army specialist who is suing after the military discharged her, a judge ruled Tuesday. Yea Ji Sea filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security last month after the military moved to discharge her. … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Judge sets deadline for Army specialist’s citizenship ruling

BOSTON | Lawsuit: Boston schools cooperate with immigration officials

BOSTON (AP) — A coalition of civil rights and student advocacy groups sued the Boston Public Schools on Thursday to find out how much student information the system shares with federal immigration officials. The groups, including the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, allege in the lawsuit that the school system and Superintendent … Continue reading BOSTON | Lawsuit: Boston schools cooperate with immigration officials

McALLEN, Texas|The Latest: 50 parents separated from kids held in Colorado

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump’s order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Some of the parents who were separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border are being held at an immigration facility in suburban … Continue reading McALLEN, Texas|The Latest: 50 parents separated from kids held in Colorado

WASHINGTON | Immigration crackdown shifts to employers as audits surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigration officials have sharply increased audits of companies to verify that their employees are authorized to work in the country, signaling the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration is reaching deeper into the workplace to create a “culture of compliance” among employers who rely on immigrant labor. Expansive plans also have been … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Immigration crackdown shifts to employers as audits surge