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LAPD Stops Honoring Some Federal Immigration Detention Requests

July 8, 2014
The Los Angeles Police Department is no longer heeding federal immigration requests to hold inmates who might be deportable past their jail terms unless a judge has vetted the request, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Monday alongside a cheering crowd of immigrant advocates.

Immigration Bill Would Add 20,000 Border Patrol Agents

June 24, 2013
The U.S. Senate voted 67-27 Monday to add a security provision to bipartisan immigration legislation that would add 20,000 Border Patrol agents and provide funding for additional fencing and surveillance technology.

A Path to Citizenship for Gangs and Terrorists

June 24, 2013
In April, I joined many other local, state, and federal law enforcement experts in Washington D.C. to voice opposition to the flawed amnesty bill misnamed as "The Border Security, Economic, Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act."

Sheriff Joe Suspends Immigration Enforcement

June 7, 2013
Joe Arpaio, the sheriff for Maricopa County and metropolitan Phoenix, has temporarily suspended all his immigration efforts after a federal judge concluded two weeks ago that the sheriff's office had racially profiled Latinos in its patrols.

Judge Blocks Provisions of Ind. Immigration Law

March 29, 2013
A federal judge on Friday permanently blocked Indiana from enforcing two key provisions of the state's immigration law, including one she said could have led to "serious abuses" by police.

Immigration Detainee Release Blamed on Sequester

February 28, 2013
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have released "several hundred" immigrants from deportation centers across the country, saying the move is an effort to cut costs ahead of budget cuts due to hit later this week.

Calif. AG To Police: Ignore Federal Immigration Detainers

December 7, 2012
California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris told local law enforcement agencies Tuesday that they were not obligated to comply with a federal program whose stated goal is to deport illegal immigrants convicted of serious crimes.

Sheriff Arpaio Elected To Sixth Term

November 7, 2012
Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio won a sixth term Tuesday in what was his closest race. Arpaio defeated challenger Paul Penzone, a veteran Phoenix Police officer, and Mike Stauffer, a Scottsdale Police lieutenant.

ICE Chief of Staff Resigns Amid Sex Misconduct Claims

September 4, 2012
Suzanne Barr, chief of staff to ICE Director John Morton, said in her resignation letter that the allegations against her are "unfounded." But she said she was stepping down anyway to end distractions within the agency.

Immigration Checks

August 2, 2012

Under what circumstances is it permissible to inquire into a person's immigration status? The Supreme Court has addressed this question in several opinions, most recently in its 2012 decision reviewing Arizona's immigration statutes.

Report: Mexican Immigration Wave Has Ended

April 24, 2012
The largest wave of immigration from a single county to the United States has reached a statistical standstill, as the net migration flow from Mexico has stopped, according to a report from the Pew Hispanic Center.

ICE Arrests 3,100 In Nationwide Sweep

April 2, 2012
Federal immigration agents arrested more than 3,100 illegal immigrants during a six-day nationwide sweep aimed at convicted aliens, fugitives and other violators. The "Cross Check" enforcement operation was conducted in every state, involved more than 1,900 agents, and netted more than 1,000 people with multiple convictions.

Ariz. Officers Turn In Federal Immigration Badges

December 22, 2011
Ninety-two Maricopa County jail officers turned in their ICE badges on Wednesday afternoon in front of Sheriff Joe Arpaio during a news conference.

Hacker Group Attacks Texas Cops' E-mail

September 2, 2011
The group known as Anonymous claims to have hacked into the email accounts of more than two dozen Texas law enforcement agencies or officials in retaliation for arrests of its supporters and what it sees as harassment of immigrants by authorities in the state, the Associated Press is reporting.

Feds Sue Alabama Over Tough Immigration Law

August 2, 2011
The Department of Justice filed a legal challenge against Alabama's tough immigration law, as the Obama Administration's latest salvo against states who attempt immigration reform.

Arizona Sheriff Settles Profiling Claim

July 11, 2011
Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle a claim by two Latino men who claimed deputies had pulled them over and detained them because of their race.

ICE Approves OT Pay Waiver for Removal Agents

June 27, 2011
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will provide additional overtime pay to its Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) division agents, a decision that has gained support from an association representing federal agents.

Feds Shift Focus of Immigration Enforcement to Violent Illegals

June 18, 2011
The Obama Administration has altered a federal fingerprint program designed to identify criminal illegal immigrants to halt deportations of crime victims and witnesses.

Alabama's Tough Immigration Law Faces Legal Challenges

June 11, 2011
Civil rights groups vowed to defeat Alabama's new immigration enforcement law a day after Gov. Robert Bentley signed what supporters and critics agree is the toughest of its kind in the country.

Feds Discover 108 Illegals In West Phoenix Drop House

May 26, 2011
Neighbors noticed suspicious activity involving vehicles entering a garage, closing the door, then quickly exiting at a home in the 900 block of West Vernon Ave.
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