Category: Federal Enforcement

ICE Immigration Agents Question and Detain Workers at The Grove

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have been showing up at several Los Angeles restaurants in the past two weeks, interrogating workers and in some cases briefly detaining them, Eater has learned. While rumors have been circulating throughout the restaurant…
Inside an Immigration Roundup: Crying Children, Closed Doors, Coffee

LOS ANGELES—Gathered in an underground parking garage before dawn on a chilly February morning, a group of eight armed immigration officers listened closely to the details of seven people wanted for immigration violations. There was the Guatemalan man convicted of…
The Cost of Immigration Enforcement and Border Security

Since the last major overhaul of the U.S. immigration system in 1986, the federal government has spent an estimated $263 billion on immigration enforcement. As discussions with a new President and Congress start to focus on what immigration enforcement and…
US Immigrant Faces Deportation After Reporting Prowler to Police

An undocumented immigrant who called police to report a burglary was himself arrested, while the suspect was allowed to go free. Officers in the Seattle suburb of Tukwila detained father-of-three Wilson Macarreno at his home last Thursday. He was held…
US Immigration Arrests up 30 Percent in 2017

The number of undocumented immigrants arrested in the United States rose to a three-year high in 2017, reversing several years of decline, according to new figures. Pew Research Center, a think-tank, said on Thursday that a total of 143,470 people…
ICE Agents See ‘Gaping Holes’ in Trump’s Immigration Plan

They endorsed President Trump during the campaign, but now the nation’s deportation officers say they oppose his immigration framework, concluding that the proposed amnesty would leave “gaping holes” for a new wave of illegal immigration. National ICE Council President Chris…