Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced the resignation of Julie Myers, assistant secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, on Wednesday.
The former manager of the largest U.S. kosher meatpacking plant was arrested Thursday on federal conspiracy charges of harboring illegal immigrants and aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft, federal officials said.
The Rev. Lloyd Paul Ouderkirk sits beneath a cross of Jesus, the sun shining through the stained-glass windows that line his church.
About a dozen Somali Muslims stand outside their makeshift mosque on Lawler Street, its sheet-draped windows emblazoned with the words "Sunday Mattress." Women are covered head to toe in traditional Muslim robes.
Tiny Postville, Iowa, is still trying to recover from what was the largest immigration raid in U.S. history.
Federal immigration agents arrested about 300 workers Tuesday in a raid at a poultry processing plant in Greenville, South Carolina, the Department of Justice said.
Federal officials arrested more than 300 members of a previously lesser known criminal gang during a summer crackdown, twice as many as last year, and arrested nearly 1,500 gang members nationwide, immigration authorities said Wednesday
Federal officials say nearly 600 suspected illegal immigrants were detained in a raid on a manufacturing plant in southern Mississippi, making it the largest such sweep in the country
A pilot program allowing illegal immigrants to surrender to authorities and have more control over their deportation has been dubbed a failure
A Long Island millionaire was sentenced to 40 months in prison Friday for enslaving two house maids, U.S. Attorney Robert Nardoza said.
The Cuban government has handed over to U.S. authorities a California man facing federal child sex crime charges, Cuba's Foreign Ministry said Friday.
Plans to deport an Armenian high school valedictorian in Fresno, California, were put on hold Tuesday after Sen. Dianne Feinstein took steps to make him and his family legal U.S. residents.
A high school valedictorian faces deportation, but may get to stay in the U.S. CNN.s Dan Simon reports.
The valedictorian at a Fresno high school won't be attending a U.S. college because he's being deported. KGPE reports.
A high school valedictorian's plans to study medicine at a California state university have run headlong into the federal government's attempts to return him and his family to Armenia.
A fast-moving wildfire in South Florida forced the evacuation of more than 2,200 inmates and detainees on Monday, authorities said.
A pedophile suspect who became the subject of an international manhunt this week after an appeal from Interpol has been detained in the United States.
Across the United States, immigrants hold rallies in support of those who come to America.
Thousands of demonstrators gathered in U.S. cities Thursday to protest federal immigration raids and deportations and to call for comprehensive immigration reform.
Federal immigration agents fanned out across five states Wednesday, detaining hundreds of employees of Pilgrim's Pride, one of the nation's largest poultry companies.
A man accused of killing his wife in New Zealand and then abandoning the couple's 3-year-old daughter at an Australian train station has been deported to New Zealand to face murder charges, U.S. immigration officials announced Sunday.
A man arrested in the U.S. after a months-long, intercontinental manhunt will be deported to New Zealand to face murder charges in the death of his wife, authorities told CNN Friday.
Three Chinese nationals accused of importing thousands of counterfeit luxury handbags in the United States have been arrested in the past two days, federal authorities announced Thursday.
Rodolfo Godinez, one of six suspects charged in a triple slaying in a Newark, New Jersey, schoolyard, pleaded not guilty Wednesday at Essex County Veterans Courthouse, the county prosecutor's office said.
The wacky world of immigration reform is full of half-baked ideas, but none has the taste of having spent less time in the oven than letting local cops enforce federal immigration law.
Eighteen people, including 10 airline workers at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, appeared in federal court Tuesday on international drug smuggling and distribution charges.
Federal agents bust an alleged cocaine and heroin smuggling ring centered on New York's JFK airport.
Federal agents have arrested more than 1,300 suspected gang members, including 343 with violent criminal histories, in the past three months, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said Tuesday.
Federal agents participate in an operation that leads to the arrest of more than 1,300 suspected gang members.
Bliss Nicholson flies to Mexico every year, not to soak up the sun in Cancún but to recruit legal migrant workers for his landscaping business in Middleton, Wis. With the local unemployment rate under 4%, few legal residents in his area care to work long hours in the hot sun planting trees or laying irrigation pipes for $10 an hour. Unlike many in his industry, Nicholson chooses not to hire illegal immigrants. So the annual road trip is his only recourse.
It would cost at least $94 billion to find, detain and remove all 12 million people believed to be staying illegally in the United States, the federal government estimated Wednesday.
Here are some facts from tonight's broadcast that you might find interesting. 287(g), the federal government's program to train local law enforcement agencies to enforce immigration laws: • As of August 21, 2007, 6 agencies in 12 states are participating • 457 Officers have been trained • 22,000 suspected criminal illegal aliens have been arrested Source: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) TOY RECALLS More than 80% of toys sold in this country are made in China. Source: Toy Industry Association Release: Wal-Mart Launches Toy Safety Net Program
An illegal immigrant who stayed in an Illinois church for a year to avoid separation from her 8-year-old son, a U.S. citizen, was arrested Sunday and was being processed for deportation.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents ignored or dropped leads and at times entire cases involving terrorist activities because of disputes with the FBI, says a report
Here are some facts from tonight's broadcast that you might find interesting. In the first six months of this year the FDA rejected more than a thousand (1,077) shipments of food from China. Source: FDA Last month, the FDA banned 5 certain species of fish from China because of a persistent pattern of contamination. A recent study by U.S. consulting firm A.T. Kearney found: "China's food safety process is broken and fixing it will require a $100 billion investment in improved food safety standards, warehousing, transportation and training." Source: AT Kearney Consulting, June 26 presentation at CIES World Food Business Summit in Shanghai Mayor Donald Cresitello of Morristown, NJ has applied to enroll his police department into the 287(g) program which would deputize police officers to enforce immigration laws. Morristown would be the first New Jersey municipality in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 287(g) program if accepted.
Here are some facts from tonight's broadcast that you might find interesting. Wildfires • Nearly 1,500 new U.S. wildfires since Monday • Wildfires in 17 states this month Source: National Interagency Fire Center 60% of continental US in drought Source: U.S. Drought Monitor Employee Verification Defense Department non-work Social Security numbers (pdf file) Immigration Congress granted local police immigration authority under section 287(g) of the immigration law of 1996 Florida was the first to take advantage of the program in 2001 Now 24 law enforcement agencies in 11 states with 416 officers are trained in 287(g) There are at least 75 law enforcement agencies with requests pending with Immigration and Customs Enforcement which runs the program Source: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Representative David Price of North Carolina is proposing a bill that would mandate 287(g) use in all local and state prisons
An estimated 1.6 million children and spouses have been separated from family members forced to leave the country under toughened 1996 immigration laws
The federal government announced Tuesday a bust in a multi-million dollar subprime mortgage lending scheme and indicted more than two dozen alleged co-conspirators.
A just-released report slams the federal government for failing to coordinate the work of U.S. law enforcement agencies overseas to fight terrorism.
Don Coyer is trained to take a bullet and quick to make a joke.
British police have shattered a global Internet pedophile ring, rescuing 31 children and rounding up more than 700 suspects worldwide, authorities said
President Bush is building his legacy, adding another unfortunate line of hollow bravado to his rhetorical repertoire. To "Mission accomplished," "Bring it on," "Wanted: Dead or alive," and of course, "I earned ... political capital, and now I intend to spend it," he has added "I'll see you at the bill signing," referring to his own ill-considered push for so-called comprehensive immigration reform legislation.
These are some of the facts from tonight's broadcast that you might find interesting. ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) conducted a threat assessment survey of all field offices: "The results of the assessment showed that most major metropolitan areas were experiencing a surge in gang activity. Additionally, the survey showed that membership of these violent transnational gangs was comprised largely of foreign-born nationals." Source: ICE "Operation Community Shield" Fact Sheet June 6, 2007 • Gang members in the United States: 800,000 • State and local police in the United States: 708,000 Source: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California); hearing testimony June 5, 2007
The following information is also available on the website of the Food and Water Watch. • 81% of seafood is imported (90% of shrimp is imported). • 55% of seafood is from Asia. • Less than 2% of all seafood imports are physically inspected. • Less than one percent (0.59%) is lab tested and that rate is declining despite increasing problems with veterinary drug residues and the use of banned drugs by foreign fish farm operations. • 60% of the seafood that was refused was seafood from China. • American consumers are eating more seafood (16.2 lbs per person in 2005). • One in four Americans (76,000,000) get food-borne illness. • Seafood is responsible for 18-20% of those cases (20%=15.2 million). Removal Stats The following numbers were derived between October 1, 2006 and April 16, 2007. This information on can be found on the website of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement • 2007 Fiscal Year to Date Tot
Dear FSB: I have the same problem you mentioned in "Blowing the Whistle on Illegals." I own a floor-covering store, and a competitor has taken a lot of business from me because he hires illegal immigrants and can do everything cheaper. What can I do to stop this? --Name withheld, Georgia
The Port of Miami is safe said police after investigating three men who tried to enter a secure area in a truck without proper documentation.
The worry used to be that illegal immigrants were stealing welfare. Then it was jobs. Now, we're told, they're stealing people's identities.
Federal officials arrested more than 125 people Wednesday on charges of subscribing to a Web site that depicted children as young as infants engaged in sexual activities with adults.
Seven "undocumented immigrants" were pulled out of a storm drain Tuesday after border patrol officials saw them trying to use it to enter the United States, San Diego Police spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.
Congress has yet to nail down any of the details on immigration reform, but federal officials are already stepping up their enforcement - with an eye on small employers.
Nine Egyptian students out of 11 who went missing in the United States two weeks ago are in custody, a government statement said Saturday.
Six of 11 Egyptian students who failed to show up for classes after entering the United States are in federal custody, the FBI said Thursday.
U.S. and Canadian authorities said Thursday they had arrested more than 40 people and broken up six rings that smuggled drugs across the border using planes and helicopters.
For the home building industry, the immigration debate raging in Washington is anything but abstract. It's the biggest issue nobody wants to talk about.
Reports this week that the Border Patrol is notifying the Mexican government of the locations of Minutemen volunteers are being denied by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. True or not, the Bush administration continues to follow absurd policies on both issues of border security and illegal immigration.
The Bush administration unveiled Thursday what it said is a new strategy aimed at companies employing illegal immigrants, illustrating it with a crackdown on the German-based firm IFCO Systems.
Federal immigration authorities rounded up more than 1,000 illegal immigrants at dozens of sites and charged nine individuals of the firm that employed them, federal law enforcement officials announced Wednesday.
As debate rages over securing the U.S. border with Mexico, authorities announced Wednesday that they had dismantled a human-smuggling ring that was running illegal immigrants into the United States through Canada.
This is a sampling of comments received during the past week.
A Taiwanese citizen has been indicted as an agent of the People's Republic of China in a lengthy indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Florida, federal officials announced in Washington Friday.
A federal task force seized arsenals of illegal weapons and homemade bombs in Laredo, Texas, in connection with a Mexican drug trafficking battle, authorities said Friday.
Authorities have found what they call the largest and most sophisticated tunnel running into the United States along the Mexican border.
U.S. border patrol agents investigating a caved-in road discovered a tunnel linking the United States and Mexico, the third such passage found in three years near the San Ysidro, California, crossing, authorities said Wednesday.
A Jordanian citizen has pleaded guilty to helping operate a multimillion dollar human smuggling ring that brought hundreds of illegal immigrants from Iraq and other Middle East countries into the United States, authorities announced Tuesday.
Federal air marshals train to shoot in extremely close quarters and tense situations, but until Wednesday no agent had used his weapon.
The informant who told U.S. authorities about the purported plan to set off explosives in a Baltimore Harbor tunnel is a prisoner in the Netherlands, two federal officials confirmed to CNN on Wednesday.
A 6-year-old Cuban boy drowned Thursday after a smuggler's boat carrying him and 30 other people capsized as a U.S. Coast Guard vessel attempted to intercept it south of Florida, the Coast Guard said.
The commissioner for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Robert C. Bonner, said Wednesday that he will retire.
It's dark. It's shirt-soaking hot. And the only word to describe the heavy odor is "indescribable." Still, they refuse to leave.
A Muslim cleric and his son, both of whom agreed to deportation after their June arrest on visa violations during a federal terrorism investigation, have been returned to Pakistan, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said Wednesday.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Many states have been hiking cigarette taxes for years, claiming that they discourage smoking and contribute much-needed tax revenues to state coffers.
Federal agents launched a crackdown on users of a popular new technology used to steal the latest "Star Wars" movie and other large data files off the Internet, immigration officials announced Wednesday.
A former scholar who has admitted selling restricted technology to China is facing deportation proceedings, immigration officials confirmed Friday.
The brother of Brian Nichols remembers his younger sibling as the stable one who excelled intellectually and athletically -- and the last person he'd have expected to soon face murder charges.
The following is a chronology of the events surrounding the shootings Friday morning at a courthouse in Atlanta -- and the subsequent manhunt for the suspect. All times are approximate.
Non-residents applying for admission to the United States using stolen passports have little reason to fear being caught and are usually admitted, the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General said in a report issued Thursday.
An American college student has been arrested and charged with providing material support to a Somali group that has been designated a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. government.
The United States is facing an extraordinary immigration crisis, but our solutions have done nothing to alleviate the situation. The overburdened Border Patrol and local law enforcement, particularly in the Southwest, are apprehending thousands of illegal aliens on immigration violations every day. Yet surprisingly, many of those arrested are freed shortly after their detainment.
Immigration officials are holding an airline passenger who was arrested in Minnesota carrying suspicious materials, government sources said Wednesday.
Federal authorities in Camden, New Jersey, charged seven people Thursday with conspiring to sell military technology to China.
What's in a name? Quite a lot if you're the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the largest agency of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Spanky, a clown with the renowned Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, has been arrested on charges stemming from a child pornography investigation, law enforcement officials said Tuesday.
Dozens of people have been arrested in connection with an ongoing federal crackdown on the distribution of child pornography sent over the Internet using peer-to-peer file sharing applications, federal law enforcement sources said Friday.
Forty-one artifacts estimated to be between 2,000 and 3,000 years old and worth more than $1 million, were returned to the Peruvian government Friday by the U.S. government.
The Department of Homeland Security has temporarily stopped hiring employees for two of its main divisions as it seeks to find out if it is facing a large budget shortfall or simply having problems reconciling the books after the largest government merger in history.
A Saudi man is facing federal felony charges after three small "firecracker-type" pyrotechnic devices were found during a search of his backpack after he arrived at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts.