ICE denies targeting Austin, but says more enforcement needed

Federal immigration officials Tuesday evening denied that a new policy by Sheriff Sally Hernandez led them to conduct a major enforcement operation in the Austin area. But, in a hint of their changing strategy, federal agents said more enforcement is needed in places such as...

U.S. judge: ICE said Austin raid was because of ‘sanctuary’ policy

By Tony Plohetski – American-Statesman Staff, KVUE News Federal agents privately alerted two magistrate judges in late January that they would be targeting the Austin area for a major operation and that the sting was retribution for a new policy by Travis County Sheriff...

130 miles from Austin, immigration court decides fate of thousands

By Philip Jankowski – American-Statesman Staff PEARSALL — A Central Texas welder named Jorge Lozada-Castillo sat in a small courtroom holding headphones to his ears as he listened to the Spanish translation of a judge’s decision. No, the judge decided, he wouldn’t be...

ICE officer injured while making arrest in northwest Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Three suspects are now in custody after a disturbance in northwest Austin involving an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer Friday morning. The situation began as a traffic stop around 6:05 a.m. at US 183 and Woodland Village Drive. Austin police say an...

Austin teachers hand out flyer: ‘What to do if ICE comes to your door’

By Melissa B. Taboada Educators in the Austin school district are providing information to students on what to do if immigration enforcement officials show up at their home or try to question them. The labor group Education Austin provided its 3,000 members with various...

Rep. Castro confirms ICE conducting immigration operations in Texas

By Philip Jankowski Federal immigration officials confirmed to a Texas congressman on Friday that they are conducting a specialized operation in the Austin area and beyond to capture unauthorized immigrants with criminal records. U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, confirmed...

Dorothee B. Mitchell Named Partner at Foster LLP

AUSTIN, Texas – Dec. 22, 2015 – Foster LLP, a leading immigration law firm delivering the full spectrum of U.S. and global immigration solutions, announces Dorothee B. Mitchell has been named a partner of the firm. Mitchell has over 10 years of experience in immigration law and...
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