Dominican national pleads guilty to role in national conspiracy to sell US identity documents to illegal aliens

WASHINGTON — A Dominican national pleaded guilty Feb. 16 for his role in a scheme to sell the identities of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens and corresponding identity documents to individuals illegally residing in the United States. This guilty plea was announced by the following...

ICE launches new immigration sweep in L.A. area; at least 100 detained so far

By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times Federal officials are in the midst of an immigration enforcement operation in the Los Angeles area and have so far detained more than 100 people suspected of being in violation of immigration laws. The sweep, which began Sunday, is focusing on...

ICE is Coming – 5 Ways Employers Can Prepare

By James K. Larsen, Attorney When Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director Thomas Homan called for a 400 percent increase in worksite enforcement, ICE responded in dramatic fashion. ICE agents raided close to 100 convenience stores throughout the United States in...

ICE Boston and US Attorney announce sentencings in major document and benefit fraud cases

BOSTON – ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Boston and the U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts announced the sentencing in federal court yesterday of several Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles clerks for their role in a scheme to produce false identification...

ICE Agents Raid 77 Businesses in Northern California

On Thursday, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers began conducting raids of 77 businesses in the Bay Area and Sacramento region over the past week. The officers demanded that the businesses in question provide proof that...

Former Fort Hood, Texas, soldier pleads guilty to alien smuggling

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — A solider based in Fort Hood, Texas, pleaded guilty Jan. 29 for his role in a conspiracy to transport and harbor illegal aliens, and illegally re-entering the United States after having been deported. This guilty plea was announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K....

U.S. to Prioritize Recent Asylum Applications

By Laura Meckler, The Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON—The Trump administration said Wednesday it would prioritize asylum applications from people who have most recently entered the U.S., an effort to quickly deport those without valid claims and discourage others from coming. The...

Immigration authorities detail plan for courthouse arrests

By Elliot Spagat, AP News SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal immigration authorities formalized a policy Wednesday to send deportation agents to federal, state and local courthouses to make arrests, dismissing complaints from judges and advocacy groups that it instills fear among crime...

4 Ways GCs Can Prepare For Potential Worksite Raids

By Michele Gorman, Law360 The worksite enforcements conducted at nearly 100 7-Eleven locations across the country earlier this month resulted in federal immigration officials arresting almost two dozen employees for being illegally present in the United States and conducting...

ICE detains a Polish doctor and green-card holder who has lived in the U.S. for nearly 40 years

By Samantha Schmidt, The Washington Post Immigration authorities arrested Polish doctor and green-card holder Lukasz Niec on Jan. 16. Niec first came to the U.S. in 1979. Lukasz Niec was 5 years old when his parents brought him and his sister to the United States from Poland....
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