Former owner and manager of Long Island catering hall indicted for forced labor and visa fraud

NEW YORK — Two Long Island men face charges of forced labor and visa fraud following an investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York with assistance from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)...

Indianapolis immigration attorney pleads guilty to fraud scheme and identity theft in relation to ‘U-visa’ applications

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis immigration attorney pleaded guilty Thursday to defrauding U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and more than 250 of his clients by filing false visa applications and reaping about $750,000 in fraudulent fees. This guilty plea was...

Feds Plan Nationwide Operation Targeting Food Service Chain Over Undocumented Workers

  By Betsy Woodruff Federal agents are planning to conduct a major worksite enforcement operation at a national food service chain in the coming weeks, according to an internal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) document reviewed by The Daily Beast. The current plan...

US Immigration Enforcement Agency Seeks to Double in Size by 2033

WASHINGTON — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is considering a hiring surge that would more than double the agency’s size in the coming six years to nearly 46,000 employees, surpassing previously published estimates, according to a government contracting-related document...

ICE arrests 25 on Long Island during Operation Secure Streets

NEW YORK – Officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 25 during a 6-day period, ending Nov. 9 in Long Island in an enforcement effort dubbed, Operation Secure Streets. In the course of Operation Secure...

Owner of Milwaukee-area gas stations charged with forced labor trafficking

MILWAUKEE — The owner of several Milwaukee-area gas stations was charged Tuesday with forced labor involving aggravated sexual abuse, harboring an alien for financial gain, and document servitude. These charges were announced by U.S. Attorney Gregory J. Haanstad, Eastern District...

Former Dallas-area school district human resources director sentenced to 2 years in federal prison for conspiracy to falsify immigration documents

DALLAS — A Dallas-area school district human resources executive was sentenced Monday before U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey to 24 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $317,482 in restitution for falsifying immigration documents. This sentence was announced by U.S....

Naturalized US citizen living in NM pleads guilty to marriage fraud

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A naturalized U.S. citizen residing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to a felony marriage fraud charge arising out of a scheme to obtain immigration status for foreign nationals. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE)...

How long will Texas be the most anti-immigrant state in the nation?

With little fanfare but with quiet determination, Texas has acquired the dubious distinction of becoming the No. 1 anti-immigrant state in the nation. Lawmakers need to reverse this trend of alienating the state’s Hispanic population before it’s too late. They can...

Court Officers Can’t Hold People Solely Under ICE Detainers, Massachusetts Justices Rule

By JESS BIDGOOD JULY 24, 2017 BOSTON — The highest state court in Massachusetts ruled on Monday that court officers do not have the authority, under state law, to hold people in custody based solely on the requests from federal immigration authorities known as civil detainers....
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