Federal courts in North Texas, Minnesota denaturalize 5 Somali nationals

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice secured the denaturalization of two Somalis on Wednesday — one convicted of engaging in sexual contact with a minor, and the other fictitiously created a family to secure a Diversity Immigrant Visa, which concluded a concurrent case...

Texas man sentenced to 3 years in prison for defrauding immigrants by claiming he could provide legal status for money

SEATTLE – A 50-year old Texas man was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court to three years in prison and three years of supervised release for his scheme to defraud individuals seeking immigration benefits, the result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs...

US appeals court upholds Texas’ ban on ‘sanctuary cities’

by Paul J. Weber | AP AUSTIN, Texas — A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld the bulk of Texas’ crackdown on “sanctuary cities” in a victory for the Trump administration as part of its aggressive fight against measures seen as protecting immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally....

Trump says American workers are hurt by immigration. But after ICE raided this Texas town, they never showed up.

By Nick Miroff, The Washington Post CACTUS, Tex. — The DJs at the Spanish-language radio stations gave warnings whenever Immigration and Customs Enforcement came around. “Be careful out there,” they’d say. “The relatives are in town.” Not on the day of the Big Raid. Nothing...

ICE arrests 145 in South and Central Texas during 7-day operation targeting criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and immigration fugitives

SAN ANTONIO — Deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 145 criminal aliens and immigration violators in South and Central Texas during a seven-day enforcement action, which ended Feb. 16. During...

Arrests target 145 immigrants in Texas with criminal history, ICE says

By Mark Wilson, American-Statesman Staff Immigration authorities on Thursday announced the arrest of 45 people in Austin as part of a wider federal operation earlier this month that targeted undocumented immigrants with criminal histories throughout South and Central Texas....

Human smuggler from Tennessee sentenced in South Texas to 4 years in federal prison for using aftermarket wooden boxes to transport illegal aliens

LAREDO, Texas — A Tennessee man was sentenced Thursday to four years in federal prison for his role in a human smuggling scheme that placed the smuggled aliens in dangerous and life-threatening conditions. This sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick, Southern...

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....

Texas counts DACA, Dream Act cost

By John Austin, Jacksonville Progress AUSTIN — Holding a campus job to cover rent while attending the University of Texas isn’t making Sam Cervantes rich, but the sales taxes and tuition he pays are helping enrich the state’s economy. Yet while Cervantes aspires to someday become...

Texas Police Chief Hands Over Undocumented Smuggling Victims To Local Organizations, Shunning ICE

By Ryan Devereaux, The Intercept Five months after the deadliest human smuggling tragedy in more than a decade unfolded in his city, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus did something unusual: He opted to retain local control over a similar investigation, rather than hand the...
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