Immigration Officers Arrest 98 in Texas, Oklahoma Operation

DALLAS (AP) — Federal officers have arrested 98 people in a Texas and Oklahoma immigration enforcement sweep that authorities say could lead to dozens of deportations. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday announced officers made 87 arrests in North Texas and 11...

Rodeos to rockets: The Texan who tightened ties with China

For Charles Foster, the moment when Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping climbed down from a Western stagecoach and put on a 10-gallon Stetson cowboy hat in Simonton, Texas, was thrilling and symbolic. “I knew then that this was a historic moment, it was so symbolic –...

REPORT: Immigration Curbs Population Decline in Rural Texas Communities

In over 400 rural Texas areas, the native-born adult population dropped 19 percent while the immigrant population grew 96 percent. Elizabeth Trovall   An influx of immigrants to rural areas is curbing population decline across the country, according to a new report. The study...

ICE executes federal criminal search warrants in North Texas

SUMNER, Texas — As part of an ongoing criminal investigation, special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) executed criminal search warrants at a North Texas business.  HSI also arrested more than 100 company...

Immigration “loophole” that Trump bemoaned returns after zero tolerance rollback

by David Yaffe-Bellany, The Texas Tribune MCALLEN — After fleeing Guatemala, 25-year-old Silvia Guidel crossed the Rio Grande last month on a raft with her three young daughters, walked in the South Texas heat for nearly an hour, and then turned her family in to U.S. Border...

ICE denies hunger strike by immigrants at Texas detention center

(Reuters) – A group of immigrant fathers, recently reunified with their sons and detained in Texas, have gone on a hunger strike to demand their release, an immigrant rights group representing them said on Thursday. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency...

Texas business coalition says ending ‘Dreamers’ program would cost economy billions

By Mark Curriden of The Texas Lawbook, Houston Chronicle A federal lawsuit by  Texas officials earlier this year seeking to order the end of the federal immigration program called the Deferred Act for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, will have “immediate, irreparable...

Texas Federal Judge Sentences 8 In India Call Center Scam

By Michelle Casady, Law 360 A federal judge in Houston on Wednesday afternoon sentenced to prison eight individuals for their roles in a multimillion-dollar call center scam that was based in India and defrauded U.S. residents out of at least $8.9 million. U.S. District Judge...

Picking Up Immigrants on Roadside Gets South Texas Lawyer Arrested

By John Council, Texas Lawyer A Laredo lawyer was arrested last week by the U.S. Border Patrol on charges of immigrant smuggling after he allegedly picked up a pair of Hondurans abandoned by their guide along a South Texas highway. According to a criminal complaint affidavit...

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...
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