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Former ICE Leader Julie Myers Wood On What High Court's Arizona Immigration Law Ruling Means

The former head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) gives her analysis of the Supreme Court's opinion in Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting , in which the court upheld key provisions of the Legal Arizona Workers Act. The act authorizes suspension or revocation of business licenses for knowing...

Plea deal for unlawful hires includes $500K in back wages, restitution, overtime, forfeiture

"The president of a Sierra Vista, Ariz., drywall and stucco company pleaded guilty Friday to federal criminal charges resulting from a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) that revealed he hired unauthorized alien workers. As...

ICE puts Stipulated Removal program on ice

"Federal immigration officials have quietly backed away from a program in Arizona and other Western states aimed at quickly and efficiently deporting [unauthorized] immigrants rather than keeping them in costly detention centers. Tens of thousands of [unauthorized] immigrants, including thousands...

My Experience in Immigration Detention

"Omar Hassan came to the United States from Somalia in 1996 to apply for political asylum. After an immigration judge denied his application, his case was on appeal for 14 years. During that time, he worked 12-hour days as an electronic technician in Austin, Texas, and Phoenix, Arizona. In October...

Are ICE attorneys in Arizona thwarting prosecutorial discretion?

Phoenix immigration attorney David Asser thinks Arizona ICE attorneys and local prosecutors have conspired to create a " morally reprehensible, vile and base " method for an end-run around the new ICE prosecutorial discretion policy . Let's see how ICE responds (if at all) to Mr. Asser's...

Arizona Business Owner Sentenced, Fined for Unlawful Hires

ICE, Apr. 4, 2012 : "The president of a Sierra Vista drywall company was sentenced Thursday to one year of probation and ordered to pay fines totaling $450,000 following a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) that revealed the...

ICE Employee Accused of Harboring Immigrants

"A federal immigration-enforcement employee has been arrested and accused of using her home in Douglas to stash [unauthorized] immigrants smuggled across the border into the U.S. Stella Peterson was arrested Aug. 31 after three [unauthorized] immigrants were found in her home on Eighth Street, according...

Apparent Suicide at Arizona Immigration Jail

"A Guatemalan woman in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) passed away Sunday at the Eloy Detention Center , of an apparent suicide. Elsa Guadalupe-Gonzales, 24, was found unresponsive in her cell Sunday evening by another detainee, who found her hanging. Detention facility...

ICE, CCA Funnel Immigration Detention Dollars from Texas to Arizona

"When the immigration detention center in Dilley fills up next year, the city of Eloy, Arizona, population 16,600, stands to make $436,000. Eloy will benefit because U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement tapped the town as a pass-through to funnel $290 million to a private jail company to operate...

Lawsuit Charges Sex Discrimination, Age Discrimination in ICE Legal Department: Vroom v. Johnson

"Plaintiff is a 59-year-old woman. She has been an attorney in the United States Government for 30 years, the last 26 of which have been with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and its predecessor agency, the U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS). Plaintiff has had a stellar...

ICE Lawyer Paid $399,999 to Settle Lawsuit Against DHS: Vroom v. Johnson

Julia Preston, New York Times, Aug. 29, 2015 - " The Department of Homeland Security has reached a settlement with the top lawyer in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in Arizona, who sued the department in 2014 claiming discrimination. The lawyer, Patricia M. Vroom, said she was bullied...