Immigration detention: fastest growing incarceration system in the U.S.

"The arrest, detention and deportation of illegal immigrants is higher than at any time in U.S. history with more than 2.3 million individuals deported in the last five years. The government's immigration enforcement efforts -- detention -- is now the fastest growing incarceration system...

Another U.S. citizen arrested, jailed, almost deported by ICE

"Emilio René Pincheira Dennett was still asleep at about 6 a.m. one morning in September when agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, armed with guns and rifles, knocked on the door of the Santa Fe house he shares with his parents. Even though the 33-year-old Pincheira is...

Are there rogue ICE agents in Santa Fe?

Does it really take 13 days for ICE to figure out a simple citizenship claim? Judge for yourselves. Read the Morton Memo , the lawyer's blog , the blogger's blog , and the news article . We link; you decide!

American citizens snared in ICE's deportation dragnet

"A growing number of United States citizens have been detained under Obama administration programs intended to detect [unauthorized] immigrants who are arrested by local police officers." - New York Times, Dec. 14, 2011 .

Immigration enforcement snares American citizens in L.A. County, group says

"U.S. citizens have been illegally detained throughout Los Angeles County as a result of the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program, a coalition of civil and immigrant rights groups said Wednesday. The American Civil Liberties Union and others identified four U.S. citizens detained...

NYT soft-pedals arrests, deportations of Americans by ICE

I guess it depends on how you define 'recent.' - Prof. Jacqueline Stevens, Dec. 14, 2011 .

Woman arrested in LA, posed as ICE agent

"Sheriff's officials say a woman suspected of posing as an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent to shake down [unauthorized] immigrants was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport. Sheriff's Lt. Adam Ellison says 14 victims reported that Araceli Martinez ordered them to...

CA4 on Local Enforcement of Federal Immigration Law: Santos v. Frederick County

"[W]e hold that, absent express direction or authorization by federal statute or federal officials, state and local law enforcement officers may not detain or arrest an individual solely based on known or suspected civil violations of federal immigration law. Like the district court, we conclude...

ICE Arrests, Indicts 32 in Immigration RICO Case

"A task force of federal, state and local law enforcement Thursday began arresting 32 defendants charged with racketeering and immigration violations throughout Texas and Louisiana. ... According to court documents [ indictment 1 | indictment 2 ], two employment referral businesses operating out...