Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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Sex Offender Charged With Keeping Teenage Girl In Garage Was Free On Immigration Bond

Authorities say a man charged with sex crimes against a 14-year-old California girl is a registered sex offender in deportation proceedings who was out on immigration bond.


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Immigration Detention Center Expands In Adelanto

Immigration authorities are expanding a Southern California detention facility to get more bed space for women with criminal records, immigrants with medical needs, recently-arrived asylum seekers and other detainees.


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Police: Internet Predator Arrested In OC In Targeting Female Teens

Authorities were able to arrest a Cypress man Thursday who was allegedly attempting to contact teenage girls on the internet for sex and was in possession of child pornography, officials said.

CBS Los Angeles–07/17/2014

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Man Freed On Bond After Daughter Talks To Pope Francis About Immigration Reform

After a 10-year-old California girl traveled to the Vatican to plead with Pope Francis for help as her father faced deportation, the man was released Friday on bond from immigration detention.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/28/2014

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ACLU Of SoCal Sues To Stop Immigration Holds On US Citizens

Immigrant advocates sued the federal government Wednesday alleging immigration agents are filing paperwork to keep arrestees in custody before investigating whether they’re in the country illegally.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/19/2013

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Former ICE Agent Sentenced For Defrauding Government Out Of $500K

A former Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was sentenced Friday to two years in prison for defrauding the government out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal salary and benefits.


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Immigrant Mothers Make Tearful Pleas To Stay In U.S. With Kids

Immigration officials Wednesday granted an extension to one mother, but ordered another mother out of the county.


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160 Pounds Of Meth Seized From Drug Labs In Van Nuys, Pomona

More than 160 pounds of methamphetamine was seized from drug labs run out of homes in Van Nuys and Pomona after the arrest of a Mexican man suspected of working as a runner for a drug-trafficking ring.



ICE Arrests 206 LA-Area Illegal Immigrants In Nationwide Sweep

More than 200 illegal immigrants in the Los Angeles area were arrested in a national immigration sweep, the U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement said Monday.


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Mother, Daughter Accused Of Trying To Smuggle Cocaine Through LAX

A 54-year-old woman and her 22-year-old daughter have been arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggling more than 10 pounds of cocaine through Los Angeles International Airport.


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9 Indicted In Denim-Smuggling Scheme From China

Authorities say nine people have been indicted on charges of smuggling and money laundering tied to a denim-importing scheme that cost the government at least $2 million in tax revenue.


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7 Illegal Immigrant Students Get Themselves Arrested To Test President Obama

Seven illegal immigrant students arrested in a Southern California street protest say they are now waiting to see if they will be deported in a test of the Obama administration’s immigration policy.



Immigration Authorities Add 1,300 Beds For Southland Detainees

Immigration authorities will add another 1,300 beds to detain suspected illegal immigrants in Southern California.


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Sheriff Baca Questions Civil Rights Of Illegal Immigrants

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has questioned the civil rights of illegal immigrants in radio remarks that have riled immigrant advocates.


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Feds Return $160K To Widower Bilked In Canadian Lottery Scam

Federal officials have returned $160,000 to an 87-year-old Los Angeles-area widower who was bilked in a Quebec-based telemarketing scam targeting elderly people.