Immigration Doubts Follow Texas Democratic Governor Hopefuls

Immigration Doubts Follow Texas Democratic Governor Hopefuls  U.S. News & World Report Lupe Valdez, Andrew White Clash Over Abortion, Immigration In Debate  KERA News Democratic candidates for Texas governor tackle immigration, education  KXAN.com Lupe Valdez, Andrew White spar over immigration, abortion in their only debate  Dallas News Full coverage Source link

Former Mexican state governor extradited to South Texas from Italy

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The former governor of the Mexican State of Tamaulipas, and former candidate for the office of President of Mexico, was extradited to the United States from Italy on Friday and charged with racketeering, drug smuggling, money laundering and bank fraud. The extradition and indictments resulted from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the IRS’s Criminal Investigations Division (IRS-CID), and the FBI. This extradition was announced by U.S. Attorneys Ryan K. Patrick, Southern District of Texas…

Rockwall first Texas county to receive ICE certificate as ‘IMAGE’ member

DALLAS — Special Agent in Charge Katrina W. Berger of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on Monday presented a certificate to Rockwall County to become the first Texas county to become an “IMAGE” member. IMAGE stands for ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers. The IMAGE program was established in July 2006 to combat unlawful employment, and reduce vulnerabilities that allow illegal aliens to gain such employment. This voluntary program assists employers to develop a more secure and stable workforce. It also enhances fraudulent document…

Trump immigration: Texas sends National Guard to Mexico border

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump’s plans have sparked tensions with Mexico The US state of Texas is deploying National Guard members to the border with Mexico following a call from President Donald Trump. A Guard spokesman said 250 personnel would be sent to patrol the area within the next 72 hours. Arizona is also planning to deploy 150 troops there next week. President Trump says he wants to send up to 4,000 National Guard members to secure the border with Mexico, until his proposed border wall is…

Latest ‘BEST’ task force established in West Texas

SAN ANGELO, Texas — To help combat the many and varied crimes associated with Transnational Criminal Organizations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is establishing its 58th “BEST” task force in the United States, and its eighth in Texas.  The new “West Texas Panhandle Border Enforcement Security Task Force,” (BEST) based in San Angelo, is designed to formalize and enhance already-existing relationships with local, state, federal and tribal law enforcement agencies to combat Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCO).  This latest BEST task force extends from Crockett and Sutton counties in central…

ICE arrests 89 in North Texas and Oklahoma areas during 3-day operation targeting criminal aliens and immigration fugitives

DALLAS — Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 89 criminal aliens and immigration violators in North Texas and Oklahoma during a three-day enforcement action, which ended Thursday. During this operation, ERO deportation officers made arrests in the following Texas cities and towns: Allen (1), Alvarado (2), Balch Springs (2), Cactus (3), Dallas (8), Denton (3), Dumas (1), Duncanville (1), Fort Worth (4), Friona (1), Garland (3), Gilmer (4), Greenville (3), Irving (1), Kilgore (1), Lewisville (2), Longview (1), Lubbock (15), Mt.…

Fifth Circuit Upholds Texas ICE-Detainer Mandate

In a September 27, 2017, post titled “Fifth Circuit Stays District Court Injunction on Immigration Detainers”, I discussed litigation surrounding the implementation of Texas Senate Bill 4 (SB4), legislation that attempts to place limits on sanctuary jurisdictions in that state. This followed up on a September 8, 2017, post captioned “Federal Judge Calls Immigration Detainers into Question”, which detailed an August 30, 2017, order from Chief U.S. District Court Judge Orlando L. Garcia in City of El Cenizo v. Texas. In his order, Judge Garcia enjoined implementation of many of the…

Texas data show US-born Americans commit more rape and murder — Quartz

Donald Trump stopped by the US-Mexico border Tuesday to check progress on the wall he once promised to build to keep out drug dealers, criminals and “rapists.” So far, that consists of eight concrete prototypes in the outskirts of San Diego. “If you don’t have a wall system, we’re not going to have a country,” the US president said as he stood in front of them. “There’s a lot of problems in Mexico… they have the cartels.” But data from Texas show that it’s US-born criminals who are causing the…

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 this operation, ERO deportation officers made arrests in the following Texas cities and towns:  Austin (45), San Antonio (41), Rio Grande Valley (37), Laredo (15) and Waco (7). Of the 145 arrested, 86 had criminal convictions; 39 were arrested based on previous immigration encounters, four of which have pending criminal charges;…

ICE arrests 86 in North Texas and Oklahoma areas during 3-day operation targeting criminal aliens and immigration fugitives

DALLAS — Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 86 criminal aliens and immigration violators in North Texas and Oklahoma during a three-day enforcement action, which ended Thursday. During this operation, ERO deportation officers made arrests in the following Texas cities and towns: Abilene (3), Amarillo (3), Alvarado (2), Arlington (3), Athens (1), Breckenridge (2), Corsicana (1), Dallas (11), Denton (2), Fort Worth (3), Friona (2), Garland (1), Grand Prairie (1),  Greenville (3), Hereford (8), Jacksonville (1), Kaufman (1), Longview (3), Lubbock…