Topic: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Jakadrien Turner's deportation has shined a light on an immigration system in which mistakes can and do happen. Experts worry that the rate of mistaken deportations is on the uptick.
Jakadrien Turner was deported last year to Colombia after she gave a false name to law enforcement. Officials tracked the girl down about a month ago, and she'll return to the US Friday.
Harry Burkhart was arrested Monday in connection with the L.A. arson spree where more than 50 fires were started over four days. Pinpointing a motive is made difficult by ravaged crime scenes.
Monitor Breakfast 'Fast and Furious' chief investigator: not ready to call for Eric Holder resignation (VIDEO)
Rep. Darrell Issa, who is investigating the 'Fast and Furious' gun-walking operation, says the problems of the failed operation go beyond just one person.
12/02/2011 02:41 pm
US says it deported a record 216,000 'criminal aliens' in fiscal 2011, but immigration court statistics show a drop in criminal deportation proceedings from the Bush years. How do those square?
12/01/2011 10:10 am
Latin America Monitor US shifts deportation focus to criminals, closing other illegal immigrant cases
Immigrants rights groups praise the Department of Homeland Security's plan to focus on deporting criminals, but critics say the diminished focus on non-criminal aliens is a 'backdoor amnesty.'
11/18/2011 12:51 pm
A recent federal illegal-immigrant crackdown has led to thousands of arrests, having profound implications for Hispanics – most of whom are in the United States legally.
10/28/2011 01:30 pm
From 1970 to 2010, more than 10 million Mexicans migrated to the US. Now, after decades of rising numbers immigrating to the US, a new demographic trend is playing out: illegal immigration is waning. The Department of Homeland Security said in a 2010 report that the number of immigrants residing unauthorized in the US, 62 percent of whom come from Mexico, has declined from a peak of 11.8 million in January of 2007 to 10.8 million in January of 2010. US Customs and Border Protection also released data showing that the number of those arrested trying to cross the border illegally is is down sharply – by 58 percent since fiscal year 2006. The Pew Hispanic Center, using Mexican government data, estimates that the number of Mexicans annually leaving Mexico for the US declined by 60 percent from 2006 to 2010. Many dispute the reason why. Here are four factors that play a role.
10/26/2011 04:23 pm
A bill introduced last week would give wealthy foreigners the right to live in the US in exchange for a $500,000 home purchase. The proposal comes at the same time the nation is actively closing its doors to foreigners who aren’t wealthy. Is this what America is all about?
10/25/2011 07:00 pm
Mexican President Felipe Calderon last week accused the US policy of deporting criminals into northern Mexico of fueling the criminal violence that is ravaging the country.
10/24/2011 10:32 am