Gaby Pacheco calls herself an aspiring U.S. citizen who is compiling the paperwork and trying to get the $465 needed to apply for a two-year reprieve from getting deported.
A group of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents filed suit Thursday against new policy directives on removing illegal immigrants.
Fallout from a job discrimination lawsuit filed by the head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in New York has led to at least a temporary shakeup at the agency's headquarters in Washington.
The search for illegal immigrants is going high-tech in Texas.
The California Senate has passed a so-called "anti-Arizona" bill to prevent racial profiling by police and allow local law agencies to ignore federal requests to detain nonviolent illegal immigrants for deportation, a state lawmaker said.
Speaking at a naturalization ceremony for U.S. service members, President Obama says the U.S. needs immigration reform.
A father and son in south Texas were charged Thursday with shooting an agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, federal authorities said.
The alleged U.S. operative of a Mexican cartel was known as "The Pretty One." That was her alias in Mexico "La Bonita, " according to Mexican officials.
As Mexicans elect a new president, CNN discusses if now is the time for a new strategy in the fight against drug cartels.
A special agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations unit was shot and wounded early Tuesday while on surveillance in a criminal investigation in northern Hidalgo County, Texas, officials said.
Federal law enforcement agents are seeking the public's help in identifying a boy in a video who they believe is in imminent danger. They say at least one other young person is also at risk in what they call only a "dangerous situation."
The former Rutgers University student convicted of spying on and intimidating his gay roommate -- who later committed suicide -- will not be deported back to his native India, a U.S. immigration spokesman said Monday.
Dharun Ravi was sentenced for 30-days in jail for bullying gay roommate. Paul Callan says it's a 'shoplifting sentence.'
Jose Antonio Vargas, Matt Lewis and Cenk Uygur on the media's coverage of the hot-button topic of immigration.
Eighteen victims of child pornography were rescued during a nationwide sweep by federal law enforcement agencies, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Friday.
A former Bosnian-Serb police commander wanted in his native country for genocide and atrocities against thousands of Bosnian Muslims was deported from the United States Wednesday, federal officials said Thursday.
James M. Woosley, 48, pleaded guilty Tuesday to defrauding the government of more than $180,000 in a ruse that involved phony travel vouchers and kickbacks
A dispute between federal immigration agents that left one of them dead and another injured in southern California prompted the head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to travel to the scene on Friday.
Two agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were shot Thursday inside the agency's offices in Long Beach, California, ICE said in a statement.
GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich got a good laugh from his audience of conservatives Friday when he ribbed the U.S. government for not using mail services, such as FedEx, to track down the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the nation.
A British man suspected of stealing an armored van containing 1 million pounds in England 19 years ago was arrested Wednesday morning by U.S. authorities in southwest Missouri, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman said.
Federal authorities Tuesday announced they had seized more than 50,000 team hats, shirts and other items of phony Super Bowl-related memorabilia and related counterfeit items valued at more than $5 million.
A human smuggling ring used non-Spanish speaking African-Americans to drive suspected illegal immigrants across the U.S.-Mexican border to the Los Angeles area, according to immigration authorities.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said Wednesday that an illegal immigrant who was injured and lost most of her family in Sunday's multivehicle wreck in Florida will not face deportation.
Camille Pissarro's "Le Marché aux Poissons" is returned to the French by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
More than 30 years after it was stolen from a French museum, an impressionist painting is on its way home.
While the Giants and Patriots gear up for the rematch of a lifetime, Super Bowl XLV, federal agents are preparing for one of the biggest sports-related counterfeit busts ever.
The mother of a German national suspected of one of the worst arson sprees in Los Angeles history appeared before a U.S. magistrate judge Tuesday in the German government's effort to extradite her on fraud charges.
In the latest volley between the federal government and states pushing anti-illegal-immigration laws, the Obama administration announced Thursday it was establishing a new hotline for immigration detainees who feel they "may be U.S. citizens or victims of a crime."
John King, Rep. Brian Bilbray and Dana Loesch discuss if the GOP Presidential candidates are shifting on immigration.
An alleged Mexican drug cartel operative has been extradited to the United States to face charges in the death of one U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent and the attempted murder of a second, authorities said Wednesday.
NFL player Samuel Hurd has been arrested and charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Thursday.
The Obama administration said Thursday it immediately will begin reviewing all new immigration cases to make sure they comply with administration priorities -- which focus on pursuing cases involving criminals who endanger public safety or national security, while dropping cases against immigrants with no criminal histories.
A nondescript white warehouse building in southern California hid a sophisticated drug smuggling tunnel that traffickers used to transport tons of marijuana from Mexico into the United States, authorities said.
A House subcommittee subpoenaed the Department of Homeland Security on Friday for the names of tens of thousands of illegal immigrants who were arrested by local authorities during the past three years but whom federal immigration officials declined to take into custody.
A class-action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of three immigrant women who were allegedly sexually assaulted while in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Texas, the American Civil Liberties Union said this week.
A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention officer was arrested this week on suspicion of marijuana possession after a pursuit in which he was seen throwing bundles of marijuana out the window of his truck, according to federal court documents.
A record number of people were deported from the United States last year, federal officials announced Tuesday.
Nearly 400,000 people were deported from the United States in the past fiscal year, the largest number in the history of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, the government announced Tuesday.
Eulalia Barrientos spent the last four months in a detention cell in New Jersey. After being apprehended by agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement in June, the illegal immigrant was just steps away from being deported back to her native Guatemala.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg tells CNN's John King why the nation must address its growing immigration problem.
In a huge, seven-day operation covering all 50 states and four U.S. territories, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials arrested 2,901 convicted criminal immigrants as part of the "Cross Check" enforcement operation, ICE officials announced Wednesday.
The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for South Florida has been arrested on child pornography charges, the Department of Justice said Wednesday.
Seven decades after Nazi forces looted the National Museum in Warsaw during World War II, two paintings by treasured Polish artist Julian Falat were repatriated in a ceremony Thursday night, according to a statement from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
Prolonged imprisonment of immigrants fighting deportation -- without giving them bail hearings and without forcing the government to justify the detention -- is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
Legal U.S. residents are being sent back to Cambodia - a country where they've never been. CNN's Sarah Hoye reports.
Last September, Ana Maria Cruz waited in her minivan outside an immigration office, clutching her fiance's keys, wallet and cell phone.
Judy Flanagan's phone rang Tuesday with a call the Arizona immigration attorney wasn't expecting.
A truck driver who had been sought for more than 12 years in the slaying of his ex-girlfriend in Canada has been arrested after a traffic stop in southern California, U.S. immigration officials said Tuesday.
Local leaders across the country were presented Tuesday with the results of a report that calls for the end of a controversial Department of Homeland Security program involving local officials in immigration enforcement.
More than 70 people have been indicted in an online global child pornography ring. CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.
More than 50 members of a child pornography ring who engaged in what authorities describe as "horrific" and "unspeakable" crimes have been arrested for sexually exploiting children from 12 years old to as young as infants.
The Obama administration announced a new strategy Monday to combat transnational crime organizations, spurred by information indicating the groups have grown and expanded their operations in recent years.
Alleged leaders of an international smuggling ring accused of stealing millions of dollars in antiquities from Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries are now facing federal charges in the United States, authorities said Thursday as they detailed some of the items seized by investigators.
Iraq is getting some of its history back.
Federal officials stop process to deport a gay immigrant who is married to a U.S. citizen. CNN's Adriana Hauser reports.
Federal authorities have stopped the deportation of a gay immigrant legally married to a United States citizen.
Mexican authorities said Monday that they had arrested a Zetas drug cartel leader who was connected with the killing of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent this year.
A federal judge in Mexico has sentenced four people to a minimum of 16 1/2 years each behind bars for human trafficking, the Mexican attorney general's office said Tuesday, marking a rare conviction in a country struggling to get a grip on the illegal trade.
Federal officials announced Tuesday the arrests of more than 2,400 illegal immigrants in a seven-day crackdown targeting those who are convicted criminals.
In an intensifying effort to battle illegal immigration, the U.S. government sent notices to 1,000 companies on Wednesday alerting them that auditors will be examining their hiring records.
A Massachusetts man taken into custody in a law enforcement sweep after the Times Square bombing attempt last year was deported to Pakistan Saturday, Customs officials said Sunday.
After being accused of taking thousands from illegal immigrants in exchange for driver's licenses, a Nevada state employee might be forced to pay a hefty price after being nabbed in a multi-agency inquiry.
In a three-day law enforcement sweep in Northern Virginia, immigration authorities arrested 130 foreign nationals with criminal records, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced Wednesday.
It's a question that will probably never be answered: Would guns have made a difference?
A rosary service and funeral were scheduled this week for Jaime Zapata, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent who was killed in Mexico last week.
When FBI agents arrested a Saudi student in Texas on a terror-related charge last week, authorities praised two companies that, it appeared, triggered the investigation by reporting the man's suspicious attempt to purchase a hazardous chemical.
Authorities across the United States have arrested 678 people with alleged ties to Mexican drug trafficking organizations in a three-month operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency announced Tuesday.
A weapon that was used in the fatal attack on a U.S. immigration agent in Mexico originated in the United States, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Tuesday.
U.S. law enforcement seized thousands of pounds of drugs and arrested hundreds of people in a synchronized bust targeting Mexican drug cartels and their associates, federal authorities said Friday.
Twenty-two people allegedly involved in a "highly sophisticated and violent" Mexico-based ring that sold fake documents in the United States were indicted by a federal grand jury in Richmond, Virginia, federal officials said Thursday.
Mourners came to pay their last respects Tuesday at a funeral for slain U.S. immigration agent Jaime Zapata.
CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports cartel violence is forcing Mexican families to flee towns along the Texas border.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Saturday ordered the Army to send four battalions of soldiers to the country's northern borderlands, the site of increasing violence fueled by the drug trade.
New information regarding the killing of a U.S. immigration agent in Mexico points to it being a sanctioned hit by the Zetas drug cartel and not a rogue incident, said Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, who said he has been briefed by federal immigration officials.
Federal officials announced Wednesday the formation of a joint task force to investigate Tuesday's shootings in Mexico of two U.S. immigration agents, one of whom was killed.
Gunmen opened fire on two U.S. immigration agents in Mexico on Tuesday, killing one and injuring the other, officials said.
A number of Chipotle employees across Minnesota were fired after an immigration audit targeted the restaurant chain for allegedly hiring undocumented workers, officials said.
The fingerprint database to help law enforcement flag criminal aliens has some gaps. Jeanne Meserve reports.
The rape of a child may be linked to a gap in a program intended to remove criminal aliens from the country.
Counterfeiters -- agnostic toward NFL teams, antagonistic towards trademark laws -- are flooding the U.S. with fake NFL jerseys.
If the price on that Super Bowl jersey is too good to be true, look a bit closer. CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.
Ten websites that were allegedly engaged in the live streaming of major sporting events have been seized and shut down by authorities, the government said Wednesday.
A top fugitive wanted by U.S. immigration officials on charges that include human trafficking, forced labor, alien smuggling, money laundering, extortion and conspiracy was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Thursday, officials said.
A federal scuba-diving team conducting a training dive in a Miami canal last week made a grisly discovery -- a human skull, authorities said Tuesday.
Six unidentified men were found in a cargo truck at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport during a random security sweep, officials said.
A disruptive passenger who prompted a flight diversion Wednesday is on his way to being removed from the United States, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
U.S. authorities have seized more than 3 tons of marijuana from a tanker trailer traveling in Texas' Rio Grande Valley, a spokesman from Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.
U.S. authorities have discovered about 30 tons of marijuana that were part of a smuggling operation using a tunnel under the California-Mexico border, officials said Wednesday.
CNN's Casey Wian brings you inside a drug tunnel that helped transport marijuana between the U.S. and Mexico.
Federal authorities boasted that they practically dismantled an entire drug trafficking network in the Los Angeles area after a three-year, multi-agency investigation that resulted in dozens of arrests Thursday.
Federal agents capped a two-year investigation Friday with dozens of arrests they say have broken open a marijuana smuggling operation that "dominated" the New York market for two decades, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement announced.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have arrested nearly 400 illegal immigrants -- including 347 with prior criminal convictions -- over a three-day operation throughout the Midwest, the agency announced Friday.
Federal authorities are reviewing concerns from a Massachusetts sheriff who is threatening to reject federal detainees at her jail.
With child sex crimes in the United States sharply increasing, federal officials Monday issued a "national strategy" to combat child exploitation in homes, on streets and over the internet.
A five-day operation focusing on foreign-born gang members resulted in the arrests of 105 people in Texas, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said Monday.
Immigration officials will not swoop in to deport a woman whose daughter asked first lady Michelle Obama about "taking people away" if they don't have proper paperwork, a Department of Homeland Security spokesman said Thursday.
Hundreds of law-enforcement officers were making arrests and executing search warrants Thursday in Arizona as part of an investigation into human smuggling, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said.
Nearly 180 Department of Homeland Security weapons were lost -- some falling into the hands of criminals -- after officers left them in restrooms, vehicles and other public places, according to an inspector general report.
The two federal agencies most responsible for stemming the flow of firearms to Mexico agreed Tuesday to improve cooperation after they were sharply criticized by a congressional report for lack of coordination.
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