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UPDATED: Tue., March 17, 2020

U.S. sued to stop deportation of 3 children to El Salvador

After being denied U.S. asylum in Texas and returned to a squalid camp in Mexico, a mother from El Salvador chose to send her three children back across the border …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

Federal attorneys fire opening shot in fight over immigration enforcement restrictions in state of Washington

Federal attorneys in Seattle filed what may be an opening shot in a battle over immigration policies and their enforcement.


Report: At least 138 sent from U.S. to El Salvador were killed

At least 138 people deported to El Salvador from the U.S. in recent years were subsequently killed, Human Rights Watch says in a new report that comes as the Trump …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019

Facing deportation, mother and son seek sanctuary at Olympia synagogue

About 40 people gathered at the synagogue for the announcement Thursday, including other faith leaders and members of the Temple Beth Hatfiloh congregation. Maria Pablo Matias, who fled her country …


British singer Joss Stone says she was deported from Iran

British soul singer Joss Stone says she was deported from Iran after arriving in the Islamic Republic as part of a worldwide concert tour, even though she didn’t plan to …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019

Mexican national files federal lawsuit against Border Patrol following detention at downtown Spokane bus station

Andres Sosa Segura, 37, has filed a federal lawsuit in Spokane alleging false arrest and imprisonment during an incident at the Spokane Intermodal Center in July 2017. Sosa alleges he …


Trump delays a nationwide enforcement sweep to deport people living in the U.S. illegally

President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday he is delaying a nationwide sweep to deport people living in the U.S. illegally.


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Trump could have tough time meeting his deportation threat

President Donald Trump says that next week U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin removing millions of people in the U.S. illegally.


Man deported from Vancouver may get part of Motel 6 ICE settlement

The family of a Vancouver man, who was deported after staying at an Everett Motel 6 in February 2017, may be entitled to a portion of a $12 million settlement …


Deported immigrants get their last flight on ‘ICE Air’

Shackled at their ankles and wrists and their shoelaces removed, a long line of men and women waited on the tarmac as a team of officers patted them down and …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018

U.S. deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany

The last Nazi war crimes suspect facing deportation from the U.S. was taken from his New York City home and spirited early Tuesday morning to Germany, following years of efforts …


ACLU: Federal agencies setting ‘trap’ to deport immigrants

Federal immigration agencies have launched a coordinated campaign to arrest and deport immigrants seeking to become legal U.S. residents through marriage, according to documents released this week in a class-action …


Immigration cases tossed in fallout from high court ruling

Immigration courts from Boston to Los Angeles have been experiencing fallout from a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that has caused some deportation orders to be tossed and cases thrown …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018

Zimbabwe man who lived in Idaho for 15 years to be deported

A man who immigrated from Zimbabwe to Pocatello 15 years ago, is married to a U.S. citizen and fathered a son in the Gate City will be deported next month, …


He’s Mexican. She’s American. Deportation forced this Washington state family to make a choice.

“I’m scared as hell right now,” said Erika Lopez. Unless granted a last-minute reprieve, she and her husband, Juan, were taking their kids to Mexico. Like hundreds of thousands of …


UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018

Judge temporarily halts deportation of reunified families

A federal judge has temporarily halted deportations of families who have been recently reunited after they were separated by the Trump administration.


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018

Detained on bus ride that went through Spokane intermodal center, Mexican national files $75,000 claim against Border Protection

Andres Sosa Segura is being represented by attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union and Northwest Immigration Rights Project. He alleges he was illegally detained during a sweep by Border …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018

White House: Trump supports GOP leaders’ immigration bill

President Donald Trump ignited eleventh-hour confusion Friday over Republican efforts to push immigration legislation through the House, when he said he wouldn’t sign a “moderate” package. But the White House …


Federal judge temporarily blocks deportation of pizza worker

A federal judge on Saturday temporarily blocked the deportation of a New York pizza shop worker to his native Ecuador after he was arrested while making a delivery to a …


Civil rights complaint filed in man’s deportation case

A civil rights complaint has been filed on behalf of a Vancouver man, alleging that a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer eavesdropped on a courthouse conversation between the man …


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018

Kenyan opposition figure deported to Dubai, lawyers say

Acting in the middle of the night, Kenyan authorities handcuffed and deported an opposition politician whose attempt to enter the country led to him being detained in an airport toilet …


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018

Drama as Kenya tries to deport opposition politician again

A Kenyan court on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of an opposition politician whose confrontation with authorities trying once again to deport him ended up with his reported detention in …


Immigrant activist seeks end to deportation effort

Maru Mora-Villalpando is seeking to have her removal proceedings thrown out by a judge, saying authorities are targeting her for her political activism in violation of her free speech rights.


UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018

Single mom to be deported – without her 3 daughters

Bernarda Pineda, 33, has lived in the U.S. for 12 years, the past seven in Marysville. She’ll be leaving her three daughters when she returns to Honduras. She fled because …


Deportation form noted immigrant activist’s role in protests

An official who targeted a Northwest immigrant rights advocate for deportation noted on a form that she had been extensively involved in Latino advocacy as well as protests against U.S. …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018

UN experts concerned about deportation of U.S. activists

United Nations human rights experts Wednesday called on the U.S. to protect immigrant rights activists from deportation, saying they’re concerned about a pattern of intimidation and retaliation.


Ukraine deports opposition leader Saakashvili to Poland

Opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili was deported from Ukraine to Poland on Monday after being detained by armed, masked men at a restaurant in Kiev and rushed to the airport, Ukrainian …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018

White House chief: Dreamers not priority for deportation

Some immigrants may have been “too afraid” or “too lazy” to sign up for the Obama-era program that offers protection from deportation, White House chief of staff John Kelly said …


Israel begins distributing deportation notices to Africans

Israeli authorities have begun distributing deportation notices to thousands of African migrants.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018

U.S. Rep visits El Salvador to meet deported man

U.S. Rep. Al Green still calls Jose Escobar one of his constituents, even though Escobar was deported after what he thought would be a routine check-in with immigration authorities.