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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019

Border Patrol accuses American of smuggling attempt near Oroville, arrests Yemeni immigrant in Spokane

The U.S. Border Patrol says agents arrested two Mexican citizens and an American smuggler who attempted to transport the pair across the Canadian border near Oroville, Washington, last weekend. Agents …


Detained immigrants sue over conditions, medical care

Immigrants held in U.S. detention facilities filed a lawsuit Monday demanding adequate medical care and treatment and accommodations for disabilities.


ICE raids raise question: What about the employers?

The images of children crying after their parents were arrested in a massive immigration raid in Mississippi revived a longstanding complaint: Unauthorized workers are jailed or deported, while the managers …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019

Immigration operation touted by Trump nets 35 arrests

The immigration enforcement operation touted by President Donald Trump that targeted some 2,000 people resulted in 35 arrests.


Trump taps former border patrol chief as ICE director

President Donald Trump is tapping a border patrol chief who served under the Obama administration to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019

Road rage suspect who killed Kittitas County deputy was living in country illegally

The road rage suspect who killed a sheriff’s deputy, wounded a police officer and died in a central Washington state shootout this week was living in the United States illegally


Sheriff Ben Wolfinger: ICE is doing its job: Enforcing our country’s laws

As the president of the Western States Sheriffs’ Association, I have the privilege of representing sheriffs from 16 states west of the Mississippi River on a variety of issues. One …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

In less than six years, Border Patrol made nearly 200 arrests at the Spokane Intermodal Center

U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested three people at the Spokane Intermodal Center in the past week and made nearly 200 apprehensions at the downtown bus depot since the start …


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018

Protesters question Basin City, Washington, ICE raid that lead to five immigration arrests

About 30 people gathered Thursday afternoon at the Spokane County Jail to protest a recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid at


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018

Military base calls immigration agents on pizza delivery man

He went from delivering pizza to being detained by immigration officers.


Michael Gerson: ICE and the bitter fruit of dehumanization

The attitude of President Trump toward federal law enforcement is, to put it mildly, mixed. The FBI refused to bend to his will. So it is comprised of “hardened Democrats” …


Trump takes ‘shackles’ off ICE, which is slapping them on immigrants who thought they were safe

A week after he won the election, President Donald Trump promised that his administration would round up millions of immigrant gang members and drug dealers. But as ICE officers get …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

Immigration agents descend on 7-Eleven stores in 17 states

Seven immigration agents filed into a 7-Eleven store before dawn Wednesday, waited for people to go through the checkout line and told arriving customers and a driver delivering beer to …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018

Ferguson: Motel 6 gave info to feds

Washington’s attorney general is suing Motel 6, saying the budget hotel disclosed the personal information of thousands of guests to federal immigration authorities in violation of state law.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017

Bier: It’s bad bureaucracy, not ‘sanctuaries’

Rather than as a result of weak border protections, Garcia Zarate ended up in San Francisco through multilevel bureaucratic incompetence.


Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan: Call for police brutality is no joke

Trump’s calls for violence are no joke, and people across the political spectrum should demand an end to his violent rhetoric.


After errors, ICE suspends reports designed to embarrass ‘sanctuary’ cities

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is suspending a recently adopted practice of reporting cities that don’t cooperate with federal detention efforts after the first few reports were plagued by errors.


State Patrol reviewing crash that led to immigration hold

Washington State Patrol is investigating to see if it followed its own policies after a minor crash on Interstate 5 could lead to a man’s deportation. Washington State Patrol does …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017

Fliers at WSU targeting ‘illegal aliens’ appear to be from white supremacist group

Fliers urging people to report “illegal aliens” to immigration authorities were found on the Washington State University campus Tuesday and appear to be the work of a white supremacist group.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017

AP Fact Check: Are immigration raids result of Trump policy?

Advocacy groups say that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers


ICE raids chill immigrant groups

The alarm sounded a few minutes past 3. A leading advocacy group for immigrant rights blasted out an email alert Thursday afternoon, warning that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers were …


Internet rumors of deportation checkpoints are ‘fake news,’ designed to cause panic, officials say

Law enforcement authorities are warning about social media hoaxes falsely claiming that police are setting up checkpoints aimed at deporting people here illegally.


Fugitive Mexican murder suspect deported after capture near Othello

A Mexican man arrested near Othello in August who was wanted for a homicide in his native country has been deported.


Goodman: Immigrants who served in the military mistreated

Obama extolls immigrants while agents round up thousands.