The sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz. won't appeal a federal court's ruling that his office violated the constitutional rights of Latinos. That's not, Sheriff Joe Arpaio would have the world know, because he acknowledges that his office racially profiled Latinos – as some media outlets have recently reported.
Police in Oregon violated an immigrant's Fourth Amendment rights when they honored an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer request without probable cause, a federal judge ruled April 11. Judge Janice Stewart of the U.S. district court in Oregon ruled (pdf) that Clackamas County misinterpreted the regulation that governs ICE detainers.
The Supreme Court declined (pdf) earlier this month to hear an appeal in an immigration case involving local police in Frederick, Md. As a result, the decision issued last August by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of Roxana Santos will stand.
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office may be violating the terms of a federal injunction ordered last year by a judge who concluded the office racially profiled Hispanics.
A federal judge sided with three immigrants in detention who sued the Homeland Security Department after they were denied bond hearings. DHS argued that federal law requires mandatory detention of immigrants who have committed certain crimes. Many immigrants pose no flight risk because their families and careers are in the United States.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and senators pledged further action Thursday on filling empty leadership positions within the department. The rate of high-level vacancies – positions empty or filled in an acting capacity – at the Homeland Security Department was about 38 percent at the time of Johnson's December confirmation.
Immigrant detention contractors would be able to sign contracts that last longer than one year under a proposal from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The agency's fiscal 2015 budget request includes $45 million, available for five years, to fund the pilot program.
Foreign students who remain in the United States after completing their studies under a temporary work experience program often don't report their employer's name or start and end dates to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The two programs at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services funded on a discretionary basis would see sizable budget increases under President Obama's fiscal 2015 request.
The budget for Immigration and Customs Enforcement would drop by $255 million to $5.36 billion in fiscal 2015 under the White House budget request.