Posts Tagged ‘Immigration and Customs Enforcement’


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Immigrant detention center expanding in Southern California

U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) is adding beds to the largest immigrant detention center in Southern California. [LA Times] The detention center in the high desert town of Adelanto, 40 miles north of San Bernardino, currently has the capacity... (Continue reading)

Mexican cop accused of smuggling drugs into California

A Mexican police officer appeared in U.S. federal court Wednesday on charges of trafficking heroin and methamphetamine into California. [LA Times] Last month, border patrol agents stopped a vehicle on Interstate 15 near Temecula that was carrying 11 packages of... (Continue reading)

Immigration enforcement facility approved in Santa Maria

The Santa Maria City Council approved plans to build a U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement facility Thursday night, irking scores of residents. [KSBY] Last month, the Santa Maria Planning Commission voted to issue ICE a permit to build the facility... (Continue reading)

Central Coast farmworkers oppose processing center

Central Coast farmworkers are strongly objecting to a proposed Santa Maria facility for processing convicted criminals who are illegal immigrants. Immigrants would be photographed and fingerprinted in the facility before being transferred to Southern California or deported. Federal and local... (Continue reading)

Feds seize 204 bales of marijuana from panga near San Simeon

Law enforcement officials seized 204 bales of marijuana, totaling 3,570 pounds, from a panga boat that beached north of Piedras Blancas Lighthouse and San Simeon on Monday. [Tribune] A witness spotted the smugglers late Monday afternoon and alerted the San... (Continue reading)

16 arrests made in San Simeon smuggling incident

Sixteen people were arrested early Wednesday morning after they were caught allegedly smuggling marijuana from a panga boat beached near San Simeon. [KCOY] U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents first spotted a large motor home headed westbound on Highway 46.... (Continue reading)

California to shield arrested illegal immigrants from the feds

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law Saturday that bars California law enforcement officers from turning over arrested illegal immigrants to federal immigration officials. [Mercury News] AB 4, authored by San Francisco Democrat Tom Ammiano, prohibits placing U.S. Immigration... (Continue reading)