Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was sentenced to time already served for unlawful possession of a firearm after a jury’s decision in November to reject murder charges against the Mexican national for firing a bullet that killed Kate Steinle as she strolled down a San Francisco pier in 2015. The Steinle family has sued the federal government because the gun used in the killing was stolen from an agent’s car.
The White House proposal, presented by the Department of Homeland Security to a group of senators, provides the most detail so far of Trump’s plans to build a “big, beautiful wall.” Part of a $33 bilion plan for border security, including technology, personnel, and roads, it would cover nearly half of the southwest border.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions promised “more money for crime fighting” as a reward for Miami-Dade dropping “sanctuary” protections from immigration violators at county jails. After nearly a year as one of President Trump’s most lauded counties, Miami-Dade is still waiting for increased federal aid.
In a lawsuit, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said motel employees divulged the names, birth dates, driver’s license numbers, license-plate numbers and room numbers of at least 9,150 guests to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents without a warrant.
Miami-Dade, Fl., jails turned over an average of one immigration detainee per day to federal authorities during 2017, a pace set by the county’s controversial decision to comply with President Trump’s crackdown on people being sought for deportation.
Nearly 9,000 children who immigrated from Central America without an accompanying adult live in limbo on Long Island, N.Y., where they face a minefield of hostile local residents, dangerous MS-13 gang members, and the constant fear of being sent back home.
The Trump administration is considering a plan to separate parents from their children when families are caught entering the U.S. illegally. The forceful move is meant to discourage border crossings. Immigrant groups have denounced it as draconian and inhumane.
Immigrants detained at large centers used by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in California, Georgia, New Jersey and New Mexico are subject to inhumane treatment, given insufficient hygiene supplies and medical care, and provided potentially unsafe food, says the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General.
A California study rebuts arguments that urban counties which limit or refuse cooperation with immigration authorities in reporting undocumented immigrants are breeding grounds for crime. In particular, white residents of sanctuary cities are 62 percent less likely to die from gun violence than their counterparts elsewhere, the study found.