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U.S. must free migrant children from detention, court says

Jun 27, 2020 - 4:37 PM

Two of the country's 3 family detention centers have confirmed cases of the infection, district judge Dolly Gee says in her ruling on June 26

PROTESTING FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN. Protesters march against the separation of migrant children from their families on June 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. File photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

French citizen dead in U.S. custody – immigration agency

Jan 02, 2020 - 1:26 PM

A statement from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) identifies the person only as 'a 40-year-old native of Angola and citizen of France'

DEATHS IN IMMIGRATION. Recently-installed "Bollard" style fencing is pictured on the US-Mexico border near Santa Teresa, New Mexico, on April 30, 2019. File Photo by Paul Ratje/AFP

As U.S. agents prepare to arrest 'thousands,' migrants live in fear

Jul 14, 2019 - 10:27 AM

Thousands of undocumented migrants wait in fear ahead of nationwide raids that could have them expelled from the United States

JUSTICE FOR KIDS. People protest against the upcoming ICE raids and detentions of refugee asylum seekers at a vigil outside the main ICE detention center (background) in downtown Los Angeles on July 12, 2019. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Trump confirms immigration raids set for the weekend

Jul 12, 2019 - 11:16 PM

'They came in illegally,' Donald Trump tells reporters at the White House. 'They are going to take people out and they are going to send them back to their country.'

IMMIGRATION RAID. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable meeting with conservative leaders at the White House on January 23, 2019. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

US immigration agents crack down on 'sanctuary state' California

Feb 03, 2018 - 4:01 PM

The raids took place in cities including San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose in the north of California

PROTEST. A marcher passes the tents of homeless people at an encampment as thousands of immigrants and supporters join the Defend DACA March on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images/AFP

What happens during a deportation raid in the U.S.?

Feb 16, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Activists complain about a lack of transparency in ICE s proceedings – many are confused about whether the coordinated sweep across the country is a sign of more to come

A man is detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), agents on October 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Trump fires top U.S. gov't lawyer over travel ban defiance

Jan 31, 2017 - 10:41 AM

5th UPDATE Sally Q Yates refused to mount a legal defense of Trump s ban on immigration from 7 Muslim nations

FIRED. In this file photo, then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates speaks during a press conference at the Department of Justice on June 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. Pete Marovich/Getty Images/AFP

Suspected Filipino human rights violator deported from US

Feb 20, 2016 - 1:56 AM

Regor Cadag Aguilar is arrested on January 5 by US immigration officers He admits conducting surveillance activities for a Philippine task force targeting opposition politicians

DEPORTED. Regor Cadag Aguilar, 42, arrives in Manila, Philippines, mid-day Wednesday Pacific Standard Time, on board a commercial flight escorted by ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers. Photo from US ICE

PH murder suspect nabbed in California

Apr 20, 2015 - 1:48 PM

Ezra Maling is wanted in connection of the 2003 murder of Rebedy Graceda Vergara of Cainta Rizal

House passes border crisis bill; Obama vows to act alone

Aug 02, 2014 - 10:40 AM

UPDATED The measure passed by a vote of 223 to 189 in the Republican dominated chamber would provide 694 million to deal with the influx of minors into the United States from Mexico

BORDER CONTROL. The US Border Patrol sign is seen on a fence at the border area in Nogales city in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA, 10 June 2014. Jose Munoz/EPA

De Lima: Not enough resources in anti-cybersex effort

Jan 17, 2014 - 8:34 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says the country is well supported logistically in its anti trafficking drive but resources remain inadequate

NBI: Online sex trade cottage industry in PH

Jan 16, 2014 - 6:10 PM

Usually parents or older family members are involved in the prostitution of minors but children won t speak against them making prosecutors job harder

US finds new drug 'supertunnel' under Mexican border

Nov 01, 2013 - 8:07 AM

The supertunnel zigzags beneath the border between San Diego and Tijuana

DRUG TUNNEL. Authorities unearth the drug supertunnel. AFP PHOTO / Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Cebu couple arrested for drawing kids to cybersex

Jun 04, 2013 - 6:02 PM

The suspects have made their own daughter and other children in Barangay Ibabao in Cordova town to pose nude and shoot lewd videos for online customers

US arrests child pornographers in PH

Jun 09, 2012 - 12:58 PM

Pornographers prey on children through social media sites authorities say