Trump Administration Considers Separating Families to Combat Illegal Immigration

By CAITLIN DICKERSON and RON NIXON December 21, 2017 The Trump administration is considering a plan to separate parents from their children when families are caught entering the country illegally, according to officials who have been briefed on the plans. The forceful move is meant to discourage border crossings, but immigrant groups have denounced it as draconian and inhumane. […]

He told them they could become citizens by getting adopted. Now he’s going to jail

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Helaman Hansen, a charismatic Elk Grove businessman who defrauded 471 undocumented immigrants out of their savings by promising them they could be adopted into citizenship, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Thursday. “He has hurt so many people, and even today he still believes he’s done what he could for these people,” said […]

N.J. immigration sweep by ICE leads to 101 arrests across the state

Dozens of people–many from Mexico and Central America–were arrested in New Jersey by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week, in a five-day operation that officials on Tuesday said was targeted at “criminal aliens” and those charged with immigration violations. ICE said most of those arrested, who ranged in age 20 to 71 years old, […]