U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Feds slow to process new DACA applications, creating 55k case backlog

BY: - July 6, 2021

The federal government has been slow to approve thousands of applications it received this year for people who had been blocked from protections granted by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for more than two years.

DPS: State trooper wrong to say he ‘smelled’ undocumented migrants

BY: - June 14, 2021

When the Arizona Department of Public Safety said it an April 16 press release that a trooper “observed 17 undocumented aliens” in a white van he had stopped on a highway, what was most notable to the state trooper was the stench of the men. 

Dreamer sues Paul Penzone for holding her longer in jail to allow ICE to arrest her

BY: - June 4, 2021

Sheriff Paul Penzone delayed the release of Máxima Guerrero from the Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail last year to accommodate a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrest, in contradiction with Penzone’s stated practice and in violation of Guerrero’s constitutional rights, according to a federal lawsuit she filed Monday.

Federal judge denies Brnovich injunction in deportation pause lawsuit

BY: - April 9, 2021

A federal judge in Arizona on Thursday said she’ll deny a request from Attorney General Mark Brnovich to issue a preliminary injunction prohibiting the federal government from enforcing a temporary pause on deportations. 

AG Brnovich wants to cancel Biden’s 100-day pause on deportations

BY: - January 29, 2021

Hours after a federal judge in Texas wrote that agreement between the Department of Homeland Security and the attorney general there raises constitutional issues, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich asked DHS to comply with a nearly identical agreement with his office related to immigration enforcement. 

How COVID-19 spread through neighboring ICE detention facilities in Eloy

BY: - November 16, 2020

In August, a group of Cuban asylum seekers held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Eloy Detention Center detailed how detainees who fell ill with coronavirus symptoms were put into solitary confinement instead of receiving treatment.

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Maricopa County jails still a top recipient of ICE detainers

BY: - October 30, 2020

A jail operated by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office continues to be a top destination nationally for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to take custody of people arrested for alleged misdemeanors and felonies. 

Detention center in Eloy has most COVID-19 cases of any ICE facility

BY: - October 9, 2020

La Palma Correctional Center, a privately run immigration detention center in Eloy, has recorded the most COVID-19 cases among immigration detainees in the country.

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Penzone, Sheridan: ICE will continue to have a place inside county jails

BY: - August 31, 2020

Regardless of whether Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone or challenger Jerry Sheridan wins election in November, a vestige of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s time helming the agency will remain in place: federal immigration agents screening every person booked into the county's jails.

Phoenix hotel won’t work with ICE contractor that detained migrant children there

BY: - July 28, 2020

A Phoenix-area hotel where migrant minors in government custody were detained said on Tuesday the group of minors is no longer staying there and that it “won’t accept similar business moving forward.” 

Gallego asks for investigation into migrant detention at Phoenix hotel

BY: - July 27, 2020

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego is demanding answers from acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf after recent reports that migrant children are being detained at the Hampton Inn & Suites hotel in Phoenix, unbeknownst to City of Phoenix officials. 

AP: Migrant children detained at Phoenix hotel

BY: - July 23, 2020

Migrant minors are being detained in a Hampton Inn & Suites hotel in Phoenix, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.