U.S.Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Counties in Washington state have joined a growing number of local jurisdictions in Colorado and Oregon that will no longer detain immigrants who are eligible for release on behalf of federal immigration authorities.
Two WA counties will no longer detain immigrants who are eligible for release on behalf of federal immigration authorities
Two legal groups are suing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying it is retaliating against immigrant hunger strikers at a Washington detention center by placing them in solitary confinement — something the agency denies.
The Northwest Detention Center locked down areas holding violent offenders as a precaution amid a hunger strike by detainees protesting their treatment and calling for an end to deportations.
Wai Chiu “Tony” Ng, one of three men convicted in the 1983 massacre of 13 people at a Seattle gambling club, is being paroled after 30 years in prison. He was convicted of robbery and assault for his role in the shooting at the Wah Mee club.
Authorities say they believe a man spent years posing as an immigration officer in the Seattle-Tacoma area and used threats to coerce undocumented immigrants into doing what he wanted.
The Kennewick police department says that 25 people were arrested this week as part of an operation targeting gangs.