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Coelho: Motion Would NOT Declare New Bedford a Sanctuary City
The New Bedford City Council will be talking illegal immigration and deportation policy Tuesday night.
The full council meeting before the Thanksgiving break will take up a motion by Councillor-at-Large Debora Coelho asking that the state legislative delegation support the city's opposition to t…
Obama Outlines Immigration Plan
President Obama is poised to issue a sweeping executive order on immigration. Addressing the nation from the White House, the President said the U.S. immigration system is broken and must be repaired.
The executive order marks the most dramatic shift in U...
Bond Set For 1 of 3 Asylum-Seeking Afghan Soldiers
An immigration judge has set a $25,000 bond for the release of one of three Afghan military officers accused of leaving a training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod to seek asylum in Canada.
All three soldiers appeared Wednesday inside the federal detention facility near Buffalo, New York, where t…
Over Half The Public Say Speed Up Deportations Of Children
The latest poll results show 53 percent of the public favor speeding up the process to deport the over 50,000 unattended children who entered this country illegally. The humanitarian crises has taken its toll on the president's handling of the issue and on how some Americans have changed their …
Hodgson Doubts Many Children Will Be Deported Soon
Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson expects some of the thousands of migrant children who crossed the southwest border into the U-S will find their way to Massachusetts, and New Bedford.
Hodgson is visiting processing and detention centers along the border with a delegation of Sheriffs to get a first …
Fewer Held in New England for Deportation
Federal officials say the number of immigrants jailed for deportation in New England plunged last year, despite the expansion of a program designed to identify people in the U.S. illegally.
Officials say detentions fell by almost 28% in New England, while nationally the number dropped 8%...
ICE Agents Arrest 39 In Eastern Mass. Sweep
U-S Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents rounded up 39 convicted criminal aliens during an operation last week in Eastern Mass., including in New Bedford.  Ice officials say 20 of the suspects had felony convictions for such crimes as assault and battery, sexual assault, and selling drugs…