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August 17, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is looking into the death of Victor Arellano, a 23-year-old AIDS patient who died last month at a detention center in San Pedro. The agency referred the case to its Office of Professional Responsibility, a routine step whenever a detainee dies, said spokeswoman Virginia Kice. Arellano's family plans to file a wrongful-death claim against the U.S. government.
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February 23, 2007 | Nicole Gaouette and Adam Schreck, Times Staff Writers
In a sweep across California and 16 other states, federal immigration officials descended on eateries such as the Hard Rock Cafe and Planet Hollywood on Wednesday and Thursday, arrested almost 200 illegal immigrants working for a janitorial company and filed criminal charges against the firm's top three officials.
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December 30, 2005 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
Two Guatemalan men were charged Thursday with harboring illegal immigrants after federal authorities discovered 25 Central and South American migrants crowded inside a "drop house" near downtown Riverside. The migrants had been smuggled into the United States and were being held hostage until family members paid off their debts, authorities said. They had been held for more than a month and had been prevented from leaving by a deadbolt on an upstairs door and bars on the bedroom windows.
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October 8, 2005 | Nicole Gaouette, Times Staff Writer
A Senate committee on Friday approved the nomination of Julie L. Myers, a lawyer with no specific immigration experience, to head U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Myers' nomination, which ran into trouble in its early stages as both Republicans and Democrats questioned her credentials, comes amid criticism of the Bush administration for placing inexperienced political allies in key positions -- as epitomized by Michael D.
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February 7, 2005 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
Angry and frightened, the Riverside businessman was complaining that he was not allowed to board a flight to Pakistan in December. His story had a familiar ring for Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Southern California chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations. Based in Anaheim, it is the largest chapter of the nation's most aggressive Islamic civil rights group. Since the terrorist attacks of Sept.
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