CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1996 |
A federal judge in Los Angeles sentenced a suspended Immigration and Naturalization Service officer to nearly two years in prison Monday for beating an escapee from the INS detention center in San Pedro. Such abuse "calls into question the whole system of justice," said U.S. District Judge George H. King, who sentenced Paina Moeai, 39, to 21 months in prison and three years of supervised release for violating the civil rights of the prisoner.
March 2, 1989 |
The Immigration and Nationalization Service announced today that it has levied the largest fine in its history--$150,000--against a Madera labor contractor for knowingly hiring illegal aliens. Howard Ezell, regional director of the INS, said the fine was also the agency's first against an agricultural employer. S & A Farm Contractors was fined $153,250 Wednesday. Ezell said U.S.
October 29, 1985 |
A Soviet seaman who jumped ship in the Mississippi River only to be returned to his vessel because U.S. officials could not understand him was moved to a Coast Guard cutter Monday for interviews to determine whether he wants to defect. The sailor, Miroslav Medvid, a Ukrainian, was taken aboard the cutter for the interview Monday afternoon, accompanied by "Soviet representatives" under a U.S.
August 2, 1990 |
Congress took a long stride Wednesday toward enacting major immigration changes that would allow entry of at least 90,000 more foreigners each year and open the door wider to Western Europeans, who have been all but shut out for a decade. The House Judiciary Committee voted, 23 to 12, for legislation that would increase the overall number of annual visas issued to legal immigrants to 775,000 from the 540,000 in current law and the 630,000 proposed in a Senate-passed measure.
January 18, 1998 |
Because of me, the Central Intelligence Agency has had to concede it does spy on Americans. Just last month, the agency had to remove a denial posted on its Web site that it doesn't do this. For it kept a file on me throughout the 1980s and '90s--despite a law against political spying on Americans. Just before Christmas, the CIA revised its Web site. The new version says the CIA can keep files on Americans if they are suspected of espionage or international terrorism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1990 |
Each morning this week, a crowd of bleary-eyed people pressed forward toward the doors of the Immigration and Nationalization Service office in the San Fernando Valley. Many of the immigrants from Latin America, India and Asia had spent days in line outside the office, sleeping in cars or camped out in the front parking lot. "I've been here since Sunday," a woman named Maria said in Spanish on Thursday. "I came all the way from Palmdale. This is unjust."