Customs

  • ICE lawyer in Seattle charged with stealing immigrant IDs

    SEATTLE (AP) – The chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle has been charged with stealing immigrants’ identities. Raphael A. Sanchez, who resigned from the agency effective Monday, faces one count of aggravated identity theft and another of wire fraud in a charging document filed Monday in...
  • Man detained by ICE after speaking with news reporters

    SEATTLE (AP) – A Mexican man who spoke with reporters about his longtime girlfriend’s immigration arrest has now been detained himself, and he says agents told him it’s because he was in the newspaper. Baltazar “Rosas” Aburto Gutierrez spoke with the local Chinook Observer as well as The Seattle Times...