For a while, Raonel Valdez was like the Chris Angel of Cuban-born delinquents, mind-freaking the criminal justice system with his ability to escape hard time. His bag of tricks may have finally come up empty. Yesterday, Valdez was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center (TGK) afte ... More >>
Don Whittington charged up to a desk inside a gargantuan Fort Lauderdale warehouse built from blue corrugated metal. He was seething. "You're a bitch," he hissed at the receptionist. Then, the five-foot-11 Whittington, who was once a championship racecar driver before earning an 18-month federal pr ... More >>
Marco Rubio is taking it from all sides this week. Today, LGBT activists are staging a sit-in at Rubio's Tampa office. Tomorrow, he'll face protests near the same office from Tea Partiers who claim his stance on immigration is too liberal and pro-immigration reform protestors who think his immigrati ... More >>
Twenty immigrants who were trying to pretend they had dry feet were caught red-handed. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement rounded up the suspects yesterday for posing as Cuban immigrants in order to take advantage of the U.S. amnesty policy. The arrests are part of a growing trend in which imm ... More >>
Eric Prokopi, a Gainesville, Florida resident, faces federal charges for illegally importing a nearly compete Tyrannosaurus skeleton into America along with other fossils. Prosecutors call him a "a one-man black market in prehistoric fossils."
The U.S. Supreme Court and President Obama leave the undocumented and their allies no choice but to escalate civil disobedience.
Jerome Emery Pearson, a Hialeah resident and former math teacher at a Broward public school, has plead guilty to possession of child pornography after a gigantic stash of lewd images were found on his personal laptop computer. Pearson was initially released on bond, but couldn't keep away from po ... More >>
New details are coming out about the investigation that lead to the arrest of Anthony V. Mangione, South Florida's top immigration cop. The Sun-Sentinel reports that AOL e-mail accounts registered to Mangione regularly sent nude and pornographic images of children, including several images of n ... More >>
Anthony Mangione, the chief of the the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's South Florida department, was arrested today on charges related to child pornography. Mangione had been suspended in April after federal investigators found images of child porn on his computer in his Broward County ... More >>
Four years after Modern Family star Sofia Vergara immigrated to Miami from Colombia, she moved the rest of her family, including her mother, sister, and younger brother Julio, to the country. However, after nearly 30 arrests during his time in the States, Star magazine reports that Julio was depo ... More >>
Churchill's, home to all Miami's punks.One day soon, a flood may come and drown all of Miami in the Biscayne Bay, but for now, the city stinks, God is broke, and the youth are getting restless. The politicians hate the workers and the poor, the pigs take every opportunity to slam your face in the ... More >>
On December 18, 2010, a freighter named America Feeder arrived at the Port of Miami from Nicaragua. Federal agents were secretly running surveillance on one container, marked ARLU 5102167. Five days later, the container was hitched to a truck and driven, with agents trailing, to a cold-stora ... More >>
Lyglenson Lemorin's life already read like a John Grisham novel with a particularly cruel ending: acquitted in court of cooked-up, Bush-era terrorism charges, the legal U.S. resident with no criminal record was deported anyway to his native, earthquake-ravaged Haiti, leaving his family behind ... More >>
Neil Julien, a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer, has been arrested on charges that he molested a 16-year-old girl back in 2005. According to NBC Miami, he allegedly molested the girl multiple time during the summer of 2005 while dating the girl's mother. The charges surfaced af ... More >>
Cheese smuggling sounds like some sort of weird euphemism, but in this case we really mean that two people in Miami have been arrested for smuggling contaminated cheese into the country. Yuri Izurieta, 41, and Anneri Izurieta, 46, husband and wife, and thier company, Naver Trading, Corp., h ... More >>
Torben Bjorn Hansen, Flickr The Bruise Cruise sets sail from the Port of Miami on Friday. And while there's plenty of dope coming through Dodge Island, y'all better think twice about sneaking some out; narcs like to prey on unsuspecting travelers, especially theme cruise passengers. In January, ... More >>
City of Miami police officers have shot and killed another suspect -- the seventh killed by MPD cops since last summer. The latest shooting happened last night around 11 p.m. at North Miami Avenue and 75th Street, police sources tell Riptide, and left another man in critical condition.Police are ... More >>
Most peoples' idea of a white Christmas does not involve candy Easter eggs. Then again, Esteban Galtes wasn't planning to celebrate with that wholesome type of snow. The 23-year-old Miami resident was caught trying to smuggle approximately $100,000 worth of cocaine through Los ... More >>
Except when it's not downright dull.
Today, amnesty is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
A little tip for the would-be Indiana Jones profiteers out there: Don't sell your illegally plundered ancient artifacts on eBay. photo courtesy ICE Got some hot, plundered ancient artifacts? Don't sell them on eBay.One seller learned that lesson the hard way last April, when Immigration a ... More >>
Thanks to crotch bombers and death panels, immigration reform hasn't been the topic du jour in the Beltway since Obama took office. via fastforourfamilies.org Jenny Aguilar, a Honduran who has lived in the U.S. for 18 years but now faces deportation, is fasting in Homestead along with four ot ... More >>
Joyoendho via Flicker CCWhen it comes to the drug habits of the rich and famous, there's a thin line between hilarious and disturbing. Championship race car driver Mariusz Malyszczycki's relationship with ecstasy is something closer to entrepreneurial. The Polish speedster was busted in the middle o ... More >>
"I am sad to report I lost a few brain cells while reading your article."
Can you say "profiling"?
Earlier this month, authorities confirmed an outbreak of the H1N1 virus at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center, known as the Krome Service Processing Center, in Miami. Now the 19-month-old child of an employee at the center has a confirmed case of the virus, and the Americ ... More >>
The young Hialeah boat captain caught transporting eight immigrants to Boynton Beach this past January will serve up to three years in prison. U.S. District Court Judge Kenneth A. Marra sentenced 28-year-old Jovel Dominguez-Hernandez to 36 months yesterday for human smuggling. The indictment notes ... More >>
Feds say Cutler Bay man funded Irish terrorists through Port of Miami scheme.
Marlene Jaggernauth had been a legal U.S. resident for 27 years when the ICE agents came knocking on her door in 2003. They arrested the Trinidad native on a shoplifting charge from six years earlier, took her from her four young children, and moved her from county jail to county jail around Florida ... More >>
A Cutler Bay man funneled money to the Irish terrorists who murdered two British soldiers in Belfast on Saturday, federal prosecutors say in a complaint unsealed in Miami-Dade court today and obtained by Riptide.For at least three years, Roman Vidal, 57, allegedly smuggled millions of dollars in bla ... More >>
Citizen's arrest for Wayne Kramer's tasteless immigrant drama.
Charlie Crist remembered he's a Republican and is introducing tax cuts, tax cuts, tax cuts! [Herald]U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is ordering the deportation of 30,000 Cubans. [NBC6]Daequan Cook is the best three-point shooter in the history of the entire world, and for that he was awarde ... More >>
"He entered a new country and effectively told the immigration services: 'I don't care about your laws, catch me if you can.'"
With indoor grow houses taking over the marijuana market, you don’t hear about people smuggling weed into the U.S. much anymore. But this past Saturday, at the Port of Miami, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement found 6,000 pounds of pot in burlap sacks, sent from Jamaica. Were talking about a str ... More >>
They give new meaning to the term blood diamond.
Arms dealers in South Florida? Is this déjà vu all over again? We truly are America's Casablanca. The U.S. attorney in Miami just issued this release. Boy oh boychicle. First there was the South Beach party boy and his crappy weapons sold to the U.S. military and now this. War is immine ... More >>