Amir Abd El Malak, owner of Stillwater's Land of Pharaohs massage parlor, has been deported after he was sentenced to 10 years' probation for fondling female clients.SEE ALSO: Isabel Diaz-Castillo, alleged south Mpls baby snatcher, is in U.S. illegally, may be deportedIn January, a jury convicted Ma ... More >>
Isabel Diaz-Castillo is expected to be formally charged with kidnapping today, but the feds have already charged her with being in the country illegally.THE BACKSTORY: Baby left in car seat while mom showered is abducted in south Mpls U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has placed an immi ... More >>
The Minneapolis City Council unanimously declared its support for President Barack Obama's recently announced policy suspending deportation for undocumented young folks. The Obama Administration announced the new policy June 15, which allows illegal immigrants who were brought here as children by ... More >>
Last week, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations unit issued an "extraordinary plea" for help finding a boy investigators say is in a "dangerous situation."The boy appears in a video that was posted somewhere online. ICE released a couple of stills from the video ... More >>
If legal remedies are exhausted, it's time to take to the streets
The "Lothario Notario," Chris LaRiche, is Mexico's problem now. LaRiche, a con man whose story we chronicled in a January feature, was deported to Mexico yesterday after he was sentenced in Hennepin County for stealing thousands of dollars from undocumented immigrants who trusted him with their liv ... More >>
Chris LaRiche, the "Lothario Notario" whose crimes we detailed in a January cover story, was sentenced for theft-by-swindle this morning. Assistant Hennepin County Attorney Paul Scoggin opened the hearing with an overview of the case: Mario Alberto Martinez-Alanis used a stolen identity, "Chris LaR ... More >>
This January, we brought you "The Lothario Notario," a feature exposing a local con artist who scammed hundreds of immigrants out of thousands of dollars.Chris LaRiche set up an office downtown at the Fifth Street Towers and claimed he could help undocumented immigrants fix their legal status. H ... More >>
He offered empty promises but had secrets of his own
Michele Bachmann and Joe Arpaio: best friends forever?Michele Bachmann went to Arizona this week for Sheriff Joe Arpaio's endorsement. She didn't get it, and likely won't. But Bachmann did confess that America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" gave her a pair of the pink boxers he forces inma ... More >>
Jonathan Rubio-Segura is a murderer, at least according to Hennepin County jurors.Jurors deliberated for five hours before deciding Jonathan Rubio-Segura's fate in his murder trial this afternoon. The verdict: guilty. Rubio-Segura was hanging out in downtown Minneapolis last spring, drunk, when ... More >>
Hennepin CountyJonathan Rubio-Segura killed Anthony Gale in March 2010.Jonathan Rubio-Segura is living two nightmares. The 27-year old is on trial this week for second-degree murder after he drunkenly punched Anthony Gale in the face outside a downtown strip club in March 2010. Rubio-Segura's su ... More >>
Boogaard is facing two charges stemming from his brother's death.Aaron Boogaard, the younger brother of beloved Minnesota Wild tough guy Derek Boogaard, has been charged for selling the drugs that are blamed for Derek's death.Boogaard, 24, is charged with the a third-degree controlled substance c ... More >>
Aaron Boogaard is also being looked at by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman held a press conference this afternoon to announce that his office has charged Aaron Boogaard with two crimes related to the overdose death of Derek Boogaard, a former Wild enforce ... More >>
The ICE-men cometh to bust more undocumented workers.It's a bad time to be an undocumented worker in Minnesota. Fresh off this winter's mass firings at Minnesota Chipotle restaurants, and a year after 1,200 local janitors were fired from ABM janitorial services, Immigration and Customs Enfor ... More >>
Chipotle fired 450 Minnesota employees after an immigration audit.Until recently, Chipotle Mexican Grills has refused to reveal how many Minnesota workers it fired last year in the wake of an audit by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But a new filing with the Security and Exchange Commi ... More >>
More bad publicity for the "food with integrity" chain.Two of the workers abruptly fired by Chipotle last year in the wake of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement audit have now filed a class-action lawsuit against the restaurant chain, alleging that Chipotle failed to pay them their remain ... More >>
Police escort one of the arrested demonstrators out of the Chipotle.A demonstration by fired Chiptole workers and their union allies ended with eight arrests at a downtown Chipotle restaurant this afternoon. The action was only the latest in a series of protests by the workers, who were fired fr ... More >>
The restaurant chain says it's just following the law.Throughout Chipotle's massive purge of employees suspected of lacking work papers over recent weeks, the company has more or less maintained radio silence. Neither the press nor the fired workers themselves were able to learn much about firing ... More >>
sleepfordaysMexican food, yes. Mexican workers, no.At least 48 workers at area Chipotle restaurants have been fired after rumors that the Immigration and Customs Service conducted an I-9 audit or "desktop raid" looking for undocumented immigrants.Brad Sigal, a member of the Minnesota Immigrant Ri ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum
Part of the Amongst Us series
Today, amnesty is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
Photo: ICESureno members were among those arrestedImmigration and Customs Enforcement agents said today they've arrested 18 members from notorious gangs including Sureno-13 and Vatos Locos working the drug trade in Minneapolis, Bloomington and Richfield. The arrests came after a weeklong op ... More >>
It's a felony, sure, but in the absence of real immigration
Photo: Esther GibbonsFrenchman Massey found an exit before he could arrestedWhen you sign your kids up for language camp, you don't expect them to be taught the finer points of posing nude in the shower for a perv with a camera, or hear about them getting felt up through their pajamas. But ... More >>
Murdered Southern Arizona rancher Rob Krentz's family talk about his life and death
From Ground Zero of the Immigration Crisis Along the Mexican Border
Emmer, show us your papersWhen your candidate for governor proclaims Arizona's new anti-immigrant law "a wonderful first step," and you then show up at St. Paul's Cinco de Mayo celebration, it's fair to say you're asking for an argument. Tom Emmer's supporters got just that on Sunday in St. ... More >>
Richfield Police Chief Barry Fritz was among those who were on hand for the Washington press conference.
Activists want Americans to remember the "real" illegal immigrants at Thanksgiving.
Janitors are the kind of hard-working folks you rarely see, toiling as they do in the background of life. So maybe it's not surprising that when 1,250 of them in Minnesota lost their jobs in October, we didn't hear much about it.
The drugs were valued at about $455,000 wholesale, police say.
The agent who ordered the arrest of "20th hijacker" Zacarias Moussaoui joins a law firm known for its aggressive defense of immigrant rights
One of Dara's favorite local restaurants has a mustard meltdown
Are Minneapolis cops trying to illegally bust immigrants?
A landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision sends a Minnesota detainee back to Somalia
Will FBI contacts keep fearful Somalis away from the ballot box?
The justice department fights to deport a Somali refugee
Fighting terrorism with press releases