Seventh Circuit Allows Indiana to Continue ICE Detainers

The Seventh Circuit on Thursday vacated a settlement between an Indiana sheriff’s office and the American Civil Liberties Union that prohibited cooperation with federal immigration authorities without a warrant, finding the state has standing to protect its interest in cooperating with immigration enforcement efforts.

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Guatemalan Presidential Hopeful Arrested in Drug Plot

Two months out from Guatemala’s presidential elections, one of the candidates was arrested Wednesday in Miami on charges of conspiring with the Sinaloa drug cartel to import tons of cocaine into the U.S. and assassinate political rivals in a bid to secure millions of dollars to finance his election.

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Son of Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested After 3 Black Church Fires

Holden Matthews, the white, 21-year-old son of a Louisiana sheriff’s deputy, was behind bars Thursday, accused of torching three century old African American churches during a 10-day period in and around Opelousas. The city of 16,000 people was set on edge by blazes, which evoked memories of civil rights terrorism.

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