Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:17 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:17:24 GMT
ORLANDO - CBS News reports an FBI agent was involved in a fatal shootout in Orlando, Florida early Wednesday morning. CBS News senior correspondent John Miller reports the victim was a friend of TamerlanMore>>
CBS News reports an FBI agent was involved in a fatal shootout in Orlando, Florida early Wednesday morning. CBS News reports the victim was a friend of one of two suspects of the Boston Marathon bombing.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:00 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:00:18 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Clark County students experience some the largest classes in the country. And while that overcrowding is expected to decrease by one or two students, the vast majority of kids won't see anyMore>>
Clark County students experience some the largest classes in the country. Although the overcrowding is expected to decrease by one or two students next year, the vast majority of kids won't see any significant change.More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:56 AM EDT2013-05-22 10:56:40 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are on scene of a shooting on the 1700 block of Karen Avenue at the Sonoma Shadows Apartments with an FBI agent being shot. This started off as an FBI Task Force InvestigationMore>>
The search for a homicide suspect turned into a shooting Tuesday night. More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:47 AM EDT2013-05-22 10:47:05 GMT
LAS VEGAS - The Clark County School Board appoints Pat Skorkowsky as the next superintendent of the school district. The board is in contract negotiations with Skorkowsky, but the details of the contractMore>>
The Clark County Board of School Trustees appointed Pat Skorkowsky as the next superintendent of the school district Tuesday night. More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:05:29 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a crash involving a teenager who was hit by a vehicle. According to police, the victim was walking on a sidewalk at about 2:50 p.m. Tuesday near Tropicana AvenueMore>>
Metro Police are investigating an incident where a teenager was clipped by a truck's side mirror.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:04 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:04:36 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating the discovery of a deceased person in a home in northwest Las Vegas. According to Metro, a person arrived at the home in the 8000 block of Green Pasture AvenueMore>>
Metro Police are investigating the discovery of a deceased person in a home in northwest Las Vegas.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:55 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:55:25 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The ratio of students to teachers in the Clark County School District from first through fifth grade and the ratio of students to classes in kindergarten gradually improved toward the endMore>>
The ratio of students to teachers in the Clark County School District from first through fifth grade and the ratio of students to classes in kindergarten gradually improved toward the end of the last decade but worsened after the 2009-2010 school year.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:45:27 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The deadly tornado in Oklahoma is bringing back some bad memories for one woman who now calls Las Vegas her home. Stephanie McGregor is originally from Moore, Oklahoma and lived there whenMore>>
The deadly tornado in Oklahoma is bringing back some bad memories for one woman now living in Las Vegas.More>>
Ed. Note:After the following story aired Dec. 26 and was posted online, a spokesperson for the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement informed the I-Team that despite a press release that stated ICE was ending all partnerships with local and state agencies, it will continue to partner with the Las Vegas Metro Police Department in enforcing illegal immigration. The partnership allows Metro Police officers to flag fingerprints of people who have been arrested and are suspected of being in the United States illegally.
The Las Vegas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said ICE's reversal is unfortunate and that people who have been arrested on minor traffic and trespassing violations have been deported because of the program. Metro Police denied the claim and stated that only felons are flagged for deportation.
LAS VEGAS -- Federal agents have told Metro Police they will no longer need to collect information on illegal immigrants.
A controversial partnership between the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement arm of the Department of Homeland Security and Las Vegas police will end June 30, 2013, with federal agents deciding to go their own way.
Put simply, it lessens the fear that many immigrants have that should they get picked up for a minor crime by Metro Police officers, they may be deported to their home country.
Federal agents decided to focus on felons living in the United States without legal permission.
This decision brings an end to the controversial 287(g) program, which allows state and local law enforcement agencies to enter into a partnership with ICE. Through the agreement, the state or local agencies are delegated authority for immigration enforcement in their jurisdictions.
ICE has deported record number of undocumented immigrants, but figures show it has changed its target, focusing instead on felons.
During ICE fiscal 2012 – July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 -- federal agents removed about 410,000 people across the U.S. Of those, about 55 percent, or 225,000, had been convicted of felonies or misdemeanors. According to ICE, the number of illegal immigrants removed from the U.S. in 2012 was double that in 2008.
Of those convicted of crimes who were removed in 2012, 1,215 had been convicted of homicide; 5,557 were convicted of sexual offences; 40,448 had been convicted in drug offenses; and 36,166 were convicted of driving under the influence.
Metro Police partnered with ICE in 2008, sending it fingerprint information on suspected illegal immigrants.
In 2010, Metro Police said nearly 2,000 people were deported from its jurisdiction, out of 6,000 people flagged as being in the country illegally when booked at the Clark County Detention Center.
Latino legal activist Helena Garcia said she believes law-abiding people were deported under the 287(g) program.
"There have been people that I know personally that go to jail either on trespassing or a ticket and they're given an immigration hold and they are deported," Garcia said.
Southern Nevada's American Civil Liberties Union has long opposed the immigrant fingerprinting program and welcomed its end.
"It essentially takes local police out of the immigration business and allows them to focus on what they're there for, which is to stop state and local crimes," said Allen Lichtenstein, the ACLU's general counsel in southern Nevada.
The end of the program is welcome news to the Shade Tree shelters, where victims of domestic violence might find temporary housing.
A Shade Tree advocate said she believes fear of any contact with police leads immigrant domestic violence victims to not report crimes.
"It is their biggest fear that they'll be deported, or separated from their family or children," said Desiree Petersen, a Shade Tree victim's advocate. "That is their biggest fear. Many women, they don't even seek shelter a lot of times because they're afraid it's going to start the whole chain reaction."
ICE is expected to run its own program called Secure Communities, a federal information-sharing partnership between ICE and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Immigrants who are jailed for minor crimes are not expected to be flagged for deportation under the program.
It only collects the immigration status of known felons or repeat immigration offenders.
Immigrants who are jailed for minor crimes will not be flagged for deportation under this new system.