Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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The family of a northern Indiana man is speaking out after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detained him during a routine check-in last month.

Roberto Beristain owns a popular restaurant in St. Joseph County, has a driver’s license and pays taxes. He’s in custody because of an incident that happened more than 15 years ago.

Eddie’s Steak Shed is well-known in Northern Indiana. The small red building sits along a busy stretch of road in Granger. And people come here just as much for the friendly staff as they do for the steak.

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The Trump administration is laying out its plans for ramping up enforcement of illegal immigration.

Memos released Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security say the agency is changing the way it prioritizes people for deportation.

When people who’ve entered the country illegally are detained in the Midwest, some of them fly out of Indiana.

Authorities Warn Against Using Decorative Contact Lenses

Oct 27, 2014
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Federal authorities say if you‘re thinking about wearing those decorative contact lenses for Halloween, don‘t.

Federal police agencies have seized more than 20,000 pairs of the lenses on 74 different occasions this year.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Spokesperson Gail Montenegro says they‘re counterfeit lenses mostly imported from China.