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  • Florida ICE protesters face unlawful assembly charges

    07/19/2018 11:08:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 19, 2018 | AP
    MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — At least 17 protesters face charges after blocking a roadway outside a South Florida office of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ~snip~ Authorities say the protesters set up tents and chairs in the road and used their bodies to stop traffic.
  • The Democrat civil war is over, The Crazies won; The Insanes are either hiding or changing sides

    07/19/2018 7:35:39 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies
    vanity | July 19, 2018 | By Kevin Collins
    Yesterday’s House vote on a nonbinding resolution to support ICE was an unmitigated disaster for the Democrat Party. Just 18 voted to support ICE an insignificant handful voted NO and 130 completely disgraced themselves by voting “present.” This resolution was a rare show of backbone by a usually supine Republican House leadership that has pushed the Democrats over a cliff in many districts. Remember the recent Harvard Harris poll finding that found support for ICE at a 69/31 level. Many registered Democrats support ICE. Speaker Paul Ryan set up a perfect “Heads Republicans win; tails Democrats lose” trap that the...
  • ICE stepping up deportation of crime victims awaiting visa: report

    07/19/2018 7:00:40 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | John Bowden
    The Trump administration has stepped up prosecution and deportation of migrants who cross the border illegally and apply for a visa while fleeing acts of criminal violence. The Associated Press reports that apparent policy shifts at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which the agency denies, have resulted in many migrants seeking this type of protection being deported before their application process concludes. “This is part of a larger trend in this administration of not respecting the individuals who are qualified to apply for immigration benefits while they’re also in removal proceedings," Sarah Pierce, a policy analyst at the Migration Policy...
  • Beto O’Rourke Votes Against Pro-ICE Resolution

    07/19/2018 6:56:28 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    NTK Network ^ | July 18, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), the challenger to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) this fall, voted ‘no’ on a Congressional resolution to support the men and women of ICE. Only 18 Democrats voted for the measure. According to Roll Call, the resolution “rejects calls to completely abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.” With 34 Democrats voting against the measure, most refused to cast a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ votes. O’Rourke was among the ‘no’s.’
  • GOP forces House Democrats into 'gotcha vote' supporting ICE

    07/19/2018 4:10:45 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    ABC ^ | July 18, 2018
    House Republicans forced a vote Wednesday on a resolution to express support for ICE -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement -- enraging Democrats who complained the measure was a political stunt intended to embarrass Democrats who have called to abolish the embattled agency. The vote passed by a count of 244 to 35, as 133 Democrats elected to vote "present" on the resolution. The bill was brought to the floor under suspension of the rules, which requires a two-thirds super-majority of members voting and present for passage. About 69 percent of members voted in favor of the resolution. The showdown played...
  • House expresses support for ICE, denounces calls to abolish agency

    07/18/2018 1:36:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 18, 2018 | Seth McLaughlin
    The GOP-controlled House passed a resolution Wednesday putting the chamber on record in support for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which has become a whipping post for the left-wing of the Democratic Party. The non-binding resolution, authored by Rep. Clay Higgins, celebrated the work of an agency that still has the support of most Americans, but has recently come under heavy fire from Democrats over the role it plays in enforcing federal immigration laws. “For weeks now the abolish ICE movement has been growing in popularity on the left with many Democrats embracing this radical policy stance,” Mr. Higgins...
  • America’s Top Socialist Issues Call To Immediately “Occupy” All Airports, ICE Offices

    07/18/2018 7:21:51 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 18 Jul 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    I believe it was only yesterday when Ed Morrissey described New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as “the gift that keeps on giving.” Well, the giving continues today and it’s only getting better. (Editor’s note: The phrase “better” may only apply if you are a conservative.) She gave an interview to Democracy Now! this week where she set forth some of her agenda for her swelling army of socialist supporters on the Democratic left flank. Rather than focusing on new progressive policy initiatives or getting out the vote, Ocasio-Cortez called on the unwashed masses to take to the streets in...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Occupation of Airports, ICE Offices: ‘We Have to Mobilize’

    07/18/2018 5:26:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 07/17/18 | Chantal Da Silva
    Ice New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called on protesters rallying under the “Abolish ICE” banner to occupy border crossings, airports and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices across the country. Ocasio-Cortez made the comments during an interview on Monday with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman, speaking alongside Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau. Asked by Goodman about her decision to leave New York to join protests at the U.S.-Mexico border just days before the primary in which she defeated Democratic Representative Joseph Crowley in a stunning upset, Ocasio-Cortez said, "There is no convenient time" to "stand up against human rights violations."...
  • Even Liberal Vox Mocks Democrats Refusing to Vote for Own 'Abolish ICE' Bill

    07/16/2018 7:09:20 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 16, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Just how laughably pathetic do the leftwing Democrats who loudly introduced a bill to abolish ICE appear after they now have to backtrack in embarrassment to oppose it since Republicans agreed to bring it to the floor of the House for a vote? So pathetic that even the leftist website Vox is mocking the Democrats for putting themselves in such a bind as to look completely foolish.  This mockery of the 'Abolish ICE' Democrats by Ella Nilson and Tara Golshan appears in the July 13 Vox as Democrats aren’t ready to actually vote for an “Abolish ICE” bill. The subtitle summarizes...
  • Mining Moon Ice: Prospecting Plans Starting to Take Shape

    07/15/2018 7:36:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 106 replies ^ | July 13, 2018 04:04pm ET | Leonard David,
    A diverse range of scientists, engineers and mining technologists have begun blueprinting what hardware and missions are required to explore and establish a prospecting campaign for water ice at the poles of Earth's moon.  Why have they warmed up to ultra-cold lunar ice? Water ice can be converted to oxygen, liquid water and rocket fuel. Exploiting the stores of this resource — which is thought to be abundant within permanently shadowed polar craters on the moon — could help pioneers survive and thrive on the moon, and help entrepreneurs turn a profit.  For example, United Launch Alliance is maintaining its...
  • Chainsaw Attack Suspect Was Removed from US 11 Times: ICE ( California )

    07/14/2018 6:52:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    Channel 7 - San Diego ^ | Jul 13, 2018 | R. Stickney
    The man arrested and accused of using a chainsaw to attack his wife had been removed from the U.S. 11 times since 2005, immigration officials confirmed Friday. Alejandro Alvarez Villegas, 32, was arrested in Chula Vista, California on allegations he tried to kill his wife with a chainsaw in front of their three children at the couple's home in Whittier. "Department of Homeland Security databases indicate Mr. Alvarez-Villegas is a serial immigration violator who has been removed from the United States 11 times since 2005," a spokesperson for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said. ... Alvarez was found...
  • Eric Holder: Calls to abolish ICE are 'a gift to Republicans'

    07/13/2018 8:24:08 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/13/18 | Justin Wise
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday that the growing calls from Democrats to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are a "gift" to Republicans. "I don’t think that substantively or politically that makes a great deal of sense," Holder, who served under former President Obama, told host Chuck Todd on MSNBC's "MTP Daily." “In some ways, you're giving the Republicans a gift by saying we're going to have a debate now about whether ICE Should be abolished." Holder's comments come as many Democratic lawmakers have voiced opposition to the agency in light of President Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration...
  • Newt Gingrich: GOP could win big in November thanks to Democrats’ radical, unrealistic immigration..

    07/13/2018 5:32:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 13, 2018 | Newt Gingrich
    Full title: Newt Gingrich: GOP could win big in November thanks to Democrats’ radical, unrealistic immigration stanceRepublicans have the chance to secure a major victory and expand their 51-49 majority in the U.S. Senate in the November midterm elections – largely because Democrats are advocating radical, impractical and unpopular immigration positions. As more and more Democrats throw their support behind so-called sanctuary cities, abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and promoting open borders, more and more Americans are expressing their vehement opposition to these positions. Most recently, in their fervor over the child-detention issue, every Senate Democrat scrambled to...
  • How Dare Republicans Make Us Vote On The “Abolish ICE” Bill, Say Dems Who Wrote “Abolish ICE” Bill

    07/13/2018 12:53:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/13/2018 | Allahpundit
    The exciting conclusion to last night’s post about Ryan and Steve Scalise forcing a floor vote on the dopey “abolish ICE” legislation being pushed by lefties. "We know Speaker Ryan is not serious about passing our 'Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act,' so members of Congress, advocacy groups, and impacted communities will not engage in this political stunt." Story coming soon.— Ella Nilsen (@ella_nilsen) July 12, 2018 In other words, the bill was a stunt meant to virtue-signal to the base about the left’s hostility to immigration enforcement. They got ahead of themselves in their rush to...
  • Republicans will hold a vote on abolishing ICE - forcing Democrats to show their hand

    07/13/2018 6:59:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 13, 2018 | Joe Perticone
    Republicans are gearing up to force a vote on plans from the left wing of the Democratic Party to abolish the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. In a vote, Republicans would be forcing vulnerable Democrats to show their hand on a polarizing position that is important to the Democratic base. Republicans are planning to hold a vote on a bill that would abolish the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in an apparent political attempt to force Democrats to take a side on a hot-button issue that is increasingly popular among the liberal base. The Hill reported on...
  • Democratic Congressmen ...THEIR ‘Abolish ICE’ Bill — Say They’ll Vote No

    07/12/2018 9:56:42 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/12/2018 | Molly Prince
    Actual title: Democratic Congressmen Accuse Paul Ryan Of Political Stunt For Calling For Vote On THEIR ‘Abolish ICE’ Bill — Say They’ll Vote No Three Democratic congressmen declared on Thursday that they will vote “no” on their own legislation if House Speaker Paul Ryan puts their bill on the floor. Reps. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Adriano Espaillat of New York introduced the Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement Act earlier Thursday, which would abolish ICE within one year of enactment, and also assemble a commission tasked with setting up a new immigration enforcement agency. .... The...
  • Strzok: FBI-Bias Probe Will ‘Tear Down Underpinnings’ of ‘Law & Order’

    07/12/2018 8:59:30 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 113 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/12/2018 | JACK CROWE
    Embattled FBI agent Peter Strzok suggested during an open hearing Thursday that the ongoing congressional investigation into political bias within the FBI would severely damage the institution of American law enforcement. “This entire exercise comes at a cost,” said Strzok, who was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. “We are doing things that are going to, in the future, tear down the underpinnings of what represents law and order in this country. And there is not a robust, thick wall there. I think people don’t appreciate how tenuous the balance of...
  • 8 arrested in demonstration outside ICE facility in Portland

    07/12/2018 6:59:09 PM PDT · by BBell · 27 replies ^ | 7/11/18 | Anna Spoerre
    Eight protesters were arrested Wednesday morning as they blocked a van from leaving a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Southwest Portland. A video shows a band of protesters linked at the arms, blocking the van from exiting the facility. It also shows several of them being detained by federal officers, who deployed pepper balls at close range, as well as pepper spray. One detained protester ran away, but the video appears to show authorities leading that protester back to the scene. Robert Sperling, a Federal Protective Service spokesman, said officers went after that protester but didn't know whether...
  • GOP senators push measure to support ICE

    07/12/2018 11:49:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 12, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Republican senators called Thursday for the Senate to approve a resolution putting the chamber on record in support of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying the government’s top deportation agency does critical work in keeping the country safe. Led by Sens. Ted Cruz and John Kennedy, the resolution counters the call from a growing number of Democrats to abolish ICE over anger at the agency’s role in detaining and deporting illegal immigrants. “Abolishing ICE is unthinkable,” said Mr. Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican...
  • Democrats break with left on ICE

    07/10/2018 3:38:52 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jordain Carney - 07/10/18 | Jordain Carney - 07/10/18
    Senate Democratic candidates are breaking with progressives who are calling for the abolishment of ICE. The push to nix Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has gained steam among the party’s resurgent liberal base in response President Trump’s immigration policies that led to the separation of thousands of immigrant families along the U.S.-Mexico border. House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brought the issue into the national spotlight with her shocking defeat of Rep. Joseph Crowley (D) in last month’s New York primary. And some of the party’s 2020 presidential hopefuls, including Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), have rallied behind the...