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  • Illegal Aliens Attack Border Patrol In San Diego With Rocks And Bottles

    08/28/2014 6:48:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    conservative post ^ | august 28, 2014 | brandon stewart
    As the Left is pushing amnesty like never before, and illegal aliens are staging regular protests at ICE locations, illegal aliens are also getting more brazen on our Southern border. Attacks against our border agents are way up, but this weekend’s move was unprecedented, as Mexican illegals coordinated a violent confrontation against outmanned agents. A crowd of more than 150 illegals pelted Border Patrol agents with rocks and bottles — injuring several agents — as they tried to cross into the U.S. illegally in the San Diego sector, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The incident happened Sunday in...
  • Immigrant Families Released to Slum Shelter,

    08/28/2014 2:43:59 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 9 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 8/22/2014 | Wendy Fry
    As federal officials grapple with a crisis-level influx of Central Americans who are showing up at U.S. borders, NBC 7 Investigates found at least three immigrant families released to a Santee shelter kept in deplorable conditions. According to a contract provided to residents of the “House of Hope,” the home is an outreach ministry of the Faith Family Christian Center, run by Pastor David Barrett. Conditions inside the “House of Hope” A resident led us through the shelter on Prospect Avenue, navigating our news crew through piles of bedding visibly covered in flies, fleas and maggots. At least eight, bedraggled...
  • Judge: Justice Dept must provide list of documents (Fast and Furious)

    08/21/2014 3:36:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 20, 2014 8:19 PM EDT | Pete Yost
    A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called Operation Fast and Furious. In a court proceeding Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson set an Oct. 1 deadline for producing the list to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The Justice Department says the documents should remain confidential and President Barack Obama has invoked executive privilege in an effort to protect them from public disclosure. …
  • Illegal Fined For Driving w/o License Before Allegedly Killing Boy With Machete

    08/12/2014 4:29:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 12, 2014 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Cristian Alexander Zamora. (Police mugshot.) (CNSNews.com) -- Court records show that Cristian Alexander Zamora, an illegal alien from El Salvador, was charged and fined for driving without a valid driver’s license in Texas in 2011– which was two years before he and an accomplice allegedly used a machete and a baseball bat to murder a 16-year-old Texas high school student. Zamora, 22, and 19-year-old Ricardo Campos-Lara, also an illegal alien from El Salvador, are currently awaiting trial in federal court in Houston, for killing Klein Forest High School sophomore Josael Guevara in the Sam Houston National Forest. “On Sept....
  • DHS broke law in releasing hundreds of criminal aliens: Audit

    08/12/2014 10:59:07 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 12, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration broke the law when it released thousands of illegal immigrants, more than 600 of whom had criminal records, last February as a result of poor planning and micromanagement from Washington, according to an internal audit released Tuesday that says things have not improved in the 18 months since. Compounding matters, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) gave bad information to Congress, initially blaming the looming budget sequester, rather than the agency's own budget pressures, the Homeland Security inspector general concluded. In the new report the IG does clear top Homeland Security officials of accusations they pressured ICE...
  • Well Being: Melting that old advice about ice

    07/27/2014 1:46:19 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 7-27-14 | Art Carey
    For decades, the standard method for treating injuries was RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Everyone from Little League coaches to pro sports trainers knows icing is a sure way to reduce swelling, inflammation and pain, and speed healing. That has been the conventional wisdom. Now comes Gary Reinl, with 40 years of experience in sports, fitness, and rehab, with an iconoclastic message. In his self-published book ICED!, Reinl argues that icing is not only wrong - "an illusionary treatment" - but also counterproductive and harmful. "There's not a shred of evidence that icing is helpful," Reinl said. "To...
  • Obama Will Be Laughing All the Way to the Bank When Our Cities Burn as the Result of His Policies..

    07/24/2014 10:37:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | July 23, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    Did you know that the number of illegal immigrants that enter Texas each week is greater than the number of babies being born to citizens of that state? The mainstream media is shining the spotlight very brightly on all of the children that are coming over, and there is a reason for that. They are trying to tug on our heartstrings. But there is another part of the story that you aren't hearing much about. By refusing to protect our borders, Barack Obama has allowed hundreds of thousands of gang members to illegally enter the United States and settle in...
  • Examples of Serious Crimes by Illegal Aliens

    07/23/2014 5:01:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    Examples of Serious Crimes of Illegal Aliens The information below is taken from news sources. The aliens in these reports were all identified as being in the country illegally, and many of them had come into the hands of law enforcement agencies prior to the crime that is described below, but the alien was not deported or in some cases was deported but reentered the country. These cases are listed as a demonstration that better prevention of illegal immigration is a public safety issue even though these cases are not representative of the illegal alien population in general. These cases...
  • The brutal Obama policy that's really driving the Border Crisis

    07/21/2014 4:11:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/21/2014 | Tara Servatius
    A pernicious, little-known Obama administration policy – one that that incentivizes adult illegal immigrants to use children as human shields to escape arrest and deportation at the border – largely has escaped the media’s notice. This same policy is driving the historic surge of children at the border, as everyone from coyotes to illegal immigrant adults already in America seeks to use children to guarantee their safe passage into the country, or to protect them from deportation if they are illegally living here. The flood of illegal immigrant children, piling up like human debris on the US border, won’t stop...
  • Glacier-like mass moves toward Alaska road

    07/19/2014 6:14:57 AM PDT · by norwaypinesavage · 22 replies
    Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner ^ | 7/16/2014 | Not Identified
    The ice mass dubbed Frozen Debris Lobe A is about 142 feet from the highway, at mile marker 219. The highway serves as the supply road for oil companies working at Prudhoe Bay.
  • ICE director defends transport of illegal immigrant children as 'appropriate and legal'

    07/17/2014 4:53:23 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Judson Berger
    The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement defended the role of federal agents in transporting illegal immigrant children after a federal judge complained they were hand-delivering smuggled kids to parents in the United States. “While the court’s comments did not relate specifically to ICE, it is clear that the transportation of unaccompanied children (UAC) by ICE personnel is appropriate and legal,” acting Director John Sandweg wrote in a brief email obtained by FoxNews.com. The email was sent Monday and addressed to “all ICE employees.” Sandweg noted that “recent media reports” on the judge’s order had “prompted discussion about whether ICE...
  • DHS Secretary: ICE to Run Out of Money Next Month Without Supplemental Funding

    07/16/2014 7:48:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/16/2014 | Bill Straub
    WASHINGTON – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson expressed confidence that the federal government can successfully deal with the surge of unaccompanied children crossing the southern border but it likely will cost billions of dollars to deal with the ongoing crisis. In testifying before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Johnson urged lawmakers to adopt the $3.7 billion plan proposed by President Obama, warning that revenues are running low in the Department of Homeland Security because of outlays already used to address the situation. Without the supplemental funding, Johnson told lawmakers, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will run out of money sometime in...
  • Mariner trying to sail NW Passage rescued after sailboat gets stuck in sea ice near Barrow

    07/14/2014 12:12:35 PM PDT · by citizen · 22 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | Julu 13, 2014 | Michelle Theriault Boots
    A man attempting to sail his 36-foot sailboat through the Northwest Passage was rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Saturday after his boat became trapped in Arctic sea ice northeast of Barrow. The Coast Guard cutter Healy broke a 12-mile path through ice to reach the sailboat Altan Girl about 40 miles from Barrow, the Coast Guard said in a news release Sunday. The Healy was diverted from a research mission to respond to the sailboat. The Coast Guard did not release the rescued man’s name, but the Nome Nugget’s June 26 “Dock Walk” column described the Altan Girl...
  • Leaked Data Shows 10-Fold Increase In Obama’s Asylum Approvals

    07/14/2014 11:10:55 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/14/2014 | Neil Munro
    The number of foreigners who successfully filed asylum claims in the United States almost tripled from 2012 to 2013, up to 30,393. That’s 10 times the number from 2008, when President Barack Obama was elected, and it is evidence his immigration officials are approving most of the asylum requests from the growing wave of Central American migrants. If you came illegally to the U.S. seeking asylum in 2013, you had better than a four-in-five chance of successfully filing an asylum claim. That’s up from a three-in-five chance in 2008. The migrants include mothers with children, and youths who have been...
  • ICE has the chance to catch Jose Antonio Vargas RIGHT NOW

    07/13/2014 11:17:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/13/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s somewhat ironic that CNN is, today, touting the premier of their new show The Hunt (with John Walsh) tonight at the same time as they are still featuring the documentary Documented by Jose Antonio Vargas. The irony – since they seem oblivious to it – is that the former is a show dedicated to catching criminals who are on the loose, while the latter is produced by one of the people we should ostensibly be looking for. Vargas is in the country illegally, and yet somehow appears on multiple television programs, produces films and seems to earn a...
  • Ice on Lake Superior in July

    07/11/2014 8:41:48 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 39 replies
    IceAgeNow.info ^ | 11JUL2014 | Robert Felix
    The mainstream media tries to pretend that ice remained on Lake Superior “only” into June. “How about July?”asks reader E Stephens. “We should name icebergs still floating in Lake Superior in July after infamous AGW scientists. This one is Gavin,” says Tilly LaCampagne via Twitter. See photo dated 11 July 2014:
  • Documents: Illegal Immigrants Sending Billions Back to Home Countries

    07/08/2014 7:39:00 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Jul 2014 | Tony Lee
    Central American nations may have no incentive to prevent migrants from flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border because of the billions of dollars of remittances that illegal immigrants who are able to stay in the United States are sending back home. As the number of illegal immigrants from Central America has been increasing over the last three years, so have the remittances that Central American nations have received. According to a leaked June 4, 2014 internal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that Breitbart Texas obtained, remittances from those in the United States to El...
  • LAPD to Halt Detention of Undocumented Immigrants at Request of ICE

    07/07/2014 12:01:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 7, 2014 | BY ANDREW BLANKSTEIN
    The city of Los Angeles announced Monday that it will no longer honor requests from federal immigration officials to detain undocumented immigrants for possible deportation without either a court order or arrest warrant, citing constitutional concerns raised by recent court decisions. In announcing the decision, Mayor Eric Garcetti and police Chief Charlie Beck cited a recent decision by a federal judge in Oregon who found that local authorities violated the 4th Amendment rights of an undocumented immigrant held for two weeks on an ICE hold despite being eligible for release. Specifically, the judge found that such detainers lacked the necessary...
  • PHILLIPS: Obama’s war on real Americans

    07/07/2014 4:02:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-6-14 | Judson Phillips
    Murrieta, California is ground zero in America’s war against illegal aliens who are swarming our border. The Obama regime is not stopping the illegals. They are in fact doing everything they can to facilitate the entry of illegals into this nation. In California, and a lot of other places, real Americans have had enough. Recently in Murrieta, buses filled with illegal aliens were stopped by American protestors. On the other side were illegal alien supporters who burned an American flag and shouted racist obscenities at the real Americans standing for their country. Now there are reports that the federal government...
  • Let’s Just Put Everything On ICE For The Weekend

    07/05/2014 5:36:27 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-5-2104 | MOTUS
    As the long Independence Day weekend continues, I encourage you all to take a break from the daily nonsense we are bombarded with every other day.The Obamanistas greet the little people yesterday, gathered to adore themJust because Juan Boo-Rock cynically used a 4th of July ceremony for the naturalization of LEGAL immigrants to make a pitch for ILLEGAL immigration and take another swipe at his political enemies is no excuse for you to wallow in it on this lovely summer weekend.So, grab yourselves a dog – or two -No, I mean a wiener – or two -and enjoy the weather....
  • ICE Removes 'Alien' from Term for Illegal Immigrant Children

    07/03/2014 4:49:58 PM PDT · by mykroar · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/3/14 | Caroline May
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel have been directed to no longer refer to illegal immigrant children crossing the border alone as “UACs” (unaccompanied alien children). Instead these individuals are to be referred to as “unaccompanied children” in official correspondence, according to an internal ICE email obtained by the Center for Immigration Studies and shared with Breitbart News.
  • ICE wants underwear for illegals? Here’s a better idea

    06/27/2014 10:02:53 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/27/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Send your used underwear to President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, two cynosures who are missing in action in the horrific crisis gripping legal US citizens as they are inundated by the surge of illegal children pouring across our Southern Border! ALIPAC President William Gheen is calling on tens of thousands of Americans to mail their gently used underwear to President Obama and Speaker Boehner to answer ICE’s plea for 42,000 pairs of underwear, items urgently needed by the unaccompanied Central American children surging into the US. (1) “Obama and Boehner have proven once and for all that...
  • Plants Reveal Rainfall Changes Over Last 24,000 Years (Melting Ice Not Affecting Rainfall)

    06/23/2014 3:42:24 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 2 replies
    Reporting Climate Science ^ | June 23, 2014 10:40 GMT | Not Cited
    Across the edges of the Indian Ocean, the amount of rainfall differs greatly. If it rains particularly hard in the Sumatran rain forest, the already arid region of East Africa is onset with drought. Researchers from the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), the California Institute of Technology, the Univerity of Southern California and the University of Bremen found that this cyclic, bipolar climate phenomenon has likely been around for 10,000 years. The pilot study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), sheds light on the climate system of a region whose rainfall patterns have a...
  • Stunning: DHS solicited bids for vendor to handle 65,000 unaccompanied minors -- IN JANUARY!

    06/20/2014 2:03:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 171 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 20, 2014 | By Thomas Lifson
    The Obama administration’s claim to have been surprised by the wave of children flooding over out borders may turn out to be another political lie of the year. Sundance of Conservative Treehouse noticed a very peculiar advertisement: On January 29th of this year, the federal government posted an advertisement seeking bids for a vendor contract to handle “Unaccompanied Alien Children“. Not just any contract mind you, but a very specific contract – for a very specific number of unaccompanied minors: 65,000. • Why would DHS and ICE be claiming “surprise” by the current influx of unaccompanied minors on the border...
  • Frozen Underworld Discovered Beneath Greenland Ice Sheet (Mountains of Ice)

    06/15/2014 10:11:51 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 15, 2014 16:00 GMT | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Scientists have discovered a frozen underworld beneath the ice sheet covering northern Greenland. The previously unknown landscape, a vast expanse of warped shapes including some as tall as a Manhattan skyscraper, was found using ice-penetrating radar loaded aboard Nasa survey flights. The findings and the first images of the frozen world more than a mile below the surface of the ice sheet are published on Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience. ... Until recently, scientists studying the Greenland ice sheet for evidence of change under global warming had thought the shapes they discerned beneath the ice sheet were mountain ranges....
  • Hennepin County sheriff announces new policy on immigration detainee jail hold

    06/11/2014 11:58:34 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 1 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 6/11/14 | David Chanen
    Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Wednesday that the sheriff’s office will no longer honor U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests. In the past, “ICE holds” — requests to hold detainees an additional 48 hours beyond their scheduled release from jail — were considered mandatory. However, recent directives by ICE and federal court rulings have said the detainers are now discretionary. About 1.5 percent of the 36,000 inmates at the jail have a detainer placed on them, Stanek said. Since 2012, the cost to taxpayers of detaining them an extra two days has been...
  • Illegal Alien Suing First Responders Who Rescued Him From Drowning (Video)

    05/21/2014 9:03:20 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 22 replies
    ABC News article and video discussed on Top Right News blog ^ | 05-22-2014 | ABC News summarized by Brian Hayes
    "I need money". Greedy illegal alien Roy Ortiz is suing those who saved his life.- by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsIn February we profiled an illegal alien felon who had made nearly $200,000 by mass-filing frivolous lawsuits against L.A. restaurants. But that was just about a creep trying to game the system. This is truly disgusting. An illegal alien in Colorado is suing several first responders who took part in rescuing him last September, when he became trapped in his car during a flash flood. They saved Roy Ortiz' life -- and he is suing them, for not getting him...
  • Would I.C.E. Free Scott Peterson?

    05/20/2014 10:22:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2014 | Hank Adler
    If convicted wife murderer Scott Peterson was a citizen of Lithuania, subject to deportation to Lithuania and Lithuania refused to take him, would U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)believe that the law requires that Scott Peterson be released from prison? "In March 2003, the Homeland Security Act set into motion what would be the single-largest government reorganization since the creation of the Department of Defense. One of the agencies in the new Department of Homeland Security was the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, now known as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE. ICE was granted a unique combination...
  • ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT KILLS COP DRIVING ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE FREEWAY DRUNK

    05/16/2014 1:24:05 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 May 2014, | CAROLINE MAY
    An illegal immigrant who killed a police office while driving the wrong way in on an Arizona freeway Monday had a blood-alcohol level almost three times the legal limit, the Associated Press reported Friday. Raul Silva Corona had driven 35 miles in the wrong direction on three freeways with a blood alcohol level of .238 percent in the wee hours of Monday morning before he killed Mesa Police Officer Brandon Mendoza, according to the AP's report. In Arizona, a driver is considered intoxicated with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent. Mendoza, who served for thirteen years at the Mesa Police...
  • Hillary Clinton and the release of thousands of criminal aliens

    05/16/2014 12:02:39 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 25 replies
    Powerline blog citing CBS News ^ | May 15, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    CBS News reports: The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released 36,007 convicted criminal aliens last year who were awaiting the outcome of deportation proceedings, according to a report issued Monday by the Center for Immigration Studies. The group of released criminals includes those convicted of homicide, sexual assault, kidnapping and aggravated assault, according to the report, which cites a document prepared by the ICE. . . . According to the report, the 36,007 individuals released represented nearly 88,000 convictions, including: •193 homicide convictions •426 sexual assault convictions •303 kidnapping convictions •1,075 aggravated assault convictions •1,160 stolen vehicle convictions •9,187...
  • Lamar Smith Calls ICE Release of 36,000 Criminal Immigrants a President-Sanctioned Prison Break

    05/13/2014 11:20:04 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Caroline May
    Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith reacted harshly to a new report detailing the crimes committed by 36,007 criminal immigrants that Immigration and Customs Enforcement released last year. “This would be considered the worst prison break in American history, except it was sanctioned by the President and perpetrated by our own immigration officials. These criminal immigrants should have been deported to ensure that they could never commit crimes on U.S. soil. But instead, ICE officials chose not to detain them and instead released them back onto American streets,” Smith said in a statement Monday.
  • West Antarctic Ice Sheet's Collapse Triggers Sea Level Warning (15 foot rise)

    05/12/2014 4:46:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 94 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/12/14 | Alan Boyle
    Two teams of scientists say the long-feared collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet has begun, kicking off what they say will be a centuries-long, "unstoppable" process that could raise sea levels by as much as 15 feet. "There's been a lot of speculation about the stability of marine ice sheets, and many scientists suspected that this kind of behavior is under way," Ian Joughin, a glaciologist at the University of Washington in Seattle, said in a news release about one of the studies published Monday. "This study provides a more qualitative idea of the rates at which the collapse...
  • West Antarctic glacier loss: 'We have passed the point of no return'

    05/12/2014 4:39:57 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 35 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 05-12-2014 | Pete Spotts
    Two studies released Monday signal that five glaciers in West Antarctica are undergoing irreversible decline over the next several hundred years, signaling sea level-rise of nearly four feet. Five glaciers that feed continental ice from Antarctica into the Pacific sector of the Southern Ocean – glaciers long seen as the soft underbelly of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet – are undergoing irreversible decline, two new studies indicate.
  • Feds released hundreds of immigrant murderers, drunk drivers, sex-crimes convicts

    05/12/2014 8:16:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Immigration officials knowingly released dozens of murderers back into the U.S. in 2013, according to Obama administration statistics detailing all of the criminal convictions of the more than 36,000 immigrants released from custody last year. The numbers show that the criminals released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had amassed more than 15,000 drunken-driving convictions, 1,317 domestic violence convictions, 727 sex crimes convictions and even four that the statistics listed as “treason, sabotage.” The immigrants were in deportation proceedings, meaning ICE was trying to remove them from the country and could have held them in detention, but released them anyway,
  • Some lakes are still ice-covered near Minocqua (Wisconsin)

    05/12/2014 2:49:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    WXOW ^ | 5/08/14
    MINOCQUA (WAOW) -It is spring in Wisconsin but in some parts of the Northwoods, lakes are still covered with ice, delaying the fishing season. "We're excited that we can feel that spring is on the horizon," said Kim Baltus, the Minocqua Chamber of Commerce executive director. “But on Lake Minocqua there still is ice on the majority of the center parts of the lake." The ice kept some anglers from fishing last weekend - the opening of inland lakes season. "We need the ice to go away, so people can get out there and get the walleyes and all kinds...
  • Some Colorado sheriffs ending immigrant detainers

    04/29/2014 4:52:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 29, 2014 7:43 PM EDT | Ivan Moreno
    Colorado sheriffs will no longer honor requests from federal immigration authorities to continue to detain someone once they are eligible to be released on the charges for which they were initially arrested. The move comes in the wake of recent court decisions in Oregon and Pennsylvania that found that such detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement are not commands that local jurisdictions have to abide by, and that sheriffs could be liable for constitutional violations for holding people past the time when they would otherwise be released. Immigrant advocates have argued for years that these so-called ICE holds are...
  • 2014 Closing In On Coldest Start To The Year In US History

    04/28/2014 12:51:55 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 28 replies
    Real Science ^ | April 27, 2014 | Unknown
    US temperatures through April 26 are third coldest on record, just barely behind 1899 and 1912. This week is forecast to be cold, and will likely push 2014 into the #1 spot.
  • Global Warming Update: Alaskan Polar Bears Threatened…By Too Much Spring Ice

    04/28/2014 6:21:51 AM PDT · by massmike · 15 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | 04/28/2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Five meters of ice– about 16 feet thick - is threatening the survival of polar bears in the Southern Beaufort Sea region along Alaska’s Arctic coast, according to Dr. Susan J. Crockford, an evolutionary biologist in British Columbia who has studied polar bears for most of her 35-year career. That’s because the thick ice ridges could prevent ringed seals, the bears’ major prey, from creating breathing holes they need to survive in the frigid waters, Crockford told CNSNews.com. “Prompted by reports of the heaviest sea ice conditions on the East Coast ‘in decades’ and news that ice on the Great...
  • Mario’s Double Secret Magic Amnesty Formula

    04/27/2014 6:24:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Mickey Kaus
    What’s the secret, Mario? For a while now, Florida Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart has been boasting he’s arrived at some sort of Magic Secret Formula that will win the support of enough Republicans to get an immigration amnesty bill through the House. He tends to surface in the press every time the spirits of amnesty supporters need a boost. Here he is back in February (“We have legislative language”). Here he is last week:
  • Alaskan Polar Bears Threatened…By Too Much Spring Ice

    04/25/2014 10:56:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 25, 2014 - 4:09 PM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Five meters of ice—about 16 feet thick—is threatening the survival of polar bears in the Southern Beaufort Sea region along Alaska’s Arctic coast, according to Dr. Susan J. Crockford, an evolutionary biologist in British Columbia who has studied polar bears for most of her 35-year career. That’s because the thick ice ridges could prevent ringed seals, the bears’ major prey, from creating breathing holes they need to survive in the frigid waters, Crockford told CNSNews.com. “Prompted by reports of the heaviest sea ice conditions on the East Coast ‘in decades’ and news that ice on the Great Lakes is, for...
  • EPA ban puts Minnesota's ice rinks in tough position

    04/15/2014 6:23:23 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 53 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-13-14 | Nick Ferraro
    The clock is ticking for Minnesota's indoor ice rinks. By 2020, the refrigerant chemical now used at half the state's 240 arenas to make ice no longer will be manufactured or imported into the U.S. as part of a global effort aimed at ridding the world of greenhouse gases linked to depletion of the ozone layer. The phaseout of the odorless gas R-22 is expected to be costly for arenas -- most of which are publicly owned -- because of an anticipated rise in its cost. After the deadline, arenas still will be able to use the refrigerant gas for...
  • ISTOOK: Obama’s deportation rate hits record low, not record high

    04/01/2014 11:56:08 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 2 replies
    washington times ^ | april 1, 2014 | ernest istook
    Although the Obama administration claims deportations have hit an all-time high, they’ve actually hit record lows, covered-up by a shell game of phony numbers, said Jessica Vaughan, the Center for Immigration Studies’ director of Policy Studies. Ms. Vaughan’s report went viral Monday morning about how 68,000 convicted criminals were released by immigration officials last year rather than deported. She revealed the bigger bombshell about phony deportation numbers during her interview on my talk radio show Monday afternoon on The Washington Times Radio Network. The true number of deportations in 2013 was 135,000, the lowest since 1973, she told me —...
  • Obama Administration Releases 68,000 Criminal Illegal Aliens

    03/31/2014 10:14:17 AM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 1 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 31, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    I have to admit a grudging respect for the stamina of progressive liberals. They continue to spout the Great Lie no matter how many facts are brought up to show that they're lying or any attempt to use reason or logic to argue with them. If it is in their political interest to say that the sky is green with yellow polka dots, they'll stick to that story and probably bring along a few climate change scientists to back up their story. This brings us to the illegal immigration chaos that has engulfed our country for years. We know that...
  • ICE released 68,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records last year

    03/31/2014 9:15:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/31/2014 | AllahPundit
    This isn’t exclusively an “Obama problem” — the boss emeritus has been scorching ICE for its catch-and-release policies for ages, starting long before O took office — but it’s important counterprogramming to the left’s narrative that Obama is some sort of fanatic about deporting illegals. Jeff Sessions put one hole in that balloon last week when his office ran the numbers and found that that if you’re here illegally and don’t have a criminal record, you’re already basically exempt from deportation. ICE won’t touch you, whether because you qualify for some sort of statutory exclusion or because Obama’s definition of...
  • DHS document: 68,000 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions released in 2013

    03/31/2014 8:10:00 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/31/14 | Alexander Bolton
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials last year released 68,000 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions, undercutting Democratic claims that President Obama has strictly enforced immigration laws. An internal Department of Homeland Security document compiling statistics on arrests and deportations in 2013 showed that ICE agents encountered 193,357 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions but issued charging documents for only 125,478. More than 67,800 were released. The data came from an end-of-year “Weekly Departures and Detention Report.” The Center for Immigration Studies, a research group that favors stricter enforcement of immigration laws, estimates ICE agents released more than a third of illegal...
  • Report: Obama Admin Released Tens of Thousands of Illegal Immigrant Criminals

    03/31/2014 2:49:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Big Government ^ | 3/30/2014 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    President Obama’s Department of Homeland Security caught then released 68,000 aliens who had previously been convicted of a crime, a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies shows.The report, provided to Breitbart News ahead of its late Sunday evening release, reviews internal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) metrics to conclude that the Obama administration released 35 percent—or 68,000—convicted criminal aliens back into the U.S. general population when they could have been deported. “The criminal alien releases typically occur without formal notice to local law enforcement agencies and victims,” CIS’s Jessica Vaughan, the report’s author, added.By “criminal,” ICE means people...
  • Ice on Lake Michigan proving fatal to waterfowl

    03/16/2014 12:05:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/12/14 | Meredith Rodriguez
    **SNIP** Tens of thousands of diving ducks and other waterfowl spend their winters in the southwest part of Lake Michigan each year, said Douglas Stotz, conservation ecologist and ornithologist at the Field Museum. Most years, they fly from places like Canada and Alaska and spend their time here diving for mollusks and fish without major problems. But then came Chicago’s frigid winter, which as recently as last weekend had blanketed about 93 percent of Lake Michigan in ice. Hundreds of waterfowl likely have died as a result, experts say, many more are near starvation and a winter storm — the...
  • Competitive ice fishing catching on

    02/23/2014 2:17:03 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-22-14 | Dave Orrick
    Competitive high school ice fishing. Who woulda thought? In Wisconsin, it's a growing sport, complete with rankings, trophies, a state tournament, cheers and, yep, team uniforms. Not officially sanctioned as a varsity sport, the activity is growing in popularity in western Wisconsin four years after starting up as a way for teams to square off against schools in eastern Wisconsin during the statewide championship planned for Saturday on Lake Winnebago. The championship will be the eighth and final event of the season for the state circuit, which remains loosely affiliated under the unofficial direction of activities directors and coaches, some...
  • Acting ICE Director Sandweg resigns after five months on the job

    02/16/2014 4:11:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2014 | Jana Winter
    The acting head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, whose appointment to the post raised eyebrows because of his scant law enforcement experience, told agency employees he will resign Friday, FoxNews.com has learned. John Sandweg, a former defense attorney who knew former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano from their days as political allies in Arizona and came to Washington with her, gave his notice just six months after taking the reins in August. In a letter Friday to coworkers, Sandweg said he will return to work in the private sector but gave no explanation for his departure. “Over...
  • Canceled! Airlines scrap record number of flights

    02/14/2014 6:46:10 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    AP ^ | Feb 14, 2014
    The relentless snow and ice storms this winter have led to the highest number of flight cancellations in more than 25 years... U.S. airlines have canceled more than 75,000 domestic flights since Dec. 1, including more than 14,000 this week. That's 5.5 percent of the 1.37 million flights scheduled during that period.