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  • ICE strikes deal with Florida sheriffs to hold illegal immigrants

    01/17/2018 11:51:53 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 17, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Agreement is test for national detainer authority.More than a dozen Florida sheriffs announced a deal Wednesday that will allow them to hold illegal immigrants wanted by the federal government for deportation, in what’s likely to be a key test case for cities and countries eager to cooperate but worried about legal problems associated with helping the Trump administration. Known as the Basic Ordering Agreement, the deal struck between 17 Florida sheriffs and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would allow local authorities to hold illegal immigrants even beyond the time they normally would have to be released based on state or...
  • Northwest Immigrant Activist Says She Faces Deportation

    01/16/2018 12:04:43 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | January 16, 2018
    SEATTLE - A longtime activist for illegal immigrants in the Northwest says she herself is now facing deportation. Maru Mora-Villalpando, a native of Mexico City who has been in the U.S. for more than 25 years, said Tuesday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has given her a notice to appear before an immigration judge. She says she believes ICE is targeting her because of her activism. She leads an organization called Northwest Detention Center Resistance, which was created in 2014 when detainees at the privately run immigration detention facility in Tacoma began a series of hunger strikes to protest...
  • NPR Host: ICE Agents Are Like The Gestapo

    01/15/2018 6:50:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | January 15, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Oh, we’re back to Nazi references again. Last week, NPR’s Maria Hinojosa compared federal law enforcement officers to the Gestapo because they were doing their jobs. Hinojosa was on MSNBC with Ali Velshi to comment on President Trump “s**thole countries” remark that sent left wing America into full-blown meltdown mode last week. It became another angle to call Trump a racist. Even though one can argue quite convincingly that Somalia, one of the countries Trump listed in his executive order on immigration (aka the “Muslim ban”), is indeed a hellhole. Until Americans, especially liberals go to vacation in Somalia, South...
  • Now 'ice quakes' hit Wisconsin - deep booms heard as huge cracks open up in the frozen state

    01/15/2018 4:52:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/14/18
    Some strange booms have shaken residents in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. The series of explosion-like sounds rattled residents from Waupun, Campbellsport and elsewhere Tuesday and sent Fond du Lac County sheriff's deputies out looking for a cause. Geologists say the booms were likely a phenomenon commonly known as an ice quake.
  • NPR Host Compares ICE to Gestapo

    01/13/2018 8:22:54 AM PST · by Cheerio · 59 replies
    NTK ^ | 01.12.2018 | NTK Staff
    Maria Hinojosa, an NPR host who covers Latino issues for the publicly-funded station, compared officers for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to agents of the Gestapo, Nazi Germany’s secret police, in an appearance on MSNBC on Friday. At first criticizing President Trump for his offensive comments about immigrants in the Oval Office on Thursday, Hinojosa pivoted to immigration enforcement as a whole. “When the president says this, basically, ‘Take them out,’ that is what the community is saying, ‘This is fearful for us. This is the Gestapo on us,'” she told MSNBC’s Ali Velshi. “The troops on the ground of...
  • Deep, buried glaciers spotted on Mars

    01/11/2018 1:54:45 PM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    AFP ^ | 01/11/2018 | Staff
    Buried glaciers have been spotted on Mars, offering new hints about how much water may be accessible on the Red Planet and where it is located, researchers said Thursday. Although ice has long been known to exist on Mars, a better understanding of its depth and location could be vital to future human explorers, said the report in the US journal Science. "Astronauts could essentially just go there with a bucket and a shovel and get all the water they need," said co-author Shane Byrne of the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in Tucson. A total of eight...
  • 7-Eleven Immigration Raids: 'Harbinger' for Employers

    01/10/2018 2:59:27 PM PST · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10 Jan 2018
    U.S. immigration agents descended on dozens of 7-Eleven stores before dawn Wednesday to open employment audits and interview workers in what officials described as the largest operation against an employer under Donald Trump's presidency. Agents targeted about 100 stores nationwide, broadening an investigation that began with a 4-year-old case against a franchisee on New York's Long Island. The audits could lead to criminal charges or fines over the stores' hiring practices. The action appears to open a new front in Trump's sharp expansion of immigration enforcement, which has already brought a 40 percent increase in deportation arrests and plans to...
  • Feds raid 7-Eleven stores in immigration bust

    01/10/2018 12:40:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    thehill ^ | Jan 10, 2018 | Brett Samuels -
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents targeted dozens of 7-Eleven stores early Wednesday morning, arresting 21 people in a nationwide immigration sweep, the agency said in a statement. ICE agents targeted 98 stores in Washington, D.C., Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, California, Florida, Missouri and several other states to interview employees and deliver audits. “Businesses that hire illegal workers are a pull factor for illegal immigration and we are working hard to remove this magnet. ICE will continue its efforts to protect jobs for American workers by eliminating unfair competitive advantages for companies that exploit illegal immigration,” ICE head Thomas Homan said...
  • Washington Attorney General Sues Motel 6 for Sharing Guest Information With ICE

    01/03/2018 6:01:39 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | January 3, 2018 | ANTONIA NOORI FARZAN
    The state of Washington has filed a consumer protection and civil rights lawsuit against the Motel 6 chain for violating customers' privacy. In September, Phoenix New Times revealed that employees at two Phoenix-area Motel 6s had been regularly sharing guest information with ICE. After our story was picked up by national news outlets, Motel 6 pledged to discontinue the practice and claimed that it had been "undertaken at the local level without the knowledge of senior management." We now have evidence that the same thing was happening in Washington. "It was not isolated to two hotels in Phoenix, not by...
  • Judge orders potential release of hundreds of illegals from Iraq

    01/03/2018 2:01:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 3, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge has ordered the government to give bond hearings in preparation for releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants from Iraq back into the community, saying the Constitution protects them from indefinite detention here in the U.S. Judge Mark A Goldsmith, an Obama appointee to the bench, had earlier halted deportations for nearly 300 Iraqis, saying that although they’d long been ordered removed, conditions on the ground have changed and they deserved new hearings.His latest ruling Tuesday evening goes further, certifying some of the Iraqis as a class-action lawsuit and saying most of them should be “allowed to return to...
  • Trump ICE pick: Politicians who run sanctuary cities should be charged with crimes

    01/02/2018 10:07:36 PM PST · by bitt · 40 replies ^ | 1/2/2018 | Brandon Conradis
    President Trump's pick to run Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Tuesday called for a crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities, saying politicians who help run them should be charged with crimes. In an interview with Fox News' Neil Cavuto, ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan said the Department of Justice needs "to file charges against the sanctuary cities" and "hold back their funding." Homan, who was announced in December as President Trump's pick to permanently run the agency, went on to say that politicians enforcing sanctuary city policies need to be held "personally accountable." "We gotta take [sanctuary cities] to court,...
  • 'CA Better Hold On Tight': ICE Dir Promises Doubling of Officers After 'Sanctuary' Law Signed

    01/02/2018 3:13:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 2, 2018 | Fox News Insider
    Video at link. Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan said California "better hold on tight" after its liberal Democratic governor allowed a sanctuary state law to take effect this week. Neil Cavuto said that Gov. Jerry Brown claimed the law will protect illegal immigrants living quietly in the shadows of society from law enforcement intent on "yanking them out of there." "I think it's terrible," Homan said, adding that Brown's action put politics in front of public safety.
  • More workers say their bosses are threatening to have them deported

    01/02/2018 9:58:20 AM PST · by jeannineinsd · 72 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/2/2018 | Andrew Khouri
    The deal the worker struck was simple: $150 a day to tile a bathroom and stucco the walls of a home in Arcadia. The pay was to come at the end of each day but never did, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court by the California labor commissioner. After six days with no pay, the lawsuit alleges, the worker finally confronted his boss, who then snapped, called him a “wetback” and threatened to report him to immigration authorities. “Let me share something with you, not only am I [an ex]-sheriff, my family are all in...
  • FBI conducts raid in Sterling, VA

    12/29/2017 4:09:50 PM PST · by entropy12 · 105 replies
    fox5dc ^ | DEC 29 2017 | staff
    STERLING, Va. - The FBI is conducting a raid in a Northern Virginia neighborhood on Friday. Aerial footage from SkyFox showed police activity taking place in the 46900 block of Courtyard Square in Sterling. by Taboola Sponsored Links Ad Content How an MSCJ Can Help You Serve Federal Agencies University of Cincinnati This Shave Club's New Offer Explains Their Cult Following Dollar Shave Club “At this time we can only confirm that there is court authorized law enforcement activity in Sterling, Virginia,” an FBI spokesperson said in a statement. Image Gallery 3 PHOTOS (Photo: Cori Coffin / FOX 5 WTTG)...
  • A Deputy Punched Through A Frozen Pond To Save A Drowning 8-Year-Old Boy On Christmas

    12/26/2017 4:08:44 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    buzzfeed ^ | December 26, 2017, at 1:32 p.m. | Brianna Sacks
    Sgt. Aaron Thompson was the first to arrive and "made the personal decision" not to wait for the dive team. He quickly removed his police gear, and punched through the ice to make a pathway to the boy, who was struggling in the icy water about 25 feet away from the shore, the release states. “Sergeant Thompson used his arms to punch through the ice, creating a pathway to the victim. Thompson was able to locate the victim under the ice and bring him back to shore where awaiting medical personnel began treating him," Lt. Crouse explained in a statement....
  • ICE approves plan to separate families at border: report

    12/21/2017 11:17:29 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | Dec 21, 2017 | Josh Delk
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have signed off on a plan to separate families who are caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, officials close to discussions on the proposal told The New York Times. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has final approval power, however, and officials told the newspaper that she has yet to sign off on the plan. The White House favors the proposed policy, the newspaper reported. Rumors have been circulating for months that the Trump administration may implement such a plan. President Trump has made cracking down on illegal immigration a priority and vowed tougher measures...
  • What’s Going On With These Two Other Illegal Immigrants Seeking U.S. Abortions?

    12/21/2017 10:24:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 21, 2017 | Margot Cleveland
    The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking to force the federal government to facilitate abortions for two more illegal immigrants. And the details of the case so far are odd.As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior to a poor, young, unwed mother, the American Civil Liberties Union was busy in court seeking to force the federal government to facilitate abortions for two illegal aliens: Jane Roe and Jane Poe.Much has happened since the ACLU filed an amended complaint on December 15, 2017 in Garza v. Hargan, a case that garnered the nation’s attention two...
  • ‘People here live in fear’: MS-13 menaces a community seven miles from the White House

    12/20/2017 12:20:09 PM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 20, 2017 | Michael E. Miller and Dan Morse
    It took Abigail Bautista less than a month of living in Langley Park to learn that her new neighborhood in Maryland had its own set of laws, written not in statutes but in gang graffiti and blood. The Guatemalan mother of five was pushing a cart of merchandise along University Boulevard one winter morning in late 2012 when three young men approached. “Do you know who we are?” one asked her in Spanish. Bautista shook her head. “We are La Mara Salvatrucha,” he said. “And here, there are rules.”
  • [California] ICE agent's desk booted from Monterey County Jail

    12/18/2017 6:53:12 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 15 replies
    KSBW ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | Amy Larson
    SALINAS, Calif. — Monterey County Sheriff Steve Bernal announced Monday that he will no longer allow a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent to have a desk in the Monterey County Jail. A new California law going into effect January 1, 2018, SB54, declares California as a "sanctuary state." Bernal said his decision to remove the ICE agent's desk was a result of complying with SB54, as well as consulting with several stakeholders who advocate for immigrants' rights on the Central Coast. An ICE agent was given a desk at the Monterey County Jail two years ago, shortly after Bernal...
  • ICE Arrests 800 MS-13 Gang Members in FY2017

    12/13/2017 3:17:40 PM PST · by gubamyster · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/13/2017 | BOB PRICE
    Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents arrested nearly 800 members of the hyper-violent transnational MS-13 gang in operations carried out across the U.S. in Fiscal Year 2017. The arrests came as part of an emphasis from the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security that resulted in the arrest of nearly 5,000 total gang members. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials reported the arrest of 4,818 criminal gang members including 796 MS-13 gang members and affiliates during FY2017. The gang members were arrested for “a myriad of criminal activity, including murder, extortion, narcotics and weapons trafficking, human smuggling/trafficking...