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  • Report: DEA, ICE Are Stocking Up on Hidden Streetlight Cams

    11/11/2018 10:53:40 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | November 10, 2018 | Tom McKay
    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have put an "undisclosed number of covert surveillance cameras inside streetlights" across the country, according to federal procurement documents obtained by Quartz. It's unclear how many cameras the agencies purchased or where, exactly, the "video recording and reproducing equipment" has been placed. But the documents obtained by Quartz show the DEA paid a company called Cowboy Streetlight Concealments LLC about $22,000 since June 2018, while ICE made payments of $28,000 over the same time period. ICE offices in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio provided funding for the cameras, while...
  • Motel 6 agrees to pay up to $7.6 million to settle claim it helped ICE target Latino guests

    11/06/2018 7:57:38 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 6, 2018 | Lindsey Bever
    After a nationwide class-action lawsuit against Motel 6, the chain agreed to pay as much as $7.6 million to guests who said their private information was given to U.S. immigration agents, according to court records. Former guests sued Motel 6 over privacy violations earlier this year, alleging that the chain handed over their personal information to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, according to the lawsuit. The lawsuit came after a 2017 Phoenix New Times report that ICE agents made at least 20 arrests at two Motel 6 locations in Arizona.
  • Border Patrol cancels exercise near voting site after criticism

    11/06/2018 1:46:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/06/18 | Rafael Bernal
    The U.S. Border Patrol cancelled a scheduled "crowd control" exercise Tuesday at a port of entry in a Hispanic neighborhood of El Paso, Texas, amid concerns over the drill's timing on Election Day. The exercise was scheduled as part of a "mobile field force demonstration" ahead of the potential arrival of Central American migrant "caravans." But the timing and relative proximity to polling stations drew the ire of civil rights activists and Democrats, who accused the Border Patrol of voter intimidation. A Border Patrol representative told The Hill that the exercise had been postponed "out of an abundance of caution...
  • You’re not hearing anything about “Abolish ICE” this week, are you?

    11/04/2018 4:59:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | November 4, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Have you noticed a certain silence among not only Democratic candidates but their supporters in the streets and their enablers on cable news and in newspapers? Oh, they’re all still making plenty of noise, but there’s one thing you’re not hearing. The calls to “Abolish ICE!” which dominated the majority of the summer months have been replaced by the sound of crickets. So stark is the contrast over only a ten or so week period that even NBC News was forced to take note of it. With just days to go before the midterm elections, the “Abolish ICE” issue has...
  • Democrats haven't abolished ICE, just their message about it (Shhhhh...)

    11/03/2018 10:49:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/03/18 | Adam Edelman
    Less than five months ago, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, promising a bold progressive agenda — including calls to abolish ICE — won a stunning upset in a House Democratic primary. Days later, fellow New York Democrats Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Mayor Bill de Blasio joined her, demanding an end to the federal agency tasked with immigration enforcement. Others quickly linked themselves to the movement. But now? With just days to go before the midterm elections, the "Abolish ICE" issue has all but vanished from the radar. **SNIP** Trump quickly went on the offense, tweeting over several summer days that "the radical left...
  • Illegal Alien Murders Wife after Portland Sheriff Sets Him Free Without Notifying ICE

    11/03/2018 8:52:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 3, 2018 | Brock Simmons
    Multnomah County “sheriff” Mike Reese is now taking heat for failing to notify I.C.E. when he had an illegal alien in custody up on assault charges. Those charges were dropped, of course, and the illegal alien was set free, only for said illegal alien to go on to murder his wife by stabbing her to death and dumping her body in a ditch. Multnomah County is home to Portland, Oregon. ... A man accused of murdering his wife and leaving her body in a ditch is at the center of a firestorm between ICE and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office....
  • Illegal immigrant ICE wanted deported is now charged in wife's stabbing death

    11/03/2018 3:35:40 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/3/18 | Lois Casiano
    Federal immigration officials say Oregon authorities prevented them from detaining for deportation an illegal immigrant from Mexico who is now charged in the brutal stabbing death of his wife, whose body was found in a ditch Sunday. The case marks the latest dispute between federal authorities and Oregon over the state's "sanctuary" laws regarding illegal immigrants. The suspect, identified as Martin Gallo-Gallardo, 45, had been released in March by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office after prosecutors dismissed assault allegations against him. His wife and daughter stopped cooperating and a grand jury refused to indict him, FOX 12 Oregon reported.
  • “A man gone crazy”: After attack at sea, one man is dead and another faces life in prison

    10/29/2018 6:00:57 AM PDT · by csvset · 18 replies
    Pilotonline ^ | Oct 28, 2018 | Peter Dujardin
    A York County-based fishing boat – the Captain Billy Haver – was 55 miles off the coast of Massachusetts a few weeks ago, dredging scallops from the sea. Then, seemingly out of the blue, a crew member started attacking his shipmates with a hammer. The vessel’s captain radioed the Coast Guard for help at 2 p.m. on an international emergency distress channel. “Mayday, mayday, mayday,” he said in a thick accent. “Can anybody hear me?” “We have a man gone crazy here on the boat, man,” the captain continued after hearing a reply. “One man, I don’t know if he’s...
  • Illegal Immigrant Wanted for Attempted Murder Is Traveling with Caravan – Wants Back in US

    10/28/2018 1:18:27 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 28, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Thousands of illegal immigrants are traveling through Central America and Mexico on their way to the US southern border. The illegals will seek asylum within the United States. But they’re not sending their best. Illegal immigrant “Jose” says he wants back in the United States. Jose is wanted for attempted murder.
  • Accused Murderer Traveling with Migrant Minor Arrested at Texas Border

    10/24/2018 12:27:07 AM PDT · by LoicW · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/23/18 | Bob Price
    Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested a Salvadoran migrant who illegally crossed the border with his minor son and a large group of families. Court records indicate the man is wanted for murder in South Carolina. McAllen Station agents came upon a large group of families and unaccompanied minors who had just crossed the border illegally on Saturday near Hidalgo, Texas. The agents took the group into custody and transported them to the McAllen Station for processing and a biometric background investigation. Agents found court records from the sheriff’s office in Richland County, South Carolina,...
  • Border apprehensions up nearly 100,000 in fiscal 2018

    10/23/2018 12:26:32 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/23/18 | BRETT SAMUELS
    U.S. Border Patrol apprehended nearly 400,000 people crossing the Mexico-U.S. border in fiscal 2018, up roughly 100,000 from the prior year. The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday announced that, in total, 521,090 individuals were either apprehended or deemed ”inadmissible” after arriving at a port of entry on the border during the fiscal year. Roughly 54,000 family units were found to be inadmissible in that time span, the department said. The total number of border apprehensions and individuals deemed inadmissible at the border was largely consistent with totals from the previous five years. From fiscal 2013 through fiscal 2018, the...
  • NASA Finds Perfectly Rectangular Iceberg In Antarctica As If It Was Deliberately Cut

    10/22/2018 5:57:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 22, 2018 | Trevor Nace
    ASA just shared a stunning image of a nearly perfect rectangular iceberg in Antarctica. The monolithic slab of ice, floating just off the Larsen C ice shelf appears quite unnatural given the 90-degree angles. NASA took the image as part of Operation IceBridge, a mission to image Earth's polar regions in order to understand how ice (thickness, location, accumulation, etc.) has been changing in recent years.
  • Donald Trump raging as growing caravan of migrants marches toward US

    10/22/2018 10:31:49 AM PDT · by ChuckR163 · 63 replies
    News.com.au ^ | Oct 22, 2018 | Ben Graham
    FURIOUS and lashing out on Twitter, US President Donald Trump has vowed to stop up to 7000 “illegal aliens” who are edging towards the US border. Hundreds more Central American migrants joined the massive caravan overnight, overwhelming Mexican Government attempts to stop them at the border. Their numbers swelled to more than 5000 overnight and at first light they set out walking towards the Mexican town of Tapachula. However, local authorities are reporting that there are now 7000 people taking part in the march north. Thousands of immigrants forced their way from Guatamala into Mexico, some crossing a river illegally....
  • Liz Warren Says ICE ‘Not Making Us Safer’ After Agency Seized Enough Fentanyl to Kill 5M Americans

    10/21/2018 4:17:49 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Oct 2018 | John Binder
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren says the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency is “not making us safer” just weeks after ICE agents conducted a live-saving drug seizure. During a debate with her opponent, State Rep. Geoff Diehl (R-MA), Warren said ICE does not make the United States “safer,” moving back on her previous position that ICE should be abolished by now saying she wants to see the agency “reformed.” “I want to see this agency reformed,” Warren said. “Because an agency that can’t tell difference in the risk between a seven-year-old girl, between a woman going in for brain cancer surgery,...
  • Sheriff: ICE Forced to Quick-Release Migrant Families in Arizona

    10/20/2018 10:49:11 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 65 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | 10/18/2018 | NumbersUSA staff
    ICE told Arizona Sheriffs it has run out of detention space to handle the number of migrants illegally crossing the border and presenting themselves at ports of entry. This lack of housing and the Flores Settlement’s 20-day release requirement forced ICE to release a large number of “family units" in Arizona all at once. Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot told Fox News, “ICE hasn’t been able to keep up with individuals coming up the border from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, because they’re overwhelmed. They’re releasing them out of the front door of their facilities…Each of our communities are going...
  • After ICE Raid, A Shortage Of Welders In Tigertown, Texas

    10/19/2018 7:14:14 AM PDT · by gattaca · 121 replies
    NPR ^ | October 19, 2018 | John Burnett
    With new enforcement priorities under the Trump administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are taking aim at employers that knowingly hire unauthorized immigrants. The most recent — and largest — bust happened at a trailer manufacturing plant in northeast Texas. Business had been booming at Load Trail LLC, about two hours northeast of Dallas, as customers bought the black trailers to haul hay bales, topsoil, construction refuse and oilfield equipment. Then came the ICE raid in late August. Inside Load Trail's huge production building, welders turn raw steel into trailers, amid cacophonous clanging and showers of sparks. It's brutish labor...
  • US, Mexico agree on plan to handle migrant caravan from Central America

    10/19/2018 3:31:24 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-19-18 | Elizabeth Zwirz, John Roberts
    U.S. and Mexican officials have agreed on a plan to handle the approaching migrant caravan making their way up from Central America, a senior administration official told Fox News on Thursday. Under the deal, which was developed over the course of several months, Mexico requested that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) establish shelters along its southern border with Central America, the official said...........
  • Border Patrol Agent to Journalists: Camp by the River and ‘See How Safe You Are’

    10/15/2018 11:34:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/15/2018 | Bob Price
    A Border Patrol agent who serves in the nation’s busiest human smuggling sector says the unsecured border is not safe. During a recent interview with Breitbart Border/Cartel Chronicles Editor-in-Chief Brandon Darby, Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol Agent Chris Cabrera, in his capacity as vice-president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3373, responded to a question about safety along the unsecured border areas in South Texas. “My response [to people who say the area is safe] is grab a tent and set up shop for a couple of days — see how safe you are,” Agent Cabrera said.
  • Democrats Advised Not to Speak About Unpopular Open Borders Policies (tr)

    10/15/2018 8:16:44 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 14, 2018 | John Binder
    Democrats running for re-election in the 2018 midterms are being advised to not speak about the issue of immigration as consultants admit the zero-enforcement, open borders positions of the Democrat Party are unpopular with swing voters. In a memo obtained by the New York Times, left-wing consultants with the Center for American Progress and the think tank, Third Way, advised Democrats running for election to spend “as little time as possible” talking about the immigration issue facing the nation, where more than 1.5 million immigrants are admitted to the country every year. The New York Times reported: “Sanctuary attacks pack...
  • Migrant families overwhelm detention capacity in Arizona, prompting mass releases

    10/09/2018 9:14:54 PM PDT · by blueplum · 35 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 09 Oct 2018 | Nick Miroff
    A sudden influx of Guatemalan families into Arizona has overwhelmed detention facilities there and forced the government to release hundreds of parents and children over the past several days, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday...Large groups of 100 or more have been turning themselves in to agents and requesting humanitarian refuge. “We are seeing record numbers of family units coming across,” said one Department of Homeland Security official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the trend. The department has not published border arrest totals for September, but the number of parents who arrived with children is expected...