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  • Chaffetz subpoenas ATF agents who skipped hearing on death of ICE officer

    03/09/2017 8:25:16 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 14 replies
    FOX News ^ | 03/09/2017 | By Jennifer G. Hickey
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz issued subpoenas Thursday to two ATF agents after they failed to show at a hearing examining the 2011 murder of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent Jaime Zapata. “I'm tired of hearing from just [Justice Department] management, I want to hear from the people that actually are on the front lines doing this,” Chaffetz, R-Utah, said.  Chaffetz complained ATF “continues to insist” the committee should not speak with Turk and Temple.  The one other witness, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, did not escape unscathed when he contended he was not prepared for the hearing....
  • Fast and Furious scandal: Last remaining fugitive in border agent's murder arrested

    10/17/2017 3:08:57 AM PDT · by topher · 13 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 17-Oct-2017 | FoxNews
    Mexican law enforcement officers last weekend arrested the man believed to be the final fugitive from the “rip crew” that engaged in a 2010 gunfight between Border Patrol agents that resulted in the death of agent Brian Terry. Jesus Rosario Favela Astorga was charged Monday with first-degree murder in the killing of Terry. "The arrest of Favela Astorga resulted from the unwavering commitment of the United States and our law enforcement partners in Mexico to bring to justice those responsible for the murder of Agent Brian Terry, who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving his country," Alana Robinson, the acting...
  • ICE’s Civil Forfeiture Guidelines Leaked, And They’re Not Good

    10/14/2017 8:18:31 AM PDT · by JP1201 · 22 replies
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are instructed to select property for forfeiture primarily based on its value, with the legal status of the property only a secondary concern, according to ICE forfeiture guidelines leaked to The Intercept. The 71-page “Asset Forfeiture Handbook” governs forfeiture practices for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), a branch of ICE, The Intercept reported Friday. Civil forfeiture is the government practice of taking property from a private citizen. In civil forfeiture cases, the state prosecutes a person’s property, rather than the owner themselves, and assumes the property’s guilt because property has no due process rights. While...
  • Weekly Update: JW Forces FBI to Admit to New Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Docs

    10/14/2017 9:50:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 13, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    FBI Finds 30 Pages of Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting Documents A Spy Ring in the U.S. House of Representatives? Sanctuary Cities Released Illegals with Assault, Drug, and Weapon Charges FBI Finds 30 Pages of Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting Documents Who is running the store at the FBI!? First the FBI told us it had no documents related to the infamous tarmac meeting between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton. But now the FBI just told us that the FBI located 30 pages of documents related to the June 27, 2016, meeting, and it proposes that it produce...
  • Murder charge dropped for [illegal] teen who beheaded mother because he ‘felt like it’

    10/12/2017 3:10:59 PM PDT · by Hadean · 37 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Oct. 12, 2017 | Minyvonne Burke
    A North Carolina teen who decapitated his mother and then walked outside carrying her head had murder charges against him dropped. Authorities dismissed the charge on Wednesday saying Oliver Funes-Machada isn't mentally competent to stand trial. "Specifically, could he appreciate the charges against him and participate in his defense," District Attorney Michael D. Waters said in a statement to WRAL. "The mental health professionals there determined he could not at this time." Funes-Machada, 19, was ordered by a judge to be committed to a state psychiatric hospital. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement previously said Funes-Machada, from Honduras, was in the...
  • Uncovered Memo Shows Obama Admin ‘Interfered’ With Investigators In Deportation Cases

    10/09/2017 5:19:49 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 18 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 10/09/2017 | Jack Davis
    Obama was blocking cooperation between ICE agents and their ICE attorney colleagues in an effort to obstruct our immigration laws. The Obama administration may have been playing to lose in deportation cases, a watchdog group has claimed. The Immigration Reform Law Institute said a 2013 memo that has been recently unearthed shows that during the Obama years, immigration investigators suffered interference from above. “The document confirms what the House Judiciary (Committee) had been hearing for years: that Obama was blocking cooperation between ICE agents and their ICE attorney colleagues in an effort to obstruct our immigration laws,” said Dale L....
  • California Sheriffs Call on Congress to Stop Their ‘Sanctuary’ State

    10/09/2017 5:07:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/9/17 | Susan Crabtree
    California’s sheriffs are calling on the GOP-controlled Congress to intervene and pass a federal law to change the state’s sanctuary state status, warning the law that ties their hands too tightly will only increase the chances of another high-profile tragedy.The sanctuary state law, which Gov. Jerry Brown (D.) signed Thursday but doesn't go into effect until January, is the most far-reaching of its kind in the country and places sharp limits on how local law enforcement agencies can communicate with federal immigration authorities.It would also make it a crime to enforce federal immigration laws on the premises of all schools,...
  • ICE to “Sanctuary State” California: “You Can’t Stop Us”

    10/09/2017 4:41:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | October 9, 2017 | Arthur Schaper
    Californians by a wide margin oppose sanctuary cities. A UC Berkeley study codified these findings for the reading public, as a nearly 80% of respondents from all political leanings opposed policies forbidding cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities. Why should anyone be surprised? These sanctuary city policies amount to nothing more than dangerous posturing from desperate, self-serving, predominantly Democratic politicians.SB 54, officially presented as “The California Values Act”, will bar essential contact between California law enforcement officers and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Normally, ICE issues detainers to local jails, and law enforcement officers release the names of...
  • ICE director signals 'at-large arrests' over new California sanctuary law

    10/07/2017 3:12:40 PM PDT · by be-baw · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 7, 2017 | Rafael Bernal
    The country's top immigration cop said Friday his agents "will have no choice" but to conduct workplace and neighborhood immigration raids in light of California's new sanctuary law. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas Homan said in a statement Friday that California Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) decision to sign the law, SB54, would "undermine public safety and hinder ICE from performing its federally mandated mission." (snip) "ICE will have no choice but to conduct at-large arrests in local neighborhoods and at work sites, which will inevitably result in additional collateral arrests, instead of focusing on arrests at jails...
  • ICE: Sanctuary Law Will Lead To Arrests In Neighborhoods, Workplaces

    10/06/2017 4:46:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan says in addition to conducting arrests “in local neighborhoods and worksites in California”, his agency will also likely have to place immigrants arrested in California in out-of-state detention centers. “ICE will have no choice but to conduct at-large arrests in local neighborhoods and at worksites, which will inevitably result in additional collateral arrests, instead of focusing on arrests at jails and prisons where transfers are safer for ICE officers and the community,” Homan said in a statement.
  • ICE Director: Threatens 'At-Large' Arrests Over California Sanctuary Law

    10/06/2017 1:46:59 PM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 61 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 6 | Cathy Burke
    The acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Friday slammed Gov. Jerry Brown's decision to sign a law making California a sanctuary for illegal immigrants — and threatened "at-large" arrests as a result. In a statement, acting ICE director Tom Homan said the sanctuary status for those who've committed crimes "will undermine public safety and hinder ICE from performing its federally mandated mission." "ICE will have no choice but to conduct at-large arrests in local neighborhoods and at worksites, which will inevitably result in additional collateral arrests, instead of focusing on arrests at jails and prisons where transfers...
  • ‘Not going to be intimidated’: Santa Clara County lashes out at Trump after ICE sweeps

    09/29/2017 7:03:25 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 47 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | September 29, 2017 | Robert Salonga
    Santa Clara County officials said they “are not going to be intimidated” by the Trump Administration’s hard-line immigration crackdown after the county was targeted in a nationwide series of federal immigration sweeps that yielded nearly two dozen arrests in the South Bay.
  • 28 immigrants arrested in Maryland among hundreds nationwide, ICE says

    09/29/2017 5:55:29 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Sept 29, 2017 | Kevin Rector
    ... ICE says the operation focused on cities and regions that limit their cooperation with federal immigration officials conducting investigations. “Sanctuary jurisdictions that do not honor detainers or allow us access to jails and prisons are shielding criminal aliens from immigration enforcement and creating a magnet for illegal immigration,” ICE Acting Director Tom Homan said in a statement. “As a result, ICE is forced to dedicate more resources to conduct at-large arrests in these communities.”...
  • ICE Arrests Focused on Sanctuary Cities

    09/28/2017 4:44:07 PM PDT · by gubamyster · 14 replies
    John & Ken Show KFI640 ^ | 09/28/2017 | Eric Leonard
    Federal immigration agents made nearly 500 arrests of individuals wanted for deportation during a national operation aimed at so-called “sanctuary cities." “Operation Safe City focused on cities and regions where ICE deportation officers are denied access to jails and prisons to interview suspected immigration violators or jurisdictions where ICE detainers are not honored,” the agency said in a statement Thursday. ICE executive associate director Matthew Albence told reporters in a conference call it's the first time an operation was directed at cities that don't fully cooperate. "It's probably the first of many," he said. At least 101 arrests were made...
  • ICE arrests hundreds of immigrants in 'sanctuary cities'

    09/28/2017 4:35:20 PM PDT · by kevcol · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 28, 2017 | Joel Rubin
    Immigration officials on Thursday announced hundreds of arrests in an operation targeting communities where police and elected officials have refused to fully cooperate on enforcing federal immigration laws. ICE said it arrested 167 people in and around Los Angeles, a region in which several cities and counties have been tagged by justice officials as being so-called sanctuaries — a loosely defined term used to describe local governments that restrict police from assisting immigration authorities identify and detain people suspected of being in the country illegally. Arrests were also made in San Francisco and San Jose. Overall, ICE said it arrested...
  • LePage threatens to remove Maine sheriffs who won’t detain immigrants

    09/26/2017 3:27:20 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    WGME news ^ | 9-2017 | Michael Shepherd
    AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Gov. Paul LePage said Monday that he may remove two Maine sheriffs for not cooperating with federal immigration officials — an apparent shot at one sheriff who announced last week that he wouldn’t hold federal inmates past their release dates. The Republican governor told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham that he would be issuing an executive order soon because Maine has “a couple of sheriffs who say they’re not going to work” with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. “So, there’s likelihood that you’re going to be hearing some stories about some sheriffs being removed from their...
  • Here’s My Dream: Deport the Illegal Alien “Nightmares”

    09/25/2017 7:37:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | September 25, 2017 | Arthur Schaper
    Last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and uber-liberal Congresswoman Barbara Lee held a press conference with fellow open-border and amnesty advocates. They wanted to discuss their proposed legislative deal to grant legal status to the 800,000 DACA recipients who are losing that status following President Trump’s executive order to phase out the program. Suddenly, a small crowd of irate illegal alien youth crowded the stage, stole the show, and demanded complete amnesty for all illegals in the country: not just for themselves, but for their parents, their siblings, for anyone else who has broken into this country. Pelosi lost...
  • ICE appeals federal judge's ruling halting deportation of 1,400 Iraqis

    09/22/2017 12:56:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | September 21, 2017 | by Gus Burns
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Thursday appealed a judge's ruling that halted the abrupt deportation of 1,400 Iraqi nationals nationwide, including 114 from Metro Detroit. Nearly all of the Iraqi nationals, who are now waiting to learn their fates in detention centers, have outstanding and, in many cases, long-dormant deportation orders stemming from prior criminal convictions. "The criminal history of these aliens includes convictions for homicide, rape, aggravated assault, drug trafficking, sex assault and many other types of offenses," Acting ICE Director Thomas D. Homan said in a statement after the deportation sweeps. Each of the detainees had been...
  • Louisville business introduces luxury ice to bourbon industry

    09/17/2017 6:03:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    WDRB-TV ^ | September 17, 2017 | Gina Glaros
    MIDDLETOWN, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's the newest take on the bourbon experience: luxury ice. The chilly business venture is barely a year old, but several big name distillers are already taking notice. It's Kentucky's proudest beverage. The flavor, the aroma and the way we enjoy our bourbon is a science. That's why the folks at Kentucky Straight Ice say what we put into the glass with it should be too. "You're getting ice that melts three to four times slower than your standard ice cube," says Rich Finck, President of Kentucky Straight Ice. This allows consumers to enjoy bourbon longer...
  • Motel 6 says employees won't call immigration on guests

    09/14/2017 10:15:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2017 9:55 PM EDT | Anita Snow
    Motel 6 says its employees in Phoenix will no longer work with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents following news reports that its workers were reporting on guests they believed were in the United States illegally. In a tweet about reports first published in the Phoenix New Times, Motel 6 said Wednesday: “This was implemented at the local level without the knowledge of senior management. When we became aware of it last week, it was discontinued.” Employees at the Motel 6 at one of the locations — near a stretch of other budget motels, discount stores and fast food chain...