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  • Curious Circles in Arctic Sea Ice

    04/21/2018 5:41:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies ^ | April 20, 2018 | Anthony Watts
    April 14, 2018, IceBridge mission scientist John Sonntag spotted something he had never seen before. Sonntag snapped this photograph from the window of the P-3 research plane while flying over the eastern Beaufort Sea. At the time, the aircraft’s location was 69.71° North and 138.22° West, about 50 miles northwest of Canada’s Mackenzie River Delta. “We saw these sorta-circular features only for a few minutes today,” Sonntag wrote from the field. “I don’t recall seeing this sort of thing elsewhere.” The features are more of a curiosity than anything else. The main purpose of the flight that day was to...
  • Ice storm update: Get ready for heavy rain, maybe even a thunderstorm or two

    04/15/2018 6:01:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | 4/14/18 | T.J. Pignataro, Jane Kwiatkowski Radlich, Karen Robinson
    Pray your power stays on and get ready for some heavy rain, maybe even a thunderstorm or two. That's the second chapter of Ice Storm 2018 as it circles through the Buffalo Niagara region this weekend. As the frontal boundary that brought the ice and sleet to Western New York over the last 18 hours or so treks northward today, the mixed precipitation and freezing rain will change over to all rain, the National Weather Service said. It could be heavy at times.
  • ICE Cold: How a Loyal Obama Bureaucrat Became the Face of Trump’s Deportation Force

    04/14/2018 12:23:02 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 11 replies
    From the outside, Homan might have seemed a surprising choice to lead ICE, a 20,000-person division of the Department of Homeland Security that deports more than 200,000 people per year. During the Obama administration, Homan had won the highest civil service award after effectively enforcing the more limited deportation priorities that Trump rose to power attacking. But Kelly appeared to know something that had long been clear to many of Homan’s colleagues: Homan did not like that the Obama administration had told his officers whom they should and shouldn’t arrest. Since taking over as acting director of ICE, Homan has...
  • ICE orders Gwinnett (GA) father with medically fragile daughter to leave country

    04/13/2018 7:57:52 AM PDT · by Dacula · 32 replies
    WSB TV ^ | Apr 12, 2018 | Tony Thomas
    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A Gwinnett County man released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody to help care for his medically-challenged child does not have the OK to stay. He's now being told to leave the country on his own or be picked up again. Channel 2’s Tony Thomas first brought the story to officials in March, which then the 44-year-old father was immediately released from ICE custody. The family thought he'd be able to stay and help care for his daughter, but now the family said they're being told he must leave by June 20. “If I decide I...
  • Sheriff: ICE stages morning roundup of undocumented immigrants [Georgia]

    04/10/2018 7:41:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Brunswick News ^ | April 9, 2018 | by LARRY HOBBS and WES WOLFE
    Agents with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency made an early morning sweep Monday in Glynn County, arresting as many as two dozen undocumented immigrants, according to Glynn County Sheriff Neal Jump. The arrival of ICE agents here caused a stir throughout the county, particularly among working-class immigrants, documented or otherwise. Those working in construction, landscaping, painting and other blue collar jobs reported numerous no-shows among immigrant workers who feared being deported. The News received several such calls from employers and concerned residents Monday. Jump said the ICE agents arrived before dawn and the operation was complete before 8...
  • Nearly 100 detained in ICE raid at Tennessee meatpacking plant (the rest of the story)

    04/08/2018 7:57:23 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 69 replies
    WFLA ^ | Apr 8, 2018 | Wate
    BEAN STATION, TN (WATE) - New details were released Friday about Thursday's raid on an East Tennessee slaughterhouse by the IRS, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Tennessee Highway Patrol. What initially began as a criminal raid turned into immigration operation at Southeastern Provisions, a cattle slaughter business in Bean Station. During the raid, 97 people were found who were subject to removal from the United States. Ten of those were arrested on federal criminal charges, one on state charges and 86 on administrative charges. Of the 86 administrative arrests, 54 were placed in detention and 32 were released....
  • ICE raids meatpacking plant in rural Tennessee; 97 immigrants arrested

    04/06/2018 12:17:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 6, 2018 | By Maria Sacchetti
    Federal officials arrested 97 immigrants at a meat-processing plant in rural Tennessee late Thursday in what civil rights organizations said was the largest single workplace raid in a decade and a sign that the Trump administration is carrying out its plan to aggressively ramp up enforcement this year. Ten people were arrested on federal criminal charges, one person was arrested on state charges and 86 immigrants were detained for being in the country illegally. The National Immigration Law Center and other immigrant advocates said the Tennessee raid was the largest since the George W. Bush administration and deployed many of...
  • ICE raids Grainger County meat packing plant (Tenn)

    04/06/2018 12:09:12 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    WATE 6 ^ | 4/6/2018 | WATE 6 On Your Side staff
    BEAN STATION, Tenn. (WATE) - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division and the Tennessee Highway Patrol were all on hand at Southeastern Provision for a federal criminal search warrant execution that lead to an immigration investigation. ... "During that search, HSI encountered individuals who may be subject to removal from the United States. Those individuals who are determined to be subject to removal will be administratively arrested and placed in removal proceedings, we cannot release specifics on the arrests, " said ICE Public Affairs Officer Tammy Spicer. Dozens of families...
  • Trump Doesn’t Have to Wait for Congress to Stop the Illegal Alien Caravan

    04/02/2018 6:09:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies ^ | April 2, 2018 | Chris Reeves
    On Easter Sunday, President Trump heard about the thousands of illegal aliens who are marching through Mexico towards the U.S. border and, quite understandably, expressed his frustration with the development on Twitter by calling for congressional Republicans to act. Border Patrol Agents are not allowed to properly do their job at the Border because of ridiculous liberal (Democrat) laws like Catch & Release. Getting more dangerous. “Caravans” coming. Republicans must go to Nuclear Option to pass tough laws NOW. NO MORE DACA DEAL!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 1, 2018 ...Congress must immediately pass Border Legislation, use Nuclear Option if...
  • US Paves Way to Hold More Pregnant Women in Immigration Jail

    03/30/2018 10:37:17 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    USN ^ | 30 March 2018 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday that it ended special considerations to generally release pregnant women charged with being in the United States illegally while their cases wind through immigration court. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it scrapped a policy that took effect in August 2016 that pregnant women should be released unless they met limited criteria that required them to be held by law, such as serious criminal histories, or if there were "extraordinary circumstances." The new policy, which took effect in December but wasn't announced until Thursday, gives no blanket special consideration to pregnancy,...
  • ICE Arrests 89 Criminal Illegal Immigrants in Texas-Oklahoma Sweep

    03/29/2018 1:17:00 PM PDT · by davikkm · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | BOB PRICE
    Immigration officers arrested a total of 89 criminal aliens and others in North Texas and Oklahoma during a three-day targeted operation. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers carried out a three-day operation targeting violent criminal aliens and others with existing orders of removal. The officers carried out the operation in North Texas and Oklahoma on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of last week, according to information obtained by Breitbart Texas from ICE officials. Sixty-seven of the 89 arrested had criminal histories. Officials stated that those histories include: aggravated assault family strong-arm, aggravated assault of a...
  • California says cops can share information with DHS in exception to sanctuary law

    03/29/2018 7:00:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 28, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    California officials issued new guidance Wednesday making clear state and local police can — and should — share information about illegal immigrants with the federal Homeland Security Department, in what amounts to a major exception to the state’s new sanctuary laws. Police and sheriff’s departments are still banned from asking about someone’s immigration status and cannot hold illegal immigrants at the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But in instances where they do have information on legal status they are required to share it, as required by federal law, the new guidance says. “This provision does not prohibit inquiries...
  • 'Violent deportee' ID'd after escaping ICE custody at JFK airport

    03/28/2018 2:17:35 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 25 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 3/28/18 | Benjamin Brown
    Authorities identified the “violent deportee” who remained on the loose Wednesday after escaping immigration custody hours before at New York City’s John F. Kennedy Airport. Mohamadou Lamine Mbacke, 31, from Senegal, reportedly fled authorities at the airport while going through security. He was at the airport for deportation, expected to board a flight back to his home country. “Mbacke entered the country lawfully in 2005 before violating the terms of his status. He was ordered deported in September 2015 by an immigration judge,” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a Wednesday statement. “Mbacke has previous criminal convictions for multiple...
  • Hackensack schools take steps to protect undocumented students from immigration enforcement

    03/28/2018 2:05:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies ^ | March 28, 2018 | by Rodrigo Torrejon
    HACKENSACK — To protect undocumented students and their families, city school officials will protect information regarding students' immigration status and deny immigration agents entry to schools unless the federal officers have a warrant. The Access to Education, Student Privacy and Immigration Enforcement policy was unanimously approved Monday by the school board. The regulations prevent employees from requesting information that identifies students' immigration status or makes it easier to detain undocumented immigrants, such as birth certificates and driver's licenses. Public schools are already prohibited from requiring students to divulge their immigration status and are listed as "sensitive locations," or places where...
  • Sanctuary City ICE Hotline

    03/28/2018 9:40:53 AM PDT · by NH Red · 19 replies
    Turtleboy Sports ^ | 3/28/2018 | SJW Hunter
    The Welcome Project is launching the Somerville Response Network, a text message service providing advanced and immediate notice of federal ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) raids in Somerville. “The Rapid Response Network is more than just an action plan,” says Development Coordinator for the Welcome Project Kenia Alfaro. “There is a lot of fear in our immigrant communities. Though we can’t puta halt to the actions of the federal government, we can be prepared to help families in our city affected by ICE arrests or deportation move forward in the face of uncertainty.” The system is simple: if you observe...
  • California AG Threatens to Arrest Orange County Sheriff for Assisting ICE

    03/28/2018 3:27:50 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 155 replies
    GP ^ | 3-27-2018 | Jim Hoft
    Full title - BREAKING: California AG Threatens to Arrest Orange County Sheriff for Assisting ICE (VIDEO)Orange County California voted to bypass state rules and work with the federal government and ICE officials. And on Monday the Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced it will publicly post inmates’ release dates in order to assist ICE agents. In response to this California Attorney General Xavier Becerra threatened to arrest Orange County Sheriff for holding criminal illegal aliens for ICE officers. Attorney General Xavier Becerra: State law is state law. And it is my job to enforce state law. I will do so. And...
  • West Palm Beach Sheds Sanctuary City Status, Will Share Information With ICE

    03/27/2018 2:19:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies ^ | March 27, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    After a settlement with the Department of Justice, the city of West Palm Beach, Florida has rescinded its sanctuary city status and will comply with requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This includes honoring I.C.E. detainers by temporarily holding criminal aliens in local detention facilities, providing I.C.E. agents with information about the location of aliens who have committed violent crimes and citizenship status of any individual. "All personnel are reminded that you may share -- and it is consistent with City Resolution 112-17 and federal law to share -- with federal authorities, including the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, any...
  • California Sheriff Revolts Against Sanctuary State Law, Makes Inmates’ Release Dates Public

    03/27/2018 9:29:08 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-27-2018 | WILL RACKE
    The sheriff's department in a major Los Angeles metro area county announced Monday that it will begin publishing a list of inmate release dates, spurning a provision of California's sanctuary state law that limits communication between local officials and immigration authorities. As of Monday, the Orange County Sheriff's Department's online inmate database includes the date and time of a prisoner's release, a change that agency officials say will improve communication with federal law enforcement partners. While the database will include release dates for all inmates, not just illegal immigrants, the newly public information is aimed at helping Immigration and Customs...
  • In response to California sanctuary law, Orange County Sheriff makes public inmates’ release dates

    03/27/2018 7:36:07 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | March 27, 2018 | Roxana Kopetman
    The Orange County Sheriff’s Department, whose leadership opposes the new California sanctuary law that limits cooperation with federal immigration officials, announced Monday that it is now providing public information on when inmates are released from custody. As of Monday, March 26, an existing “Who’s in Jail” online database includes the date and time of inmates’ release – a move agency officials say will enhance communication with its law enforcement partners. The release date information applies to all inmates, not just those who are suspected of being in the country illegally. But the goal is to assist agents with the U.S....
  • John Calhoun’s California

    03/22/2018 9:15:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies ^ | 3-22-2018 | CARSON HOLLOWAY
    In his speech announcing a Justice Department lawsuit against the State of California, Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested that the Golden State is treading the path of the confederacy. Condemning recent California laws enacted to impede federal immigration enforcement, Sessions said: “There is no nullification. There is no secession.” The state’s political leaders did not appreciate the comparison. Nevertheless, the attorney general has a point. California’s behavior today is reminiscent of the course charted by South Carolina in the nullification crisis of 1832, when John Calhoun previewed for the country the impulses and arguments that would later lead to secession...