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  • Immigration judges hit back at Sessions for suggesting they show too much sympathy

    09/11/2018 7:55:30 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/11/18 | Tal Axelrod
    A union representing the country's 350 immigration judges slammed Attorney General Jeff Sessions for comments he made that suggested they were sidestepping the law and showing too much sympathy when handling certain cases. “When we depart from the law and create nebulous legal standards out of a sense of sympathy for the personal circumstances of a respondent in our immigration courts, we do violence to the rule of law and constitutional fabric that bind this great nation," Sessions said Monday in a speech to newly hired judges. "Your job is to apply the law — even in tough cases." Immigration...
  • Atlanta mayor signs order to stop accepting ICE detainees at city jail

    09/06/2018 12:14:30 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/06/18 | Justin Wise
    Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Thursday signed an executive order declaring that the city jail will no longer accept people detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). "Atlanta has permanently ended its acceptance of ICE detainees and will immediately transfer all those remaining out of our City jail," Bottoms tweeted with a photo of her signing the order. "We will not be complicit in an immigration policy that intentionally inflicts misery on vulnerable populations." A spokesperson for ICE confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that all of the agency's detainees at the Atlanta City Detention Center would be transferred by...
  • ICE Executes Federal Search Warrants In Nebraska, Minnesota & Nevada

    08/09/2018 7:08:22 AM PDT · by posterchild · 7 replies
    Holt Independent ^ | Aug 8, 2018
    GRAND ISLAND — During a multi-state operation led by special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), a series of criminal arrest warrants were executed Wednesday for 17 individuals connected to an alleged criminal conspiracy to exploit illegal alien laborers for profit, fraud, wire fraud and money laundering in Nebraska and Minnesota. In addition to these arrest warrants, authorities also served search warrants for worksite hiring violations at agricultural firms in Nebraska and Minnesota, and federal document search warrants at locations throughout Nebraska, in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota; Appleton, Minnesota; and Las Vegas, Nevada. During this...
  • ICE nets 133 illegal immigrants in alleged worker exploitation scam

    08/09/2018 7:39:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 9, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Federal authorities Thursday announced the arrest of 13 people they say were ringleaders in a massive scheme to exploit illegal immigrants as cheap labor on farms and Hispanic-oriented businesses in Minnesota and Nebraska. They also carried out search warrants on 11 of the businesses Wednesday and nabbed 133 illegal immigrant workers they found at the time. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said they suspect some of the migrants were coerced into working in rough conditions, either by force or threats of being reported to authorities for deportation...
  • Federal judge orders Trump admin to restart DACA program

    08/03/2018 2:34:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 177 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 3, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge on Friday said the government must restart the entire DACA deportation amnesty, including accepting brand new applications — but gave the administration a chance to appeal before his ruling takes effect. The ruling by Judge John D. Bates is a major blow to President Trump, and creates even more confusion about his immigration policy. Judge Bates said Mr. Trump and his Homeland Security Department do have the power to revoke the Obama-era DACA program, but they cut too many corners in the way they tried to do it.
  • Top Senate Dem calls on DHS secretary to resign over family separations

    07/31/2018 8:47:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 31, 2018 | Nathaniel Weixel
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Tuesday called for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to resign over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which resulted in the separation of migrant children from their parents at the southern border. “It is and was a cruel policy inconsistent with the bedrock values of the nation,” Durbin said during an oversight hearing of the government’s efforts to reunite the families. “Someone in this administration has to accept responsibility.” Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, joins a growing list of senators calling out Nielsen for her role in the administration's...
  • Philadelphia terminates ICE contract after activists storm city hall; DHS rips 'misguided' move

    07/29/2018 1:46:09 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/29/18 | Gregg Re
    Philadelphia has announced it will end a major information-sharing contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), bowing to intense pressure from activist groups and drawing immediate condemnation from federal officials. The move means that the city will not renew a decade-long arrangement to share real-time arrest information with ICE when it expires at the end of August. The information, contained in Philadelphia’s Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System (PARS), alerts authorities when new arrests are made, and includes arrestee's full names, countries of origin, and Social Security numbers. While PARS does not indicate immigration status, Democrats charged that ICE nevertheless abused the...
  • ICE arrests 65 during Operation Cross Check in New York City and Long Island....

    07/25/2018 6:04:41 PM PDT · by caww · 11 replies
    Ice.Gov ^ | 7/25/2018 | Ice Gov.
    NEW YORK – Officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 65 during a 5-day period, ending July 20 in New York City, and on Long Island. During the operation, ICE’s ERO arrested 65 individuals for violating U.S. immigration laws. 64 of those arrested, had been previously removed from the United States and returned illegally. Of those arrested, 29 individuals were previously released from local law enforcement custody with an active detainer. Several had prior felony convictions for serious or violent offenses, such as sexual offenses, weapons charges, and assault, or had past convictions...
  • ICE operation targeting public safety threats nets 132 arrests in DC, VA....

    07/25/2018 6:16:13 PM PDT · by caww · 7 replies
    Ice.Gov ^ | 7/24/2018 | Ice/Gov
    Operation Eagle’s Shield leveraged field office resources to identify priority targets for enforcement action throughout Virginia and the Washington, D.C. metro area. From July 9 to 20, officers from the ERO Washington Field Office targeted and arrested various violent offenders, gang members, sex offenders, fugitives from justice, and those who otherwise pose a significant public safety threat. Arrestees include members of several different notoriously violent transnational criminal organizations such as MS-13 and18th Street gangs. Examples of aliens arrested during Operation Eagle’s Shield include: An El Salvadoran national identified as a high-ranking MS-13 member. A Bolivian national who has four prior...
  • ICE Auditing Hiring Records of 5,200 Businesses

    07/25/2018 6:51:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | July 25, 2018 | Chris Jasurek
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents completed the second phase of employment record audits started in June, investigating more than 2,700 businesses and arresting 32 people. ICE ‘s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) department announced that the first phase of the program, from January 29 to March 30, began with 2,540 Notices of Intent to audit (NOI) and yielded 61 arrests. The second phase, from July 16 to 20, saw HSI agents serving 2,738 audit NOIs and arresting 32 individuals. Employers are required to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires, and to document that information using...
  • DHS Massively Expands Enforcement Against Illegals’ Employers

    07/25/2018 6:22:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 24, 2018 | by Neil Munro
    The Department of Homeland Security has dramatically raised worksite enforcement to deter employers from hiring cheap illegal workers. Since October, the agency’s Homeland Security Investigations unit has checked employment records at 6,093 worksites, up from 1,716 in the prior fiscal year from October 2016 to the end of September 2017. The current pace of checks in 2018 is almost a five-fold increase from the prior year and included 100 stores in the 7-Eleven chain and 77 companies in California. The agency has made 675 criminal arrests of managers or supervisors, plus 984 administrative arrests of illegals in the last nine...
  • Poll: Liberals Hold Extreme Views On ‘Abolish ICE’

    07/05/2018 1:11:35 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-5-2018 | Neil Munro
    A Rasmussen poll shows that 36 percent of Democrats and 45 percent of liberals want to abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, according to a Rasmussen poll. Fifty-two percent of Democrats and 65 percent of liberals also say “the government is too aggressive … in deporting those who are in this country illegally,” according to the poll. That response is a big problem for Democratic politicians because the anti-ICE views are a huge outlier among voters, yet are thrilling the Democrats’ base in the primary elections. In a June 26 primary in New York, for example, Democratic leader...
  • WATCH: Neighbors Protest ICE As It Breaks Up Child Sex Trafficking Ring

    07/05/2018 12:32:00 PM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 5, 2018 | Juliana Knot
    Protesters wrote 'Oakland PD is a disgrace' in chalk on the ground, as ICE agents busted up a child prostitution ring in their neighborhood. Video of neighbors protesting as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents broke up a child sex trafficking ring in their neighborhood has resurfaced, as politicians and activists call for the agency to be abolished. A local CBS news station reported on the incident, which took place in West Oakland, California, last year. ICE began conducting the raid in the morning, waking up neighbors who saw ICE and Department of Homeland Security vehicles on the street....
  • DHS touts drop in border crossings amid ‘zero tolerance’ push

    07/05/2018 12:45:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 5, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    The Department opolicy” toward illegal immigrants crossing the border. "Following the implementation of the administration’s zero-tolerance policy, the June 2018 Southwest Border Migration numbers declined by 18 percent when compared to the previous month,” DHS press secretary Tyler Q. Houlton said in a statement. The statement reflects a renewed administration effort to defend the tough enforcement policy, amid the outcry over since-halted family separations that resulted from it. f Homeland Security said Thursday that border apprehensions dropped by 18 percent last month after the Trump administration implemented its “zero-tolerance policy” toward illegal immigrants crossing the border.
  • When Democrats cry 'Abolish ICE,' they really mean 'abolish borders'

    07/04/2018 11:50:20 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/04/18 | Mark Krikorian
    Are we going to have immigration limits or not? That's the question underlying the calls for the abolition of Immigration and Customs and Enforcement (ICE), the bureau within the Department of Homeland Security responsible for upholding our immigration rules away from the borders. The push to #AbolishICE is threatening to become a litmus test for Democratic politicians. It has been embraced by presidential hopefuls like Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), as well as other far-left figures such as New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, actress-turned-New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, and a number of House members. Despite...
  • David Brock’s Top Researcher Convinced Nazis Infiltrated DHS

    07/03/2018 2:11:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    David Brock’s Top Researcher Convinced Nazis Infiltrated DHS American Bridge research director falls for conspiracy that Trump admin is using Nazi code in press releases BY: Brent Scher Follow @brentscher July 3, 2018 4:10 pm The head researcher at David Brock's multimillion-dollar opposition research shop is convinced by the Twitter-born conspiracy that Nazis at the Trump administration's Department of Homeland Security use numerical code to transmit white supremacist messages through its press releases. Pat Dennis is research director for American Bridge 21st Century's anti-Trump war room. The 47-person war room he leads, according to confidential documents obtained by the Washington...
  • Trump Requests Detention Space, Tent Cities to Detain 12K Illegal Aliens

    07/01/2018 8:08:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Jul 2018 | John Binder
    President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking to house and detain up to 12,000 illegal aliens in Department of Defense facilities. In a letter to the Defense Department, DHS officials have asked that enough detention space be made available for the agency to detain up to 12,000 illegal aliens, specifically border crossing family units. DHS officials say that if the Defense Department does not have the facilities to house that number, DHS is requesting that the agency identify land space to build “semi-separate, soft-sided camp facilities capable of sheltering up to 4,000 people, at three separate locations,” the...
  • Trump on Democrats calling to abolish ICE: "I love that issue"

    07/01/2018 6:13:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/30/18 | Kathryn Watson
    President Trump said he hopes that Democrats who are calling to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) "keep thinking about it." "Because they're going to get beaten so badly," he said. Mr. Trump made the comments to Fox News' Maria Bartiromo in an interview that will air on Fox News Channel's "Sunday Morning Features" with Maria Bartiromo at 10 a.m. "You know ICE, these are the guys that go in and take MS-13, and they take them out," Mr. Trump said. "Because they're much tougher than MS-13, like by a factor of 10. And these are the ones –...
  • ICE gets new chief amid calls to abolish immigration agency

    06/30/2018 3:55:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 30, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    A former top Border Patrol official was tapped Saturday to be the acting chief of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Ronald D. Vitiello takes over from Thomas D. Homan, who had been the acting chief since the start of the Trump administration. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced the move, calling Mr. Vitiello a “well-respected career law enforcement officer” and promised he would be a good advocate for agents and officers.
  • Today Americans march in outrage. What do we do tomorrow?

    06/30/2018 11:45:12 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/30/18 | Richard Kauzlarich
    SNIP One way is by marching today in Washington and around the country to proclaim that families belong together. Many Americans will do this. We must, however, address the immigration issue comprehensively and humanely through evidence-based policy change. There are concrete actions that Congress and the administration can take to improve both the policies that affect immigrants after they arrive at our borders as well as materially diminish the factors that drive people to seek safety in America. For 32 years in the Foreign Service — in Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans, including as U.S. ambassador in Azerbaijan...