Tag Archives: ICE

Doc Shows Trump Transferred $10M From FEMA To ICE

The New York Times reports: The Department of Homeland Security transferred nearly $10 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to a budget document released by a Democratic senator late Wednesday night, diverting funds from the relief agency just as a major hurricane barrels toward the East Coast. The document, which was released by ...

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ACLU Sues Trump And ICE Over Migrant Conditions

The Hill reports: The American Civil Liberties Union and two other groups are alleging in a lawsuit that illegal immigrants being held in a California federal prison are being denied their constitutional rights. The ACLU filed the lawsuit against the Trump administration alongside civil rights groups the Prison Law Office and Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center, arguing that the ...

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Propaganda Minister Kellyanne Conway: Democrats Would Rather Abolish ICE Than Abolish ISIS [VIDEO]

“I’m not in charge of the Democratic Party’s messaging but I don’t understand it. I don’t understand why they and some of their neighbors in the mainstream media talk more about Russia than they do America. They talk more about abolishing ICE than abolishing ISIS. And we’re in very dangerous times and ICE, the men and women of ICE, they’re ...

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POLL: Majority Of Voters Oppose Abolishing ICE

Politico reports: A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows that most voters oppose eliminating Immigration and Customs Enforcement — the homeland security agency some liberal Democrats have called for abolishing. Only 1 in 4 voters in the poll, 25 percent, believe the federal government should get rid of ICE. The majority, 54 percent, think the government should keep ICE. Twenty-one percent ...

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McConnell Confronted By Anti-ICE Protesters [VIDEO]

The Louisville Courier Journal reports: A group of protesters confronted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Bardstown Road in Louisville Saturday, calling out “Abolish ICE” and “No justice, no peace.” The interaction was captured on video and shared with Courier Journal. In it, someone asks McConnell, “Where are the children? Where are the babies, MItch?” — an apparent reference to ...

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HHS Sec. Alex Azar Suggests Migrants Claiming To Be Parents Are Unrelated To Children Taken From Them

Talking Points Memo reports: Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told reporters on a conference call on Thursday that his department will meet the deadlines imposed by federal courts to reunify thousands of immigrant children who were taken from their families and detained in separate facilities, but admitted they have yet to send a single child to rejoin their ...

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Protester Shuts Down Statue Of Liberty [VIDEO]

AM New York reports: At least a dozen members of the activist group Rise and Resist dressed up in T-shirts emblazoned with the phrase “Abolish ICE” and dropped a flag with the same message from a balcony of the Statue of Liberty on Wednesday, according to photos posted to the group’s Twitter page. The group posed in front of the ...

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New ICE Form Asks Detained Migrant Parents If They Want To Leave The US With Or Without Their Children

NBC News reports: After a court order to reunite more than 2,000 migrant children who were separated from their parents in May and June, the Trump administration has instructed immigration agents to give those parents two options: leave the country with your kids — or leave the country without them, according to a copy of a government form obtained by ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Massive Crowds Turn Out In 700+ Cities Nationwide To Protest Trump’s Immigration Policies

USA Today reports: Tens of thousands of people descended on cities from coast-to-coast Saturday in “Families Belong Together” rallies to protest the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy that left more than 2,000 children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. In the nation’s capital, thousands poured into Lafayette Square, across from the White House, to chant “We care” ...

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Court Gives DOJ 30 Days To Reunite Migrant Families

The Guardian reports: US immigration agents can no longer separate immigrant parents and children caught crossing the border from Mexico illegally and must work to reunite those families that had been split up in custody, a federal judge has ruled. The US district court judge Dana Sabraw late on Tuesday night granted the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) a preliminary ...

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17 States Sue Trump Over Separation Of Migrant Kids

The Associated Press reports: Seventeen states, including Washington, New York and California, sued President Donald Trump’s administration Tuesday in an effort to force officials to reunite migrant families who have been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. The states, all of which are led by Democratic attorneys general, joined Washington, D.C., in filing the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Seattle. ...

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ICE Seeks 15,000 More Beds For Migrant Families

The Associated Press reports: The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border, a move decried by advocates as a cruel and ineffective attempt to deter families from coming to the United States. Immigration authorities on Friday issued a notice that they may seek up ...

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Sessions: We “Never Intended” To Separate Families

The Hill reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday that the Trump administration “never really intended” to separate migrant children from their parents when he issued its aggressive crackdown on immigration prosecutions. In an interview with CBN News released Thursday, Sessions said he had not anticipated the massive public backlash from the administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy that he ...

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Melania Makes Surprise Visit To Texas Detention Center

CBS News reports: First Lady Melania Trump has arrived at a detention center in Texas housing immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. “First Lady Melania Trump has arrived in Texas to take part in briefings and tours at a nonprofit social services center for children who have entered the United States illegally and a customs and ...

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BREAKING: Trump Signs Order Ending Separation Of Migrant Families, Vows Continued “Zero Tolerance”

CBS News reports: President Trump is signing an executive order regarding the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy amid nationwide outcry for the Trump White House to roll back the practice of family separation at the U.S. border. Signing the order in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump told reporters in the room that the administration would still continue its “zero tolerance” policy ...

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US House Hispanic Caucus Members Shout At Trump: Mr. President, Don’t You Have Any Kids? [VIDEO]

In his second in-person heckling of the day, Trump was just screamed at by members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus as he left a meeting with GOP House members. Shouted comments included, “Mr. President, don’t you have kids?” and “How is this in the bible?” Rep. Juan Vargas shouted, “We won’t go away! Quit separating the kids, they’re separating the ...

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POLL: 67% Oppose Separating Migrant Families

ABC News reports: Sixty-seven percent of Americans call it unacceptable to separate children from parents who’ve been caught trying to enter the U.S. illegally. Much of this is driven by large percentages of Democrats (90 percent) and independents (66 percent) who find it unacceptable, while Republicans are more divided overall, with 39 percent calling it unacceptable, and one in five ...

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Sobbing Children Mocked By Border Patrol Agent As They Cry For Their Parents At Texas Detention Facility

The New York Times reports: “Mami!” the children’s voices cry out, between sobs. “Papá!” A recording of immigrant children calling out desperately for their parents after being separated from them by United States immigration authorities was released on Monday by the investigative news site ProPublica. The recording, nearly eight minutes in length, added disturbing and intimate notes to the debate ...

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Fox Analyst Andrew Napolitano: Trump Is Using Migrant Children As Bargaining Chips, This Is Child Abuse

“I think the administration is motivated by the president’s skills at negotiating. And I think he’s trying to use children to turn up the heat on the negotiations. In my opinion, it is child abuse to separate children from their parents unless it’s necessary to save a human life. That’s not the case here. There’s a federal statute that says ...

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Sen. Tim Kaine: This Is The “Real Trump Hotel”

Glorious Leader will be ever so pissed: Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) on Monday shared photos of a child detention facility in Texas that he called “the real Trump Hotel.” The photos shared by the former Democratic vice-presidential nominee show young undocumented immigrants in cages on Sunday at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in McAllen, Texas. Kaine’s tweet came ...

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