Tag Archives: ICE

ICE Director Nominee: I Can Tell Which Migrant Kids Will Grow Up To Be In Gangs By Looking In Their Eyes

Politico reports: Mark Morgan, the White House choice to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said during a Fox News interview earlier this year that he can judge the likelihood that an unaccompanied minor will become a gang member by looking into that child’s eyes. “I’ve been to detention facilities where I’ve walked up to these individuals that are so-called minors, …

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ICE Misses Deadline On Trump Org Hiring Questions

The Washington Post reports: President Trump has shown he is willing to take dramatic steps to stop the flow of illegal immigration into the United States, but his administration has been silent about one company that long relied on unauthorized labor: Trump’s own business. Democrats in Congress have been stymied in their efforts to find out whether federal authorities are …

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Acting ICE Director Resigns After Yanked Nomination

Stephen Miller’s reign of terror marches on: The acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Ron Vitiello, has resigned amid an agency-wide restructuring of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  Vitiello had originally been nominated to take over the post permanently, but his nomination was abruptly pulled last week by President Trump, who said he wanted to go …

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Trump Yanks Nomination Of Man Tapped To Lead ICE

The Associated Press reports: The White House on Thursday withdrew the nomination of a longtime border official to lead U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as the Trump administration grapples with a massive increase in Southern border crossings that are straining the system with no easy solution, according to people with knowledge of the move. The paperwork on Ron Vitiello was …

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Motel 6 Settles ICE Collaboration Suit For $12 Million

The Associated Press reports: The national chain Motel 6 has agreed to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Washington state claiming names of hotel guests were provided to immigration officials for two years. State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday the company also signed an agreement to stop the practice and to provide training to employees to …

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Trump Mulls Diverting FEMA Workers To ICE Centers

The Hill reports: President Trump is considering deploying a 1,000-person force usually used for relief efforts after hurricanes and other natural disasters to help staff overcrowded detention centers for migrants, according to people briefed on the matter. Trump is contemplating bolstering capacity by using the Surge Capacity Force — an entity created by Congress in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina …

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SCOTUS Sides 5-4 With Trump On ICE Detentions

USA Today reports: The Supreme Court handed the Trump administration a victory Tuesday by making it easier to detain undocumented immigrants with criminal records. The justices reversed a lower court decision that required immigration officials to detain those immigrants upon release from jail or prison, rather than months or even years later. Advocates for immigrants had argued that such detentions …

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Former ICE Director: Last Night Proved That Trump Will Be Recognized As Among The Greatest Presidents Ever

“What he showed last night, he’s a great leader. And one of the things that makes him a great leader is that he has went down to that border, he’s talked to men and women that work that front line. Nancy and Chuck never been down there. When all is said and done, maybe a decade from now, President Trump …

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Autopsy Reveals Transgender Woman Was Beaten In ICE Custody, Died After Days Of Untreated Dehydration

The Daily Beast reports: A transgender woman who died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody at a privately operated detention center was likely physically abused there, according an autopsy report released Monday, and died after several days of severe, untreated dehydration. Roxsana Hernández Rodriguez, a 33-year-old transgender woman from Honduras, died on May 25, nine days after being transferred to …

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Motel 6 To Pay $7.6M For Giving Guest Names To ICE

Reuters reports: Motel 6 will pay up to $7.6 million to Hispanic guests to settle a proposed class-action lawsuit claiming that it violated their privacy by regularly providing guest lists to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. Terms of the preliminary settlement with eight Hispanic plaintiffs – seven from Arizona and one from Washington state – were disclosed in …

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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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