Tag Archives: ICE

Trump Yanks $155M From FEMA For Detention Camps

NBC News reports: The Trump administration is pulling $271 million in funding from the Department of Homeland Security, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Relief Fund, to pay for immigration detention space and temporary hearing locations for asylum-seekers who have been forced to wait in Mexico, according to department officials and a letter sent to the agency by a …

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Acting DHS Secretary Admits “Unfortunate Timing” Of ICE Raids Just Days After El Paso Shooting [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said Sunday that the “timing was unfortunate,” and last week’s Mississippi raid by U.S. immigration officials that resulted in 680 arrests probably should have been postponed. On NBC’s Meet the Press, anchor Chuck Todd pressed McAleenan on whether there was any thought of postponing the raid, which took …

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ICE Official: We’re Not A Social Services Agency

NBC News reports: In the wake of the largest-ever immigration raid in a single state, child welfare services were left grappling with children who came home from school to find their parents had been arrested at one of the seven Mississippi food processing plants targeted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday. The agency said it took some precautions …

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Plants Raided By ICE Had Recently Settled EEOC Suit For Racial And Sexual Harassment Of Hispanic Workers

This has got to be a coincidence, right? Yesterday, ICE carried out what is believed to be the largest immigration raid in decades when they detained 680 workers at seven poultry plants in Morton, Mississippi. The workers, many of them members of the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW), were employed by a company called Koch Foods Inc, which …

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Fox Host: Stop Dehumanizing ICE And Border Patrol

“Speaking of dehumanization, who’s been dehumanized? It’s been the ICE agents and the Border Patrol agents whose motives are being impugned every single day. Four thousand people rescued is a fact. We know that’s what they do on the border to save kids, to save women, to save men who make this dangerous journey. So it’s all disingenuous. It’s very …

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Conway: Detention Center Conditions Are Great

The Hill reports: Kellyanne Conway on Sunday defended conditions in a border detention facility she toured, saying they demonstrate what happens when “Congress gets its act together.” “I witnessed no overcrowding, I saw lots of supplies, I saw diapers, I saw food, I saw endless supplies of water,” the White House counselor said on “Fox News Sunday,” referring to a …

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Holocaust Museum Condemns Concentration Camp Analogies After Detention Centers Draw Comparisons

Just in via press release: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum unequivocally rejects efforts to create analogies between the Holocaust and other events, whether historical or contemporary. That position has repeatedly and unambiguously been made clear in the Museum’s official statement on the matter – a statement that is reiterated and reaffirmed now. The link to the Museum’s statement is …

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Trump Delays Mass Deportations For Two Weeks

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Saturday delayed for two weeks the administration’s plans to begin deporting thousands of undocumented families — just hours after defending the controversial proposal. Earlier Saturday, Trump defended the proposed raids that were due to begin Sunday in over a dozen cities. Under the plan, Immigration and Customs Enforcement would have deported up to 2,000 …

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Trump Names Fox News Contributor As “Border Czar”

Axios reports: Thomas Homan, a Fox News contributor who served as acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement director at the start of President Trump’s tenure, will work as an administration “border czar,” the president announced on “Fox & Friends” Friday. It’s the latest of a string of new appointments to top immigration-linked positions, including Ken Cuccinelli as director of U.S. Citizenship …

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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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