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ICE Denies Shutting Down Hotline For Detained Migrants Following ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Episode

Immigration and Customs Enforcement denies allegations that it shut down a hotline for detained migrants to contact a free lawyer. The California-based organization Freedom for Immigrants offered a free hotline for detained migrants to request pro bono legal representation while in detention centers, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. ICE shut down the hotline less than two weeks after it ...

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Former ICE Director: Crimes Committed By Illegal Aliens Are ‘Preventable Crimes’

The former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) argued that new Justice Department data show illegal immigration is not a victimless crime. “I think it that validates illegal immigration is not a victimless crime. Many come to this country and violate the laws against the citizens of this country,” Tom Homan, who lead ICE during the first year-and-a-half of the Trump administration, said ...

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Thousands Of Migrants Accept Free Rides Home Under UN-Run Program, Official Says

Over 2,000 Central American migrants have returned to their homelands via a U.S government program offering free transportation back to Central America. The “Assisted Voluntary Return” program has transported 2,170 migrants who were either detained at or never got to the U.S. border, according to Christopher Gascon, and official from the United Nations’ International Organization for Migration (IOM), Reuters reported. ...

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Lindsey Graham: Democrats ‘Can’t Have It Both Ways’ On Immigration Reform

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South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham criticized Democrats for their across-the-board opposition to immigration proposals by the Trump administration. “Democrats can’t have it both ways,” the lawmaker tweeted Thursday. “They object to immigrant family separation because minors can only be held by [the Department of Homeland Security] for 20 days. But when [President Donald] Trump tries to keep families together ...

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64% Of Federal Arrests Were Of Non-Citizens, Justice Department Finds

Data released by the Justice Department reveals that federal arrests of non-citizens has increased exponentially over the past two decades, and account for the majority of all federal arrests. Non-citizens made up 64% of all federal arrests in 2018 despite making up only 7% of the U.S. population, according to Justice Department data released Thursday and reviewed by the Daily ...

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CBP at LA/Long Beach Seaport Seizes Over 52,000 Illegal Gun Parts from China

LOS ANGELES — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport in coordination with the Machinery Center of Excellence and Expertise (CEE), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), intercepted and seized 52,601 firearms parts in violation of the Chinese Arms Embargo. The seized items described as sights, stocks, muzzles, brakes, buffer kits, and ...

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North Carolina’s Democratic Governor Vetoes Anti-Sanctuary Bill

North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill that would’ve mandated local law enforcement officials in the state to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Cooper on Wednesday vetoed House Bill 370, titled “An Act to Require Compliance with Immigration Detainers and Administrative Warrants.” If the legislation had been signed into law, sheriffs and other law enforcement officials ...

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Trump Considering Executive Order On Birthright Citizenship

President Donald Trump told reporters Wednesday that he is looking “very seriously” at the law of birthright citizenship, confirming that he is considering issuing an executive order. Currently, a baby born in the United States automatically receives American citizenship through the Fourteenth Amendment, even if the baby is born to undocumented immigrants. Trump has said in the past that he ...

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ICE: Enhanced cooperation results in increased, faster removals to Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) on Tuesday announced the monthlong results of a more streamlined removal process for Guatemalan adults and families arriving at the U.S. border. “We are discouraging all citizens in Central America from embarking on the dangerous, often expensive, journey to the U.S. thinking you will remain in ...

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DHS Files Rule to Address Gap in Flores Settlement to Address Immigration Crisis

The Trump administration is rolling out its own licensing standards for family residential centers, a move that will work around the Flores settlement and mitigate the illegal immigration crisis. The Department of Homeland Security introduced a new policy Wednesday regarding family residential centers (FRCs) that house immigrant family units. The rule change, the administration argues, will allow DHS to keep ...

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Unsealed Warrant for Iranian Oil Tanker ‘Grace’ Reveals Money Laundering, Fraud and More

DENVER – A warrant unsealed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Aug. 16 to seize the oil tanker Grace 1, the petroleum aboard it, and $995,000, reveals the investigative work by special agents based in Colorado. The tanker, cargo and cash are subject to forfeiture based on violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), bank ...

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Border Patrol Nabs Nearly 200 Illegal Aleins in Remote Southwest New Mexico

ANTELOPE WELLS, N.M. – United States Border Patrol agents working in Antelope Wells, New Mexico apprehended another large group of illegal aliens early August 18. The 194 illegal aliens in this group and like many others before was comprised primarily of Central American families and unaccompanied juveniles. At approximately 3 a.m. Sunday, Border Patrol agents encountered the group illegally entering ...

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Sanctuary County Ignores ICE Detainer Request, Releases Alleged Rapist Back Into The Public

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An illegal alien from El Salvador was arrested in Montgomery County, a “sanctuary” for undocumented migrants, and charged with second-degree rape and second-degree assault.  ICE lodged a detainer request for the individual, but local authorities ignored the request, and allowed him to walk out of the detention center after posting bail.  Montgomery County has witnessed several high-profile rape cases involving illegal ...

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New Orleans Border Patrol Arrests 15 Illegal Aliens Caught Using Fake Documents

NEW ORLEANS —U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) New Orleans agents arrested 15 illegal aliens, including one unaccompanied minor, who were suspected of using fraudulent documents at the Gulf Coast Safety Council (GCSC) in St. Rose, La., Wednesday morning. USBP agents, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers, and Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of Investigations special agents encountered the individuals at the ...

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Sanctuary In The Big Apple: Thousands of ICE Detainer Requests Ignored By NYPD

Newly-released information shows that the New York Police Department denied thousands of Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests over a one-year timespan. The New York Police Department (NYPD) received a total of 2,916 detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) between to July 1, 2018, to June 30 of this year, according to data first obtained by the New ...

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