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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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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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Police Arrest Man Who Shot Up San Antonio ICE Office

Authorities took a man into custody for allegedly firing a gun at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in San Antonio, shattering several windows. The San Antonio Police Department responded early Tuesday morning to a shooting that took place at a building that houses the Department of Homeland Security’s ICE division and arrived at the scene at approximately 3 a.m. ...

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Acting ICE director testifies on Hill about agency budget needs

WASHINGTON – The acting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director testified Tuesday afternoon before the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security, at a hearing titled, “ICE Oversight Hearing.” In his testimony, Acting ICE Director Matthew T. Albence highlighted the humanitarian crisis at the southwest border and the necessary resources and funding needed for the agency to fulfill ...

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Rashida Tlaib: ‘We Didn’t Have ICE Years Ago Before 9/11 … We Were Fine’

Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib unpacked her anti-Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stance and said the U.S. was “fine” without ICE pre-9/11 during a podcast released Tuesday. “It needs to be completely dismantled. We didn’t have ICE years ago before 9/11, and I can tell you we were fine,” Tlaib said on an episode of “Authentically Detroit.” ICE was created ...

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Block Party Turns Into Parents Encouraging Kids To Hit ICE Agent Pinata

Activists transformed a Batman piñata into an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent and encouraged kids to take swings during a community day event, an activity captured in videos and photos posted to social media. Anthony Martinez of the Chicago chapter of Los Brown Berets said his organization claimed responsibility for the piñata at East Side Community Day 2019, which ...

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The Price Of Bail Bonds For Immigrants Is Growing, Data Shows

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The prices on bail bonds for illegal immigrants has been surging, and those costs could be having an effect on crowding in Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s detention centers, according to data from Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. Bail bonds in 2005 that judges issued for illegal migrants were all less than $2,000, Axios reported, citing the TRAC data. About ...

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ICE Is Considering Opening A Detention Center In Maryland

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is considering opening a detention facility capable of containing hundreds of illegal migrants in Maryland. ICE posted an advertisement on a federal contracts forum in April that it was surveying potential locations for the facility near Baltimore, the Baltimore Sun reported. The facility reportedly would have the capacity to hold 600-800 detainees, according to ...

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ICE Released List Of Illegal Immigrants Accused Of Crimes After Local Police Ignored Detainers

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement is releasing quarterly reports of illegal immigrants accused of crimes in an effort to highlight the dangers posed by “sanctuary city” policies after local police denied retainer requests. ICE released its first “Declined Detainer Report,” a comprehensive list of illegal aliens who were accused of criminal actions after local jails refused to honor ICE detainers and ...

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Immigration Shakeup: CBP And ICE Appointed New Chiefs On Same Day

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will both be getting new leaders, marking the latest shakeup within the immigration agencies. Mark Morgan, the acting director of ICE, will soon be leading CBP, according to a Tuesday New York Times report. Deputy ICE Director Matthew Albence is expected to take over Morgan’s position atop the agency. The ...

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‘Put The Public At Risk’: Border Union President Blasts DHS Chief After ICE Leaks

National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd lambasted the acting director of Homeland Security amid reports that he leaked sensitive information, accusing him of being an “anti-Trump” official opposed to the president’s immigration agenda. “Mr. McAleenan is responsible for the largest immigration crisis the United States has ever seen. His job performance has been completely unacceptable,” Judd said in a ...

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Officials Accuse DHS Chief Of Personally Sabotaging Trump’s Planned ICE Raids

Administration officials are accusing Homeland Security Acting Director Kevin McAleenan of sabotaging Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) deportation raids by leaking key details of the plan. President Donald Trump on Saturday abruptly announced that he would delay plans for Sunday raids targeting around 2,000 illegal immigrants across the country. The president claimed the two-week hiatus would give the White House time ...

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‘We Have No Other Choice’: ICE Chief Makes Case For Mass Deportation Of Illegal Migrants

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Mark Morgan made the case for why his agency must embark on massive, nationwide apprehensions of migrants living illegally in the country. “In my opinion, this is the worst crisis, actually, that we’ve really seen in modern history with respect to the illegal immigration along our southwest border, simply because of the demographics,” ...

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ICE Forced To Release 160,000 Illegal Migrants Families Since December

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), unable to maintain its overcrowded detention centers, has released over 160,000 migrant families into the interior of the U.S. in the past five months. “ICE faces resource challenges with regard to the adult population, and it faces additional legal and policy challenges when it comes to enforcing our immigration laws as they relate to family ...

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ICE launches Warrant Service Officer Program to Strengthen Immigration Enforcement

LARGO, Fla. – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced today the creation of a new collaborative program intended for local law-enforcement that wish to honor immigration detainers but are prohibited due to state and local policies that limit cooperation with the agency. The Warrant Service Officer (WSO) program was launched during a signing ceremony with Lieutenant Governor of Florida ...

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