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ICE shifts resources to address crisis at Southwest border

WASHINGTON, DC –U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is reallocating resources to the Southwest border to investigate human smuggling operations and the use of fraudulent documents to create fake families seeking to exploit U.S. immigration laws. This fraud may include the use of forged birth certificates or other fraudulent documents to establish parentage. Forged or other fraudulent documents are also ...

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ICE Announces Plan To Stop ‘Fake Families’ And Child Smuggling At The Border

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on Monday that it is shifting its resources to deal with the influx of “fake families” arriving on the U.S-Mexico border. “Fake families are being formed to cross our border and avoid detention. ICE [Homeland Security Investigations] is working with [Customs and Border Protection] to stop individuals, networks and organizations facilitating child smuggling and document fraud ...

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Rashida Tlaib Suggests Americans Launch A Hunger Strike To ‘Shut Down’ ICE

Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib suggested that Americans engage in a hunger strike to “shut down” the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) rather than abolishing the agency through congressional approval. “I want you not to only share things on social media, but pick up the phone because many of your Michigan delegation members need to also be loud and ...

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ICE Acting Director To Resign Friday

Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director Ron Vitiello will be stepping down from his position on Friday, marking the latest move in the Trump administration’s immigration staff shakeup. Vitiello, who has served as acting ICE director since June 2018, will be officially vacating his post by the end of the week, the agency has confirmed. It is not yet ...

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ICE arrests 123 Criminal Aliens in New Jersey During Nationwide Operation

NEWARK, N.J. — A Mexican national who was previously deported, with convictions for indecent assault of a minor and DUI, is among 123 foreign nationals taken into custody during a month-long operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in New Jersey. The operation, which was spearheaded by ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), targeted at-large criminal aliens, illegal ...

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President Trump Pulls Ron Vitiello’s Nomination To Lead ICE

The White House has pulled its nomination of Ronald Vitiello to be the director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The Trump administration sent a notice to members of Congress on Thursday, informing them that Vitiello’s nomination to lead ICE has been rescinded, according to sources who spoke with the Associated Press. The decision to withdraw his nomination ...

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ICE arrests Canadian man twice convicted of trespassing at Kendall Jenner’s home

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on Monday arrested a Canadian man with an expired visitor’s visa, who has twice been convicted of trespassing at the California home of fashion model and television personality Kendall Jenner. John Ford, 38, was arrested in the parking lot of a local hotel by ...

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Overwhelmed Ice Facilities Forced To Release 100,00 Illegal Aliens In Past Three Months

ICE detainment centers have become so overwhelmed with illegal aliens that the agency has been forced to release over 100,000 migrant family members in the past three months. While speaking to reporters on Thursday, Nathalie Asher, a senior official with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, revealed that her agency has had to reallocate resources as it deals with a “crushing” surge ...

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ICE arrests more than 20 illegal aliens released in New York after detainers ignored

NEW YORK — During the month of February 2019, ICE’s Enforcement and Removal’s (ERO) deportation officers assigned to the New York Field Office arrested more than 20 criminal aliens throughout their area of responsibility, after they were released from local law enforcement custody with an active immigration detainer in place. “The sanctuary city politics of this city continue to put ...

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CBP in collaboration with ICE intercepts largest cocaine shipment at Port Hueneme in 25 years

LOS ANGELES — U.S. customs agents seized 221.7 pounds (100.6 kilograms) of Cocaine worth approximately $2 million concealed in produce cargo vessels arriving from Ecuador and Guatemala. On January 22, while conducting an enforcement boarding of a refrigerated vessel arriving from Ecuador, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers discovered 80 bundles of cocaine weighing 204.2 pounds (92.64 kilograms). The ...

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Sanctuary Laws Allowed Illegal Immigrant Who Tried To Kill A Cop Remain In The US, ICE Claims

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials claim a deadly shootout between an illegal immigrant and a sheriff’s deputy could have been prevented if California sanctuary laws allowed them to do their job. A deadly shootout on Sunday took place between a cop and a Mexican national. During a routine traffic stop in Napa County, California, Javier Hernandez Morales, 48, attempted to shoot Napa ...

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ICE removes UK national convicted of violating FATCA

NEW YORK — A United Kingdom national, the first to be convicted of violating the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) in the U.S., was removed to his home country Feb. 15 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers. Adrian Paul Baron, 64, was removed to London, via a commercial flight from New ...

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Rep Hank Johnson Says ICE ‘Terrorizes’ Communities In America

Georgia Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson criticized Immigrations Customs Enforcement (ICE) for “terrorizing” communities in the U.S. after a famous rapper who lived in Atlanta was arrested by ICE for being an illegal immigrant. Johnson was asked by TMZ about the rapper, 21 savage, and his arrest Tuesday, in which he advocated for the rappers release, saying ICE purposely arrested him during ...

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ICE, DHS partners; Vieques Municipal Police seize 2,378 pounds of cocaine

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), working jointly with the Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and the Vieques Municipal Police seized Thursday 2,378 pounds of cocaine south of the island of Vieques. The cocaine has an estimated street value of $25 million approximately. ...

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Democrats Wall Deal Seeks To Limit ICE’s Ability To House Criminal Illegal Immigrants

Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi

Democrats on the bicameral Homeland Security funding conference committee are demanding that border security appropriations include a limit to the number of beds at immigration detention facilities. The committee signaled last week that they are nearing a final border security deal that could be voted on prior to the Feb. 15 funding deadline. However, Republican Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby, a ...

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