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After years of neglect under the Obama administration, ICE has finally got its mojo back. On Thursday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced its largest anti-gang operation to date. According to ICE officials, agents have arrested 1,378 people in a massive six-week operation across the country.
“Of the arrests, 933 were US citizens and 445 were foreign nationals, though ICE could not provide how many were in the US illegally,” notes CNN. “Of the total arrests, 280 were solely immigration-related.”
Three of the suspects arrested were individuals who had received protected status under former President Obama Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DREAM.
Another eight were identified as members of the notoriously deadly MS-13 gang.
MS-13 is largely comprised of illegal aliens. The notorious international gang is known for its horrific violence and unapologetic executions. MS-13 originated in the Latino communities of Los Angeles; its members are primarily of Central American descent with El Salvadorians making up the bulk of its membership. The gang operates out of the United States and Central America.
As The Daily Wire reported, MS-13 murdered eight people in March alone. One of the victims was a teenage girl killed in a satanic ritual.
While left-wing media outlets are attempting to downplay the recent round of ICE arrests by suggesting that most of the men detained are U.S. citizens, they fail to acknowledge the fact that the vast majority of the men caught in ICE’s large net are confirmed to be active members of gangs.
“Of the 1,378 total arrests, 1,095 were confirmed to be gang members or affiliates of a gang… including mostly Bloods, followed by Sureños, MS-13 and the Crips,” reports CNN, citing ICE. “A similar operation in March 2016 netted more than 1,100 arrests.”
The suspects arrested in the operation largely came from large urban centers, including Atlanta, New York, Houston, and Newark.
I am wondering if they were on the list to get because they belonged to a gang. They either deport them or put them in prison. A lot of stupid US citizen's have joined these Groups and I would say that is who they arrested.
Ray, as you know "ICE" stands for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a United States federal law enforcement agency under the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for identifying, investigating, and dismantling vulnerabilities regarding the nation's border, economic, transportation, and infrastructure security. ICE has two primary components: Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Headquartered in Washington, D.C., ICE is charged with the investigation and enforcement of over 400 federal statutes within the United States, and maintains attachés at major U.S. embassies overseas.
 The mission of ICE is to protect the United States and uphold public safety by enforcing immigration and customs laws.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was formed pursuant to the Homeland Security Act of 2002 following the events of September 11, 2001. With the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security the functions and jurisdictions of several border and revenue enforcement agencies were combined and consolidated into U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Consequently, ICE is the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security, and the second largest contributor to the nation's Joint Terrorism Task Force (after the Federal Bureau of Investigation).
The agencies that were either moved entirely or merged in part into ICE included the investigative and intelligence resources of the United States Customs Service, the criminal investigative and detention and deportation resources of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the Federal Protective Service. The Federal Protective Service was transferred from ICE to the National Protection and Programs Directorate effective October 28, 2009. At one point, the Federal Air Marshals Service was moved from the Transportation Security Administration to ICE, but they were eventually moved back to the TSA.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is responsible for identifying and eliminating border, economic, transportation, and infrastructure security vulnerabilities. ICE has an estimated 15,000 employees in 400 domestic and 50 international offices, though another official figure counts 20,000 employees.
The organization is composed of two law enforcement directorates and several support divisions each headed by a director who reports to an Executive Associate Director. The divisions of ICE provide investigation, interdiction and security services to the public and other law enforcement partners in the federal and local sectors.
Enforcement and Removal Operations Directorate
Secure Communities and Enforcement Division
Immigration Health Services Division
Mission Support Division
Detention Management Division
Local Field Offices
Homeland Security Investigations Directorate
Domestic Operations Division
Office of International Affairs
Mission Support Division
National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center
National Security Investigations Division
Management and Administration
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
The Special Agents of HSI use their broad legal authority to investigate and combat a range of issues that threaten the national security of the United States such as strategic crimes, human rights violations, human smuggling, art theft, human trafficking, drug smuggling, arms trafficking and other types of smuggling (including weapons of mass destruction), immigration crimes, gang investigations; financial crimes including money laundering, bulk cash smuggling, financial fraud, and trade based money laundering (including trade finance and Kimberley Process investigations); terrorism, computer crimes including the international trafficking of child pornography over the Internet, intellectual property rights crimes (trafficking of counterfeit trademark protected merchandise), cultural property crimes (theft and smuggling of antiquities and art), and import/export enforcement issues. HSI special agents conduct investigations aimed at protecting critical infrastructure industries that are vulnerable to sabotage, attack or exploitation. HSI special agents also provide security details for VIPs, witness protection, and support the U.S. Secret Service's mission during overtaxed times such as special-security events and protecting candidates running for U.S. president.
HSI was formerly known as the Office of Investigations (OI). HSI Special Agents have legal authority to enforce the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (Title 8), U.S. Customs Laws (Title 19), along with Titles 5, 6, 12, 18 (Federal Criminal Code and Rules), 21 (drugs), 22, 26, 28, 31 (exclusive jurisdiction over Money and Finance investigations), 46, 49, and 50 (War and National Defense) statutes; giving ICE the broadest federal law enforcement jurisdiction of any agency. HSI has more than 6,500 Special Agents, and ICE is the second largest federal law enforcement agency within the United States government.
The Office of Intelligence is a subcomponent of HSI. The Office of Intelligence employs a variety of Special Agents, Intelligence Research Specialists, Intelligence Officers, Reports Officers, and Intelligence Assistants to meet HSI's tactical and strategic intelligence needs. Collectively, these intelligence professions collect, analyze, and disseminate intelligence for use by the operational elements of ICE and DHS. Consequently, the Office of Intelligence works closely with the United States Intelligence Community and the intelligence components of other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. HSI Intelligence professionals use a variety of tools and techniques as part of their methodology. For example, HSI Intelligence professionals employ social network, geospatial, financial, psychological, and telecommunications analysis to create visual link charts, finished intelligence reports, and other products for DHS operators and policy-makers. In HSI field offices, analysts are typically assigned to a specific group, such as financial crimes, counter-proliferation, intellectual property rights, narcotics, or document fraud; or, alternatively, are assigned to a residential intelligence unit, known as a SAC Intelligence Group (SIG). In either case, ICE intelligence professionals typically develop an expertise in one area, such as target assessment and recruitment, intelligence report writing, or other tactical intelligence support. Special Agents assigned to HSI SIGs generally focus on Human Intelligence (HUMINT) collection.
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OK. I c now that ICE has arrest power over quite a range of illegal activities. Thx.
BREAKING: killary's Violent Meltdown Caught on Camera.
A Washington insider just posted this brand new footage of Hillary after Trump's Inauguration... and I have to warn you: it's downright disturbing.
It turns out Crooked killary wasn't done scheming the day Trump took his oath.
States Cracking Down Hard on Sanctuary City Policies! 5/12/17
President Trump was recently handed another suspicious legal defeat when a federal court blocked his executive order calling on the Justice Department to yank grant money from sanctuary cities, but an overview of recent state-level legislative activity shows that merely by putting these jurisdictions under the spotlight, Trump is rapidly changing the lay of the land.
Last week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law a complete ban on sanctuary cities, and at least 32 other states have similar legislation in the works. Mississippi, Georgia, and Indiana have already passed laws that will, in theory, punish any cities or public institutions for harboring illegal immigrants.
There is no legal definition for what constitutes a “sanctuary city,” but the term is generally applied to cities that refuse to fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities. In specific context, this usually means local jail officials are forbidden from notifying ICE about an undocumented prisoner and barred from detaining such a prisoner, even if federal authorities issue a request.
As a candidate, Trump used the tragedy of Kate Steinle, a San Francisco woman murdered by an oft-deported illegal immigrant, to highlight the dangers these policies pose to the general public.
In a major speech on immigration in September, he said, “We will block funding for sanctuary cities. We will end the sanctuary cities that have resulted in so many needless deaths. Cities that refuse to cooperate with federal authorities will not receive taxpayer dollars, and we will work with Congress to pass legislation to protect those jurisdictions that do assist federal authorities.”
In the wake of the president’s efforts, the number of states cracking down on sanctuary cities has skyrocketed. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 18 states considered anti-sanctuary laws in 2016 while only four states proposed them the year prior.
The efforts have met significant pushback, but it’s quickly becoming clear that the defenders of these policies do not have the facts on their side. In an op-ed written to oppose the new Texas law, four sheriffs – including Sally Hernandez of Travis County – wrote: “Immigrants who are here are significantly less likely to commit crimes. In fact, FBI crime statistics have found that labeled ‘sanctuary’ cities experience lower rates of all crime types, including homicides.”
That would be a powerful argument.
PolitiFact, however, concluded: “There’s no such FBI report.”
North Korea Claims Latest Missile Tested Can Carry a Large Nuclear Warhead
North Korea state news agency KCNA reported Monday that the Hwasong-12 missile tested Sunday was "capable of carrying a large-size heavy nuclear warhead."
The missile test was supervised by Kim Jong Un and "aimed at verifying the tactical and technological specifications of the newly developed ballistic rocket capable of carrying a large-size heavy nuclear warhead."
Missile experts initially thought the rogue communist regime had tested a new type of intermediate-range ballistic missile, but U.S. officials told Fox News that is not the assessment from the U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Strategic Command.
A U.S. official told Fox News the missile splashed down about 60 miles south of Russia’s Vladivostok region and approximately 250 miles from Japanese shores.
Physicist David Wright, director of the Union of Concerned Scientists Global Security Program, said that though the missile only traveled for 700km, it flew at an unusually high altitude and reached an apogee of 2,000km. That means that if it flew at a normal trajectory it would have a maximum range of 4,500km - putting Guam, 3,400 miles from North Korea, in its range.
Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, appearing on ABC's "This Week," said Kim Jong Un's attitude needs to change before President Trump would consider meeting with him.
“What we're going to do is continue to tighten the screws. He feels it. He absolutely feels it. And we're going to continue, whether it's sanctions, whether it's press statements, anything that we have to do.
"Having a missile test is not the way to sit down with the president, because he's absolutely not going to do it. And I can tell you, he can sit there and say all the conditions he wants, until he meets our conditions, we're not sitting down with him.”
The United Nations said Sunday it will hold closed "consultations on North Korea's latest ballistic missile test" Tuesday afternoon.
He could do it and we need to be prepared.
Trump's Going to Do Something Amazing to the White House Tonight for Fallen Officers
The Washington Examiner is reporting on the wonderful thing Trump has planned tonight. Sarah Westwood reports: President Trump will light the White House in blue on Monday night to honor fallen police officers, after his visit to Capitol Hill to memorialize officers killed in the line of duty.
"In humble appreciation of our hard-working law enforcement officers, Melania and I will light the White House in blue on May 15," Trump announced in a statement released shortly before his Capitol appearance.
I think it is GREAT!! Better than the rainbow of Obama and the gays!! I wonder if the news media or I guess I should say TV show it like they did when Obama did it.