McManus at 2017 scene of migrants found in trailer: ‘We are not involving ICE in this investigation’
After San Antonio police on Monday evening discovered more than 40 people dead in a tractor-trailer on the Southwest Side, officials within hours handed off the investigation to federal immigration authorities and took on a support role.
Fake heiress Anna Sorokin makes new bid to fight deportation
Anna Sorokin, the convicted swindler who claimed to be a German heiress to finance a posh lifestyle in New York, is making a new bid to fight deportation, a lawyer said Tuesday. ICE on Tuesday said only that she remains in the agency's custody.news.yahoo.com
Feds charge 7 in SW Bexar County human smuggling bust
All seven suspects were drivers or passengers of vehicles stopped by Bexar County Sheriff’s investigators Thursday afternoon after they left a property in the 11200 block of Briggs Road, where a neighbor had reported seeing 50 people exit a tractor trailer.
Harris’s new communications director apologizes for years-old tweets about ‘undocumented folks’
In a second tweet Friday, Simmons attempted to clear the record by saying he’s “never advocated for, nor believed that Dreamers should be targeted by ICE agents.” “Dreamers” is the term used to describe immigrants living in the U.S. under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which was designed to protect them from deportation.washingtonpost.com
‘Hocus Pocus’ actor plays Heads Up!, makes 2 recipes from new ‘Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook’
Actor and musician Larry Bagby, who played "Ice" on the Halloween classic "Hocus Pocus," helps Mike and Fiona make Dead Man's Toes, Dead Man's Toes and William's Wormy Dirt Bed Cake from "The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook."
After delay, Texas to begin releasing migrants held in violation of state law under Gov. Greg Abbott’s border crackdown
The almost 250 detained men, whose immediate release was ordered three days ago, are expected to be turned over to federal authorities to be detained again, deported or freed in the United States while their cases are being resolved.
WATCH LIVE: Officials with ICE’s Homeland Securities Investigations discuss weapons trafficking operation
Officials with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Securities Investigations will be at Laredo on Friday to discuss arrests made and weapons seized under Operation Without a Trace.
ICE rolls out new guidelines for deportations to focus on certain groups
ICE rolls out new guidelines for deportations to focus on certain groups The Biden administration issued new guidance Thursday instructing deportation agents to focus on apprehending recent border-crossers and immigrants determined to threaten national security and public safety, and requiring them to seek supervisory approval for other arrests. Nick Miroff, an immigration reporter with The Washington Post, discusses how critics are responding to the new guidance and who is no longer a priority for ICE.cbsnews.com
I-10 WB reopens at Fair Oaks Parkway Saturday following crash; Icy conditions developing on roads
SAN ANTONIO – The westbound lanes of Interstate 10 have reopened at Fair Oaks Parkway following a crash Saturday morning. With temperatures expected to stay below freezing for several days and wintry precipitation in the forecast, drivers are urged to stay off the roads if possible. For more information on traffic you can click here to view our traffic page on KSAT.com. To view more on the current weather conditions, click here. You can get the very latest forecast an check out the interactive radar anytime by bookmarking our weather page and downloading the KSAT Weather Authority App - available for both Apple and Android devices.
Transportation officials engage plans to keep roads safe during wintry weather conditions
SAN ANTONIO – Below-freezing temperatures are expected in the coming days, and those responsible for keeping roads safe are hard a work preparing for the worst. RELATED: Cold & cloudy Friday, More wintry weather expected by Sunday night“We’ve been monitoring the weather conditions since earlier this week,” said Laura Lopez, spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). While it won’t melt ice, it does provide traction on slick roads. Such areas are more likely to freeze, but with the possibility of slick roads pretty much anywhere throughout our area, officials warn people to stay off them this weekend if possible. These San Antonio-area school districts have announced changes for Monday due to expected wintry weather
Feds seize 284 fake sports championship rings from Florida memorabilia store
Federal authorities seized hundreds of fake sports championship rings from a memorabilia store in Florida, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Thursday. The law enforcement agency's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) team found 284 counterfeit "sports championship rings" at "Friendly Confines Collectibles" in Oviedo, Florida, on January 14, ICE said. The rings were replicated as teams from the NFL, NBA and WWE. ICE seized hundreds of counterfeit rings last week. The recent seizure was predicated upon a previous one made in November, when federal agents seized 54 fake NFL and 30 NBA rings that were shipped from China and headed for Friendly Confines Collectibles.cbsnews.com
ICE has no clear timeline to vaccinate immigrants in custody
ICE has no clear timeline to vaccinate immigrants in custody Nearly 9,000 immigrants in ICE custody have been infected with the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic. U.S. immigrations officials have agreed to vaccinate more than 15,000 detainees once doses become available. But the agency still has no concrete timeline on when that will be. CBS News immigration reporter Camilo Montoya-Galvez joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss.cbsnews.com
Couple hid in Philadelphia church for over 2 years to avoid deportation
Couple hid in Philadelphia church for over 2 years to avoid deportation Oneita and Clive Thompson are celebrating freedom after spending 843 days in hiding to avoid deportation. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said it will no longer seek removal of the couple, who have five children. The Thompsons join CBSN to share their story.cbsnews.com
Attorney: US deports woman who alleged sex assault by guards in Texas
HOUSTON – An immigrant woman who accused guards of sexually assaulting her at a detention center was deported Monday, weeks after she was interviewed by investigators, the woman’s lawyer said. Linda Corchado told the El Paso Times that the woman was deported to Mexico, just under a month after the she underwent a five-hour interview. The woman alleged guards at the El Paso Processing Center forcibly kissed her and targeted her in places where they could not be seen by security cameras. After the Texas Tribune and ProPublica first reported the allegations, the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general opened an investigation into her case and allegations from at least two other people. Corchado said the woman told the inspector general and the FBI about the blind spots that guards allegedly used.
US Forest Service police dog survives second stabbing attack
In this Aug. 28, 2020, photo provided by the USDA Forest Service, is an 11-year-old Belgian Malinois named Ice, a highly decorated U.S. Forest Service police dog, the day after he suffered nine stab wounds during a marijuana raid in Northern California. (USDA Forest Service via AP)SACRAMENTO, Calif. A highly decorated U.S. Forest Service police dog suffered nine stab wounds during a marijuana raid in Northern California. What's more, it's the second time the dog, an 11-year-old Belgian Malinois named Ice, recovered after being seriously injured on the job. The dog, which had been wearing a protective vest, was released later that afternoon, and federal prosecutors are still considering charges. Ice had multiple stab wounds that were more severe during a similar raid in 2016, the agency said.
ICE: Man accused in drunk driving crash that killed 3 motorcyclists in Texas Hill Country in U.S. illegally
Kerr County Sheriff’s deputies say Ivan Robles Navejas crossed over the center line on Highway 16, striking several of the motorcycles head-on. Kerr County man charged in head-on crash that killed three Blue Line Law Enforcement motorcyclistsThree motorcyclists were killed in the crashed and four others were injured and hospitalized. ICE spokesperson Nina Pruneda on Tuesday confirmed that Robles Navejas is “an unlawfully present Mexican national,” leading the agency to filed an immigration detainer against him. In November 2016, ICE encountered Robles Navejas after a DWI arrest in Kerr County, but he did not meet the agency’s enforcement priorities at that time. Robles Navejas also has a pending aggravated assault charge stemming from a 2018 incident in Bexar County, court records showed.
Every positive COVID-19 case in Pearsall traced to immigration detention center, officials say
Every positive COVID-19 case in Pearsall traced to immigration detention center, officials sayPublished: May 5, 2020, 6:34 pmAll of the 10 positive COVID-19 cases in Frio County have been traced to the South Texas Immigration and Customs Enforcement Processing and Detention Center, according to Fred Reyes, Pearsall city manager.
ICE sued over treatment of 5-year-old with head injury
The mother of a 5-year-old Guatemalan boy sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement over the medical care he has received in detention for a head injury suffered before the family was arrested. About a month later, he and his family were detained by ICE during what they thought was a routine check-in. The boy, his 1-year-old brother and their mother were taken to ICE's family detention center at Dilley, Texas, while their father was taken to a detention center in California. The boy was not seen at the hospital by a pediatric neurologist, according to medical records obtained by his family's attorneys. Cohen said the boy had an appointment to see a neurologist before the family was detained by ICE.cbsnews.com
eBay is more like the NYSE than Amazon, says Intercontinental Exchange CEO Jeffrey Sprecher
The e-commerce giant eBay more closely resembles the New York Stock Exchange than it does Amazon, at least in the eyes of Intercontinental Exchange CEO Jeffrey Sprecher. He suggested instead that eBay "be viewed as a 25-year-old cash market for collectible goods, which looks a lot more like the New York Stock Exchange than Amazon." The comments came as Sprecher sought to clarify ICE's discussions with eBay. ICE operates exchanges for commodity and financial markets, including the New York Stock Exchange. Sprecher acknowledged that pressure but stopped short of asserting that it prevented talks between ICE and eBay.cnbc.com
eBay has ended its employee shuttle service, a common perk in Silicon Valley, amid cutbacks
eBay in January discontinued its shuttle service, which transported employees from around the San Francisco Bay Area to its offices. The service wasn't being used by enough employees to justify the cost, according to a person close to the company. The majority of eBay's shuttle service operated between San Francisco (the North Bay) and San Jose (the South Bay), where the company already has two offices respectively, this person said. Silicon Valley tech companies including Facebook, Google and Apple contract shuttle services for employees who commute from various areas around San Francisco Bay Area's sprawling region. Tech workers often live far outside of San Francisco and Silicon Valley in search of lower housing prices.cnbc.com
EBay shares pop on report Intercontinental Exchange made takeover offer
Shares of eBay surged 8.7% on Tuesday after The Wall Street Journal reported that Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has made a bid to acquire eBay's marketplace business. The companies aren't in formal talks about a possible takeover and there's no guarantee eBay will choose to pursue any deal, the Journal reported. The deal could value eBay at roughly $30 billion, according to the publication. An eBay spokesperson told CNBC in a statement: "The eBay Board is aligned and open to all value-enhancing alternatives. ICE has approached eBay about owning the company's online marketplace, not its classifieds business, the Journal reported.cnbc.com
ICE arrested fewer in 2019 as resources shifted to border
Many of those families were released into the U.S. while their asylum requests wind through the courts a practice President Donald Trump has derided as "catch-and-release." Homeland Security officials have said they would detain families, but ICE has not been funded for that. The emergency funds from Congress did not include additional bed space for immigration detention. At one point, ICE was detaining some 56,000 people.chicagotribune.com
ICE ETF Hub a 'highway' for modernizing ETFs: BlackRock
BlackRock and NYSE owner ICE are looking to improve efficiency in the ETF market with their new ETF Hub as the industry continues to boom. The hub's key features, according to the ICE ETF Hub website, include processes to streamline ETF order entries, consolidate issuer data and provide the analytic tools needed while also facilitating fixed income ETF trading. The latter has been a focus of BlackRock's Samara Cohen, co-head of iShares Markets and Investments at Blackrock, given the surge in bond ETF trading. In fact, over half of net ETF inflows have gone to bond ETFs in 2019. This is particularly relevant given that bond ETF trading, unlike for many ETF groups, has yet to be electronified, another goal Cohen has for the Hub.cnbc.com
Intercontinental Exchange overhauls ETF issuing process
That is the central goal behind the Intercontinental Exchange's recently rolled-out "Hub" for exchange-traded funds, a joint effort by the New York Stock Exchange parent and ETF issuers like BlackRock meant to streamline the often complex, decentralized process of bringing ETFs to market, ICE President Ben Jackson tells CNBC's "ETF Edge." The ICE ETF Hub, which launched in October, is an attempt to simplify the ETF issuing process for these industry players by offering what it calls key "efficiencies" such as messaging, order management and analytics. "There's a whole negotiation process between the issuers and the banks around, 'What is going to be an acceptable sample for that bank to trade of securities in lieu for a share of the ETF?' So, what we're doing is really lubricating that process," Jackson said. Given that performance during a holiday week, Jackson anticipated even more engagement in the new year as ICE builds out the hub's capabilities.cnbc.com
Joe Giudice Speaks Out for First Time Since Leaving ICE Custody: 'My Family Is the Most
Joe Giudice is sending his family love from Italy! In his first statement since being released from ICE custody and departing the U.S. for his native Italy, Giudice tells Bravo's The Daily Dish, "You just gotta look forward and never look back." "Life, its always better to look through the windshield and not through the rear view mirror," he said. Watch the video below for more on the Giudice family. RELATED CONTENT: Joe Giudice Speaks Out For the First Time Since Release From ICE Facility Embed Code RestartJoe Giudice Shows Off 50-Pound Weight Loss With Shirtless Pic After Being Released From ICE CustodyJoe Giudice Lost 'More Than 50 Pounds' During Prison Stint -- and Here's HowJoe Giudice FaceTimes Daughter Gia After Leaving ICE Custody
Jessie Reyez talks "Far Away," her new single, and the struggles immigrants face
Jessie Reyez's new music video for "Far Away" shines a light on the realities immigrants face at the U.S.-Mexico border. Reyez says "Far Away" will be the first solo song that she's had in a while. CBS News: The visuals for "Far Away" are jarring and methodical. "Far Away" by Jessie Reyez Phillip HarrisCBS News: Why is the message in "Far Away" so important? Jessie Reyez's "Far Away" Phillip HarrisCBS News: There's so much symbolism in "Far Away."cbsnews.com
Colombian Narcotics Kingpin Sentenced to Prison for Bribing Former Federal Agent to Dismiss Indictment
At the time of the dismissal, Ciccione was the case agent for Operation Cornerstone, a large-scale Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case that resulted in indictments of over 100 Colombia-based cocaine traffickers from the Cali Cartel. This defendant was a drug kingpin who paid a Special Agent to bribe his way out of a criminal indictment, said Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Departments Criminal Division. In furtherance of this scheme to obstruct justice, Ciccione misled the U.S. Attorneys Office, HSI management, and altered TECS records to secure the dismissal. Ciccone also falsified the concurrence of several other federal agents and attempted to obtain entry for Piedrahita-Ceballos into the United States. The Criminal Divisions Office of International Affairs, the Office of the Judicial Attach in Colombia and the Drug Enforcement Administration provided valuable assistance to the investigation.justice.gov
Shots fired during Tennessee ICE operation
CNN VideoANTIOCH, Tennessee (CNN) - An ICE officer fired shots in a Tennessee grocery store parking lot during an attempted vehicle stop Thursday. The shooting occurred in a Food Lion parking lot outside Nashville in Antioch, Tennessee. ICE's Office of Professional Responsibility, which looks into all officer-involved shootings involving ICE, is also investigating, the ICE official said. Memphis FBI spokesman Joel Siskovic said the individual who the ICE officer was attempting to stop remains at large. The vehicle he had been driving was found abandoned with blood inside, the ICE official said.
ICE rounds up hundreds of undocumented workers in immigration sweeps in Mississippi
U.S. immigration authorities on Wednesday rounded up hundreds of undocumented workers in food processing plants during a sprawling operation in Mississippi that officials touted as the largest immigration enforcement sweep in a single state in U.S. history. By targeting workplaces across six different cities in southern Mississippi, Immigration and Customs and Enforcement (ICE) agents, with the help of the local district attorney's office, apprehended approximately 680 undocumented immigrants. At a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi Mike Hurst said the large-scale raids collectively represented "the largest single state immigration enforcement operation in our nation's history." Peco Foods, a poultry processing and packaging company, confirmed that ICE conducted operations at three of its facilities in southern Mississippi. We know from past immigration enforcement actions of this type, that there are going to be children who go home tonight and their parents will be gone," Solrzano told CBS News.cbsnews.com
ICE rounds up hundreds of undocumented workers in immigration sweeps in Mississippi
U.S. immigration authorities on Wednesday rounded up hundreds of undocumented workers in food processing plants during a sprawling operation in Mississippi that officials touted as the largest immigration enforcement sweep in a single state in U.S. history. By targeting workplaces across six different cities in southern Mississippi, Immigration and Customs and Enforcement (ICE) agents, with the help of the local district attorney's office, apprehended approximately 680 undocumented immigrants. At a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi Mike Hurst said the large-scale raids collectively represented "the largest single state immigration enforcement operation in our nation's history." On Wednesday afternoon, Magdalena Gomez Gregorio tearfully pleaded for the return of her dad, one of hundreds of undocumented immigrants rounded up Wednesday by ICE. Peco Foods, a poultry processing and packaging company, confirmed that ICE conducted operations at three of its facilities in southern Mississippi.cbsnews.com
BCSO deputy suspended for mistaken release of inmate held on ICE detainer
SAN ANTONIO - A Bexar County jailer was suspended for mistakenly releasing an inmate who was being held on an ICE detainer, according to disciplinary documents. Deputy Selena Berlanga was suspended without pay for five days in April, three months after Ricardo Mujica was improperly released from jail. Berlanga had release paperwork for 14 inmates, according to the document, but 16 of them were in line. Berlanga allegedly noticed one of the inmates and escorted him back into the jail, but failed to notice Mujica. Becase he already satisfied the conditions of the state charge, the sheriff's office had no authority to rearrest him, officials previously said.
Customs agents crack down on fake goods
ICE has special customs agents, a branch of the agency many people haven't heard of. PORTLAND, Ore. - When you think of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE for short, the immigration side is what usually comes to mind. "During the investigation we found he had returned about 3,000 phones to Apple," said Williams. Finally, Williams showed the FOX 12 Investigators a case out of state still being investigated by HSI agents. Williams said being sentenced for counterfeiting and trafficking goods could get you up to 20-years in prison.
See what it looks like inside the ICE facility in Dilley
DILLEY – KSAT 12 reporter Tiffany Huertas toured Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas on Thursday. ICE officials prohibited members of the media from recording audio or video while inside the facility on Thursday. Officials also prohibited members of the media from talking to families staying at the residential center. After leaving the residential center, Tiffany journaled her experience:A young girl smiles as she eats lunch in the cafeteria. At this time, a video plays in different languages on the wall about “know your rights.”It’s lunchtime at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas.
Mayor of South Texas town says city will not house ICE detainees
LA JOYA, Texas – The mayor of a city in the Rio Grande Valley said the city will not house Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees in its jails or detention centers. La Joya Mayor Jose "Fito" Salinas confirmed to KSAT that the city will not hold immigrants for ICE. The City of La Joya in the RGV announces they will not house ICE detainees. AdThe fact sheet states that ICE has posted information on the reunification process in all of its facilities. ICE released the following statement to KSAT Monday:“ICE does not house ICE detainees at the La Joya City Jail.
Democratic leaders experience RGV detention centers firsthand
Democratic leaders and members of pro-immigration organizations gathered in the Rio Grande Valley on Saturday. Democratic members of Congress spoke with Border Patrol agents and still have no clear picture of when the rest of the children will be with their parents. They expressed their feelings after a tour of detention centers earlier in the day. Many of the leaders described the conditions the people inside were staying in as inhumane. As city leaders across the country continue learning details of the issue, they are taking action.