Tag: ICE

How Did a Virus From the Atlantic Infect Mammals in the Pacific?

Sea otters and seals in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Alaska, are infected with a virus that once was seen only in animals in the Atlantic. A new study suggests that melting ice in the Arctic may be to blame — and that climate change may help spread the disease to new areas […]

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Girl who begged for dad’s release after Mississippi ICE raids reunites with her father months later

Please enable Javascript to watch this video MISSISSIPPI – Magdalena Gomez Gregorio hugged her father for the first time in months after she tearfully begged in front of reporters for his release following a massive immigration sweep in Mississippi. Her father, Andres Gomez-Jorge, was released from immigration detention last week after relatives and friends raised […]

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Kanye West: ‘I might legally change my name to Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West’

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – Kanye West said he is considering changing his name to Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West, Newsweek reports. He made the remark at the Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York Thursday. Newsweek reports he wanted to show Americans it’s possible to achieve billionaire status after complaining that Forbes magazine did not […]

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Bernie Just Dropped His Immigration Plan: Abolish ICE and Make DACA Recipients Legal

Sen. Bernie Sanders released his immigration plan Thursday, promising to enact a progressive wish list of policies, such as abolishing ICE, pausing deportations, and pushing a pathway to citizenship, much of it through executive action. The Vermont senator pledged that if elected, he would use the unilateral powers of the presidency to accomplish several things […]

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About Three Billion Social Media Users Are Being Spied On by Their Governments

Dozens of governments around the world are weaponizing social media to subvert democratic elections and spy on their own citizens, a new report reveals. The latest edition of Freedom House’s Freedom on the Net report shows that rather than acting as a vector for more transparency and open elections, the internet is being used to […]

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Booz Allen Hamilton Is Making Millions Working with ICE

Who Loves ICE is a column examining the companies profiting from their work with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Booz Allen Hamilton portrays itself on its website as a company committed to changing the world for the better, driven by a high regard for its fellow humans. “We are a global firm of approximately 26,300 […]

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Ernst & Young Creates ‘Positive Change’ by Making Millions Off of ICE

The CEO of Ernst & Young, Carmine Di Sibio, says on his company’s website that the accounting firm’s central purpose is to build “a better working world” and “create positive change” for “our people, for our clients and for our communities.” That apparently includes working with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which the company […]

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DOJ Rule Gives Green Light to Collect DNA from Asylum-Seekers and Detained Migrants

The Department of Justice released an amended regulation on Monday that allows the Trump administration to lay the groundwork for a sweeping new policy requiring DNA collection for nearly all migrants who are held temporarily or for an extended period of time in federal immigration custody, so that information can be loaded into an FBI […]

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Scientists on Arctic Expedition Choose Ice Floe That’ll Be Home for a Year

Two weeks after leaving northern Norway for the Central Arctic, and with the polar darkness settling in, an icebreaker carrying climate researchers settled next to an ice floe on Friday, putting itself at the mercy of the drifting ice for a planned yearlong expedition to better understand the changing Arctic climate. Scientists on the 400-foot […]

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College Kids Are Vowing Not to Work for Palantir Because of Its ICE Contracts

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. More than 1,200 students at 17 universities across the country have pledged not to work for data and software services company Palantir because of its work with ICE and other federal immigration agencies. “We the undersigned are pledging not to work at […]

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California Just Banned Private Prisons, Including ICE Detention Facilities

California just passed a bill banning all for-profit prisons and immigrant detention facilities in the state, the Guardian reports — and some of these facilities could be gone as early as next year. Bill AB32, passed Wednesday and heading to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk for signing, would shut down private facilities that hold inmates with […]

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Bill de Blasio Talks ICE, Sex Work Decriminalization and Why Black People Should Support His Campaign

Eyes on 2020An in-depth look at the candidates vying for the highest office in the land in 2020. New York City Mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Bill de Blasio said Donald Trump won the 2016 Election because people stayed home instead of hitting the polls, not because the majority of the country is racist (03:25). […]

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Trump Administration Diverts FEMA Disaster Relief Money to Keep More Migrants in Cages

In this March 27, 2019, file photo, Central American migrants wait for food in a pen erected by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to process a surge of migrant families and unaccompanied minors in El Paso, Texas. Photo: Cedar Attanasio, File (AP Photo) The Department of Homeland Security informed Congress this week that it will […]

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The Trump Administration Is Taking Millions Away from FEMA for More ICE Beds

The Trump administration is going to take money away from FEMA to pay for more ICE detention space. The Department of Homeland Security will transfer $116 million from other agencies under its control — including the Coast Guard, the TSA, and FEMA — to fund the expansion of the immigrant detention system, NBC News reports. […]

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ICE Keeps Arresting Prominent Immigration Activists. They Think They’re Being Targeted.

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Since President Trump took office, ICE has arrested at least 20 undocumented activists. As that figure continues to rise, advocates across the country increasingly worry they’re being targeted because of their activism — not their immigration status. Marcos Baltazar, an undocumented immigrant […]

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ICE Said to Have Shut Down an Immigrant Hotline After Orange Is the New Black Featured It in an Episode

Protesters march to offices of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on July 13, 2019, to call for an end to criminalization, detention and deportation of migrants. Photo: Nuccio DiNuzzo (Getty) In what seems to be a case of life imitating art, Donald Trump style, immigration advocates charge the Trump administration deactivated a lawyer hotline […]

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