I wonder if you could argue successfully in court that it is not murder to kill an ICE agent, because a human being couldn't possibly behave that way.
"I was kind of in shock, to be blunt with you," Wright said.Rodriguez, whose visa had expired, had lived in the area for more than a dozen years. He had worked in bilingual education and periodically tipped police to trouble spots."He was real pro-law enforcement," the police chief said. "Shoot, anybody would like to have him as a neighbor."Trump, on the campaign, had talked about kicking out Mexican "drug dealers, criminals, rapists." And that's the kind of immigration crackdown a lot of people here were expecting."Yeah, we don't want that element," Wright said. But Rodriguez? The police chief couldn't believe sending him back to Mexico would do anybody any good.
what this tells me is that sometimes cats hear dog whistles.
More than half the Haitians affected by Monday's announcement live in Florida, where lawmakers had asked that they be allowed to remain. The lawmakers cited ongoing economic and political difficulties in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, as well as a still-raging cholera epidemic."I traveled to Haiti after the earthquake in 2010 and after hurricane Matthew in 2016. So I can personally attest that Haiti is not prepared to take back nearly 60,000 TPS recipients under these difficult and harsh conditions," said Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.), one of several GOP lawmakers who joined Democratic leaders in chastising the decision on Twitter. Ros-Lehtinen is co-sponsoring a bipartisan bill that would extend TPS for Haitians and others.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) kept 92 Somali immigrants chained on an airplane for 46 hours in "slave ship" conditions during a botched attempt to deport them back to Somalia earlier this month, detainees and advocates say.The plane carrying the Somalis--chartered by the ICE Air Operations division--made a pit stop in Dakar, Senegal, 10 hours after taking off from Louisiana on December 7. But the plane never made it to Mogadishu. Instead, after parking the plane on the tarmac for nearly a day, ICE turned it around and made the 4,600-mile flight back to the United States on December 9.Interviewed by Newsweek, one of the men on the plane and an attorney for two others said ICE deprived the Somalis of adequate food and water, and access to a working bathroom, during their two-day detention on board, forcing them to urinate in empty water bottles or, when they ran out of the bottles, on themselves.