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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Ice
They bill themselves as "the real border security experts," but the National Border Patrol Council — the union representing U.S. Border Patrol agents — has been uniquely silent as Congress prepares to debate immigration.
Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, in Tuesday floor remarks, called for the firing of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement head for failing to uphold and enforce border laws.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reached its highest number yet of companies audited for illegal immigrants on their payrolls this past fiscal year.
A D.C. Council committee Tuesday advanced a bill that cuts in half the amount of time U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has to pick up illegal immigrants placed on a civil detainer.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies have distributed the bulk of $29.5 million in "asset sharing" funds to a dozen Texas law enforcement agencies to combat drug cartels.
A federal immigration agent shot and seriously wounded a co-worker during a Thursday evening workplace confrontation before another agent pulled his weapon and shot the gunman to death inside a Southern California federal building, the FBI said.
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday asked Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano to provide a list of illegal and criminal immigrants who have been flagged by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents but have not been detained or placed in removal proceedings.
The D.C. Council introduced a bill Tuesday that cuts in half the amount of time U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has to pick up illegal immigrants placed on a civil detainer.
An illegal immigrant who fatally struck a Benedictine nun while driving drunk was found guilty in Prince William County on Monday of felony murder — a case that sparked outrage in a county at the forefront of debates on local enforcement of federal immigration laws.
The Montgomery County Council shifted course Tuesday, softening its opposition to a federal deportation program for illegal immigrants.
A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-led task force has arrested 678 gang members and their associates from 133 different gangs during a nationwide sweep in 168 U.S. cities targeting gangs affiliated with drug-trafficking cartels in Mexico.
The director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday told the parents, friends and associates of slain ICE Agent Jaime Zapata that the U.S. and Mexican governments would "bring the long arm of the law down" on the drug smugglers who killed him and wounded his partner Victor Avila.
A rosary service will be held Monday night at the Brownsville, Texas, Events Center for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agent Jaime Zapata, who was fatally shot last week reportedly by members of the brutal Los Zetas drug cartel during an ambush on a major highway 230 miles north of Mexico City.
U.S. law enforcement agencies are working closely with Mexican authorities in the investigation of Tuesday afternoon's shooting of two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, one of whom was killed in the ambush by unknown assailants on a highway 230 miles north of Mexico City.
One U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent assigned to an attache office in Mexico City was killed and a second agent wounded when shot Tuesday afternoon by unknown assailants while driving on a highway between Mexico City and Monterrey.