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ICE self-deports from Rutgers University career fair after resistance from students

ICE self-deports from Rutgers University career fair after resistance from students

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Undocumented immigrant students sparked the fire that resulted in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) self-deporting from a career fair at Rutgers University, which is one of the most ethnically diverse colleges in the nation. ICE was slated to be one of the dozens of government agencies and nonprofits at the fair, but immigrant students were having absolutely none of that shit. "ICE's presence will most definitely disturb the Government and Public Service Career Fair by discouraging students who are concerned with their immigration status,” RU Dreamer Carlos Macazana said. “It will also surely distress students who have personal experiences regarding ICE.” In a petition, they called ICE’s presence “disturbing and unacceptable.” This week, ICE withdrew from the fair: In a stateme
Luis Ramirez-Marcano dies in ICE custody, third detainee death this fiscal year

Luis Ramirez-Marcano dies in ICE custody, third detainee death this fiscal year

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Luis Ramirez-Marcano, a 59-year-old Cuban man, has become the third immigrant to die while in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention this fiscal year. Ramirez-Marcano was transferred from Miami’s Krome Detention Center to a hospital after complaining about adbominal pain, the New York Daily News reports: "On Feb. 18, medical staff at KRMC informed ICE staff that Ramirez-Marcano was transferred to the intensive care unit where his condition continued to decline," the agency said in a statement. "Despite round-the-clock care, Ramirez-Marcano passed away the afternoon of Feb. 19." Kamyar Samini, a 64-year-old Iranian man, died on December 2 due to cardiac arrest while in ICE custody, the first of fiscal year 2018. Yulio Castro-Garrido, a 33-year-old Cuban man, died from pneu
Trump threatens to pull his ICE agents out of California as punishment or something

Trump threatens to pull his ICE agents out of California as punishment or something

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Donald Trump is threatening to punish (?) California—home to the nation’s largest population of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and undocumented immigrants overall—by pulling his Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) mass deportation agents out of the state over its recent efforts to wall off his hate: “Frankly, it’s a disgrace, the sanctuary city situation,” Trump said at the White House. If the administration were to remove Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials from California, the state would be “begging” for them to come back, he said. “I’m thinking about doing it.” The only thing California is “begging” for is for you to follow through, Donald. Do you guys need plane tickets? A GoFundMe? You name it! But sadly, since ICE’s acting director, mass
ICE continues arresting immigrants trying to gain legal status through their families

ICE continues arresting immigrants trying to gain legal status through their families

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In mid-January, Rhode Island mom Lilian Calderon was nearly deported for trying to get in line for legal status. The undocumented mom of two and her husband, a U.S. citizen, had gone to an immigration interview with photographs and documents testifying to the authenticity of their relationship in hand, only to have Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) take her into custody.  Calderon was eventually reunited with her family, but not without an intervention from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which sued for her release. It turns out, Calderon wasn’t alone in being targeted. According to an ICE affidavit filed in Calderon’s case, mass deportation agents have arrested six other immigrants in Rhode Island and Massachusetts at similar appointments. Judge Mark Wolf called Calder
Spotlight on green news & views: Why trees do it naked; sea ice hits 12,000-year low

Spotlight on green news & views: Why trees do it naked; sea ice hits 12,000-year low

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This is the 546th edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) usually appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Here is the February 3 Green Spotlight. More than 28,428 environmentally oriented stories have been rescued to appear in this series since 2006. Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. OUTSTANDING GREEN STORIES Photo of Pikin and Appolinaire taken by Jo-Anne McArthur. Tevye writes—Wildlife Photograph Of The Year Award Has Been Chosen. Two Survivors Of Horror Find Connection: “Appolinaire Ndohoudou was from Chad. During their civil war, most of his family and friends were killed. With little possessions, he escaped to Cameroon. He wanted to ease the
Man who quit job over ICE thought about his own family: 'I couldn’t comprehend us being separated'

Man who quit job over ICE thought about his own family: 'I couldn’t comprehend us being separated'

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Jordon Drydahl-Roberts, the Montana man who quit his job in the state’s Labor Department rather than be complicit in the separation of immigrant families, warns in a new op-ed that while he has been overwhelmed by the positive public reaction to his story, he’s afraid the federal government’s mass deportation agenda is set to have “a chilling effect on the good work public servants are trying to do”: Even as I’m surrounded by the warm glow of love and support from strangers, I still have a cold feeling in the pit of my stomach. I wonder how many other people, working in other government offices, have unwittingly or unwillingly been drafted into ICE’s service. How many felt trapped by circumstance, or found a way to justify it to themselves. I stumbled into public service, but I stayed be
Facebook inks music licensing deal with ICE covering 160 territories, 290K rightsholders on FB, Insta, Oculus and Messenger

Facebook inks music licensing deal with ICE covering 160 territories, 290K rightsholders on FB, Insta, Oculus and Messenger

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 Facebook today took its latest step towards making good on paying out royalties to music rightsholders around tracks that are used across its multiple platforms and networks. The company has signed a deal with ICE Services — a licensing group and copyright database of some 31 million works that represents PRS in the UK, STIM in Sweden and GEMA in Germany — to provide music… Read More
Canadian Ice Dancing Champs Fend Off Questions About Their Real-Life Relationship on Today

Canadian Ice Dancing Champs Fend Off Questions About Their Real-Life Relationship on Today

Entertainment
Team Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir took home the gold medal in the second and final night of the Olympic ice dancing competition Tuesday morning (Monday evening stateside), setting a new world record with an overall score of 206.07 in the process. But despite their chemistry on the rink, the partners of 20 years insist that’s just the performance. After their winning routine, set to the song “Come What May” from Moulin Rouge!, Virtue and Moir talked to Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie of Today about their relationship. “Your chemistry’s undeniable. Twitter’s exploding. They want you guys to be a couple,” Kotb told the pair before Guthrie chimed in, “We kind of do, too.” “Your chemistry’s undeniable. Twitter’s exploding. They want you guys to be a couple.” –@hodakotb “We kind of do to