Reports that ICE is out and about

Just a warning to those concerned, pass it on. This is a surprise since the press was fed Sunday as day 1. Could just be some gung-ho agents getting ahead of things, who knows.

Open thread.

23 replies
  1. 1
    Jerzy Russian says:

    You mean they are rounding people up (even more than usual)? Time to donate to the ACLU again.

  2. 2
    Spanky says:

    “The Nine are abroad.”

  3. 3
    JoyceH says:

    Something I don’t understand about this. We’ve been told that all these border crossers are being held at the border stations because the detention facilities are full. So these people they round up – where are they going to put them?

  4. 4
    Baud says:


    From what I read, these are people with deportation orders, so they will presumably be deported immediately. But I don’t know.

  5. 5
    Alain says:

    @JoyceH: They have hotels, bus and plane travel lined up. So, short administrative trials (relatively, these may still last days, hence the hotels) and then deportation via airline.

  6. 6
    Alain says:

    @Baud: there is a process – I called it an administrative trial which may be incorrect – that they follow before expelling the person.

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    FlyingToaster says:

    It could also be individual offices had things ready to go earlier. I haven’t heard anything new about the Bwahstin area — my husband’s job is no longer next door to their caged compound in Burlington.

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    Mandalay says:

    @Alain An OP with no links for the details?

  9. 9
    hueyplong says:

    Of course ICE is out and about. Anytime Trump has a bad day, someone has to be hurt to make the shitheel feel better, and these are his favorite targets.

  10. 10
    Immanentize says:

    No one expects the Trumpish Inquisition.

  11. 11
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    I fucking hate this timeline. And I’m white, and can produce a passport and birth certificate with few problems.


  12. 12

    @SiubhanDuinne: That’s why I told Madame and the kid to get a passport card when they renewed their passports.

    ETA: I, on the other hand, don’t have a valid passport or passport card; but I’m WASP’y.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @JoyceH: They’re going to deport them. Supposedly they are going after people who have exhausted all appeals and have final orders of deportation.

  14. 14
    SiubhanDuinne says:


    That’s why I told Madame and the kid to get a passport card when they renewed their passports.

    Very smart move, Billin.

  15. 15
    SiubhanDuinne says:


    How are you feeling? I’ve been through those extractions, and sympathise.

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    lamh36 says:

    Don’t know if any of ya’ll remembers me mentioning my young coworker who was in ICU with a mysterious illness. They ran a number test and finally came up with a diagnosis. They believe she has a rare genetic disorder that has been essentially incubating in her system since birth and just in the past year decided to make its presence known. I won’t get into what it is exactly, but suffice it to say, there is no cure for it. They told the family that there is nothing more they can do for her, and that all they can do now is make her comfortable. The family decided to take her off the ventilator and support and transfer her to hospice for continued care.

    It was a pretty sad day today, couple that with all the Hurricane prep stuff and it was even more frustrating and sad. Not just because of her age (if I didnt already say before she is only 26 years old, recently engaged and planning a wedding for next year ) also because for as long as she’s been working with us, she’s had a number of weird issues that many folks complained about when they worked with her. Like serious bitchin’ & monanig about how she did things or messed this thing up or…whaever…that now that we know the symptoms of her condition, we look back and realize were actually the symptoms of ilness manisfesting itself and affecting her work and relationsh. So of course, folks have been feeling guilty (one more than others, since she’d been really hard on the young lady and had a very strained work relationship with her) about how they had treated her, especially now knowing it was no fault of her own and just a fluke of genetics.

    Anyway…if there is any lesson to be learned here, it’s that life truly is short…and you just never know how much time anyone has…

    Anyway…sorry to be a debbie-downer… just had to share ..

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @lamh36: I sympathize, lamh – I just lost one of my oldest, dearest friends, a guy I had done theater with waayyyy back in the day at the University of Michigan and in Chicago – bright, funny, talent to burn, and just the biggest heart – to a rare genetic condition that affected his liver to the point where one day he’s feeling bad, the next day or days he’s waiting for a liver transplant, and then just like that…coma, and gone. I will miss his memorial performance/service in Chicago this weekend – got to mind the store at home. You just never fucking know what’s going on with people, never.

  18. 18
    MobiusKlein says:

    Is it ok to say Fuck Trump here? And the Party he rode in on!

  19. 19
    zhena gogolia says:


    I’m so sorry.

    Stay safe.

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    J R in WV says:

    Wow, Lamh, that’s harsh. So sorry for you and your co-workers. I had similar terrible co-worker events over my career, so know how you guys feel.

    Good luck with the water coming… hope your hospital is on high ground. I guess by now only the well situated institutions remain down NOLA way. As John Cole said, if you need a refuge, we’re a long way away, but we can help …

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    Sab says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: I am an American citizen since born in America from a family that has been here almost since the Mayflower, and ten years ago I tried to get my birth certificate from North Carolina and it took me almost a year.

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    JoyceH says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Not too bad – main problem is that the Good Drugs wear off before you can take more. I’m established in the recliner with a cat on my lap. Plan to stay right here through tomorrow, eating noodle soup and Halo Top.

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    Ohio Mom says:

    @JoyceH: Hmmm…when I had surgery, I was told to stay ahead of the pain because pain slowed healing. Oh well.

    Here’s hoping you are able to stay comfortable enough while your body knits itself together. I am always amazed at the fact that our cells know just how to repair us. And they do it fairly quickly.

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