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Deportations Down In 2014: DHS

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Deportations by the Department of Homeland Security have gone down, from 438,421 deportations last year to 414,481 in fiscal year 2014, ...

Senate Confirms Obama Immigration Nominee

AP | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's pick to head the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. ...

One of These Things Is Not Like the Others...

Dan Kowalski | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Dan Kowalski

So, let me get this straight. Our top priority for immigration arrests lumps together terrorists, convicted felons, gang bangers and...drywallers, moms and kids?

Watch These Hikers Walk Across A Crystal-Clear, Frozen Lake

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel

What do you do when you stumble across a crystal-clear lake that's completely frozen? Walk across it, of course. A YouTube video uploaded Dec. 8 s...

Why Your Winter Plans Should Include a Walk on the Beach

Tom Gill | Posted 12.10.2014 | Travel
Tom Gill

When most people think of beaches, they visualize the tropics--white sand, warm water, and crowds of sunbathers. My view, however, is contrary. I enjoy exploring The Great Lakes beaches in winter, when temperatures fall well below freezing. Don't get me wrong, I love tropical beaches and warm weather. But to me, a frozen shoreline offers so much more than the typical tropical beach.

Photographing the Frozen Lighthouse

Tom Gill | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Tom Gill

In fact, in late November of this year, an early arctic weather pattern turned the Midwest cold and windy - the perfect ingredients for iced lighthouses on the Great Lakes. When I arrived at the lighthouse, my expectations were correct. This was the earliest I can remember, where the outer lighthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan was completely covered in ice. As a rule, mid to late December is the typical time for icing -cold, windy, and the lake is still liquid. Any later, and Lake Michigan tends to freeze over, and the splashing and spray are suppressed, so the lighthouses don't ice up.

Rainy, Warm November Weather Wreaks Havoc on Alaska's Kuskokwim River Ice Road

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 12.01.2014 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

In good winters, the Kuskokwim River ice road offers this Western Alaska hub and nearby villages 200 or more miles of smooth travel, a frozen river route with an undercurrent of danger. This may not be one of those winters.

Business Liability for Snow and Ice Removal

Brad Reid | Posted 11.30.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

There are numerous slip and fall lawsuits resulting from snow and ice on business premises. This comment briefly discusses each of three legal standards that may apply, depending upon the jurisdiction.

'I Am Penguin, Hear Me Squeak!' A Bird Speaks Out From Inside SeaWorld's 'Antarctica'

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.19.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I don't know if you are aware of this, but we penguins have our pride. In my case, I'm no run-of-the-mill bird. I'm a King penguin, in fact--bred fo...

New York City Just Made It Harder For Feds To Detain Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.14.2014 | Latino Voices

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill Friday that will further restrict the city’s cooperation with immigration authorities who try to de...

Ice Skating in NYC: Your Guide to New York Ice Rinks

Erik Seide | Posted 11.11.2014 | New York
Erik Seide

New York City is often been portrayed, from holiday movies to the Christmas tree in Rockefellar Center, as the city that is a must visit destination to experience the sites and sounds of merriest of all seasons.

In Alaska's Kenai Fjords National Park, a 700-Square-Mile Icefield Shrinks, While a Popular Glacier Shows Big One-year Retreat

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

On the icefield, measurements taken this fall at four of the six monitoring sites showed a net loss of mass, with all of the past winter's snowfall melted out by the end of September.

My Husband Is About To Be Deported

Arlita McNamee | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Arlita McNamee

Immigration enforcement officials, or ICE, took my husband, after having overstayed his visa by 20 days. He was caught going ten miles over the speed limit, and now awaits deportation after a month-long incarceration.

'Kafka's' Immigration Trials Spark State and National Response

Sara Warner | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

Those media images of children being held in prison-like camps and facing Justice Department judges without legal help may have shown some of America at its worst, but we have also become a nation in response.

Elise Foley

Immigration Advocates: ICE Is 'Out Of Control'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Advocates are alleging that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is "more out of control than ever," going after immigrants aggressively ...

Elise Foley

Complaint Alleges Sexual Abuse In Immigrant Detention Center

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Legal groups alleged this week that employees of a family immigration detention facility in Karnes City, Texas, harassed and sexually ab...

Make No Small Plans

Bret Hoekema | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

The day I received the results of my first PET scan still haunts me. I've felt so foolish for feeling so confident.

Elise Foley

DHS 'Will Respond Aggressively' To Reported Mistreatment of Immigrant Detainees

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The government is doing what it can to improve conditions at family detention centers following recent complaints, but will continue det...

Loving Couples Forced to Make Impossible Choices

National Council of La Raza | Posted 11.04.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Too many American citizens are having their families torn apart without hope for a better future.

Hanging in the Balance: Stories of Aspiring Americans

National Council of La Raza | Posted 11.03.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Too many children and families live in fear of losing their loved ones because of our broken immigration system.

Is Visa Waiver Program a Pipeline for Terrorism?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Georgianne Nienaber

There is no doubt that the Visa Waiver Program merits a national discussion free from partisan politics. Terrorists have already used the VWP to gain access to soft targets. Whether additional security measures would have prevented their entry is the $64 million question.

Beating the Heat before Central Air

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Minnesota Historical Society

How does one beat the dog days of August? It's easy! Open your Westinghouse refrigerator, prop a fan in front of it, and let the cool air do the r...

Activists Ask New York Mayor To Stop Detaining Immigrants For ICE

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 07.20.2014 | Latino Voices

A group of immigrant rights activists called on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, in an open letter published this week, to use his executive author...

Dear President Obama: Secure The Border Now Or Risk Civil War

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

As any grade-schooler, let alone a graduate of Harvard Law School, knows, the first job of a US President is to protect the homeland. Nothing comes ...

Murrieta Immigration Protests Were Unfortunate, Unnecessary

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 09.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul A. Reyes

The Murrieta protests were a shameful, sickening display of anti-immigrant sentiment. Such vigilante behavior and vitriol are out of sync with American values, and have no place in a civil society.