Trump mulls pulling immigration agents from California

first_imgTags :apassociated presscaliforniaICEimmigrationtrumpshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from CaliforniaAirbnb unveils new category of rentals rated by inspectorsYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall10 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson21 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter21 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor21 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press21 hours ago HomeNewsTrump mulls pulling immigration agents from California Feb. 23, 2018 at 4:30 amNewsTrump mulls pulling immigration agents from CaliforniaAssociated Press3 years agoapassociated presscaliforniaICEimmigrationtrumpAssociated Press President Donald Trump said Thursday that he may pull the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency out of California, an idea so unlikely that some of his staunchest critics dismissed it as an empty taunt against the state over immigration policies.Withdrawing ICE, partially or completely, runs counter to Trump’s record of dramatically increasing deportation arrests and pledging to beef up the agency with an additional 10,000 employees. The administration has been threatening more — not less — immigration enforcement in California in response to a new state law that sharply limits cooperation with federal authorities.The president’s suggestion, however impractical, was his latest attention-grabbing statement to pressure so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions, which the administration claims are a magnet for immigrants who commit crimes.“Frankly, if I wanted to pull our people from California you would have a crime nest like you’ve never seen in California,” he said at the White House during a meeting with state and local officials on school safety and gun violence. “All I’d have to do is say is, ‘ICE and Border Patrol, let California alone,’ you’d be inundated. You would see crime like nobody has ever seen crime in this country.”“If we ever pulled our ICE out, and we ever said, ‘Hey, let California alone, let them figure it out for themselves,’ in two months they’d be begging for us to come back. They would be begging. And you know what, I’m thinking about doing it,” he continued.Withdrawing ICE from the state with the largest number of people in the country illegally, two of its largest detention centers and thousands of investigators had never been floated or seriously considered.ICE referred questions to the White House, where spokesman Raj Shah said the administration wanted California “to actually enforce immigration law rather than get in the way of it.”The National ICE Council, the union representing detention officers and an early supporter of Trump’s presidential bid, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.Thomas Homan, ICE’s acting director, has been saying for months that limits on cooperation in local jails would lead to a more active street presence of deportation officers.“California better hold on tight,” he told Fox News last month. “They’re about to see a lot more special agents, a lot more deportation officers in the state of California. If the politicians in California don’t want to protect their communities, then ICE will.”Last Friday, as ICE announced results of an operation in the Los Angeles area that included more than 200 arrests, Homan declared, “Fewer jail arrests mean more arrests on the street, and that also requires more resources, which is why we are forced to send additional resources to those areas to meet operational needs and officer safety.”Trump’s comments were part of a broader swipe against heavily Democratic California, which gave Hillary Clinton a resounding victory in the 2016 presidential race. He said the state was “doing a lousy management job” and criticized it for high taxes.Trump told the group that included Attorney General Jeff Sessions that his administration has targeted members of the violent MS-13 gang but has been “getting no help from the state of California.”The Justice Department has threatened to deny millions of dollars in federal grants to communities that refuse to share information with federal immigration authorities. Many cities have defied the threats, with lawsuits pending in Chicago, Philadelphia and California over whether the administration has overstepped its authority.The administration stepped up criticism of California after Jan. 1, when a law took effect to largely prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies from detaining people at ICE’s request unless they have been convicted of any of hundreds of crimes outlined in a 2013 state law.U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a California Democratic, said Trump’s comments were mean-spirited.“President Trump today renewed his attacks on California with more insults and threats. The president’s obsession with our state is growing more outrageous by the day,” she said.Some of ICE’s strongest critics in California dismissed the idea.“His erratic comments reflect an obsession with criminalizing immigrants and shows a deep lack of knowledge of California and immigration laws,” said the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, an advocacy group in Los Angeles.State Sen. Kevin de Leon, a Los Angeles Democrat who authored the new law, said, “The president’s plan sounds perfectly fine but we know that will never happen and we’ll work with ICE to remove actual dangerous criminals from our neighborhoods.”California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat and frequent Trump critic, didn’t directly address the president’s comments. He issued a brief statement saying the state works with federal law enforcement daily and its efforts are geared toward stopping drug dealers, sex traffickers and other public safety threats.last_img read more

Victories for net metering in Nevada and Colorado

first_imgVictories for net metering in Nevada and ColoradoRegulators in the U.S. state of Nevada have extended net metering for new solar customers until the end of 2015, despite a cap being reached. Also, Colorado has ruled that it will not modify its net metering program. August 26, 2015 Christian Roselund Legal Markets Markets & Policy Share Today the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) has issued a ruling that may save the state’s rooftop solar industry from collapse. By approving a draft order filed yesterday afternoon by Commissioner David Noble, PUCN has ruled that potential solar customers will be allowed to participate under the same rules as the state’s existing net metering program until December 31. This is despite a cap of 235 MW being hit on August 20 in the service area of the state’s main electric utility, NV Energy, which had temporarily ended the program. In the last week the state’s residential solar industry has ground to a halt, and residential installer Vivint Solar has canceled an expansion into Nevada. News of the extension was welcomed by solar advocates. “We applaud the PUCN’s interim solution, and look forward to a final long-term outcome that protects customer choice for Nevadans and continues Nevada’s role as a solar energy leader,” stated Vote Solar Interior West Regional Director Jessica Scott. This move by PUCN echoes a proposal less than one week prior by the state’s ratepayer advocate, who called for the net metering cap to be extended until the end of the year. This position by the Bureau of Consumer Protection sharply contradicts utility claims that net metering must be stopped in order to protect utility customers. PUCN staff have also acknowledged that net metering has little to no impact on other ratepayers, and a Commission study found that net metering represents a benefit to all customers. But while net metering is technically preserved for the rest of 2015, PUCN has been clear that it has the right to modify the program as it sees fit. This can include potentially changing the length of time which PV system owners may participate in the program from a current 20 years. PUCN has scheduled hearings on November 18 through 20 to further examine the details of net metering for new and existing customers, including “grandfathering” of systems into original contract lengths. The agency also plans to establish a new policy for 2016 by the end of the year. Also today, Colorado regulators have decided to close a proceeding under which they were examining costs and benefits of net metering, and to take no action to modify the policy. The docket was originally opened in response to concerns by Public Service Company of Colorado, who alleged that net metering was causing a “cost-shift” to customers who did not install solar. In more than one year of proceedings, The Colorado Public Utility Commission did not find compelling evidence that any significant cost shift was occurring. This is consistent with the findings of most other states who have examined net metering policies. “They’ve learned a considerable amount about the issues here, but the challenge is that they are not sure about the best methodology to deal with this in the future,” notes EQ Research Senior Rates & Research Analyst Kelly Crandall.This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. 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Statewide emergency exercise to be conducted June 2-7

first_imgCities, towns, healthcare facilities, federal, state, and local responders, non-profit emergency partners, and many others will exercise emergency plans and procedures in a statewide catastrophic exercise. The activities from June 2-7 will simulate multiple disasters and events affecting all corners of Vermont. Nearly 1,600 participants will be faced with scenarios that will require them to perform life-saving duties, or tasks that assist in the aftermath of a catastrophic incident.  Healthcare facilities will be presented with a surge of patients; a number of towns will set up emergency shelters to accommodate those who have been displaced from their homes due to the simulated disaster; utilities will be faced with special challenges; and more.The Vermont State Emergency Operations Center will be open for several days culminating with a 36-hours operation beginning on Friday June 6th to test the capability of state responders.  The EOC will be staffed by Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security staff, other state agencies, and volunteers for the duration.  Support agencies like the American Red Cross will also be actively engaged and staffed appropriately.State agency Continuity of Operations (COOP) plans will be practiced as certain agencies will be displaced from regular work locations for a short time throughout the week.The exercise is the result of two years of planning by a group led by the VT Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.last_img read more

Women’s Top 25 Capsules

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 21 points and top-ranked UConn routed East Carolina 105-56 on Sunday night to reach the American Athletic Conference final.Mosqueda-Lewis hit eight of her 10 shots, including five from 3-point range, moving her within 12 of the NCAA career record of 392.Moriah Jefferson added 20 points and six assists and five steals for UConn (31-1). Breanna Stewart had 16 points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots, and Morgan Tuck finished with 15 points.UConn will play South Florida on Monday night.I’Tiana Taylor had 17 points for East Carolina (21-10).NO.2 NOTRE DAME 71, NO. 7 FLORIDA STATE 58GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 18 points and Notre Dame won its second straight Atlantic Coast Conference tournament title.Taya Reimer added 16 points for the top-seeded Fighting Irish (31-2), also the 2013 Big East tournament champion. They have 17 straight games.Maegan Conwright had 14 points for the second-seeded Seminoles (29-4).NO. 3 SOUTH CAROLINA 62, NO. 5 TENNESSEE 46NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Tiffany Mitchell scored 17 points and South Carolina beat Tennessee for its first women’s Southeastern Conference tournament title.The top-seeded Gamecocks (29-2) beat the Lady Vols for the second time in two weeks, and likely secured a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.Aleighsa Welch added 14 points and eight rebounds for South Carolina.Jordan Reynolds had 17 points for second-seeded Tennessee (27-5).NO. 4 MARYLAND 77, OHIO STATE 74HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Lexie Brown scored 19 points Maryland beat Ohio State to win the Big Ten tournament title and cap a perfect run through the conference.The Terrapins (30-2) will enter the NCAA Tournament with 24 straight wins and their eyes locked on another big run after reaching the Final Four last season.They made a seamless transition to the Big Ten after 37 years in the ACC, going 18-0 in conference play. No other Maryland basketball team — men’s or women’s — had gone unbeaten in league competition.Ohio State is 23-10.NO. 6 BAYLOR 69, OKLAHOMA STATE 52DALLAS (AP) — Nina Davis scored 29 points in 25 minutes and Baylor beat Oklahoma State to advance to play for its fifth consecutive Big 12 tournament title.Alexis Prince added 12 points for the Lady Bears (29-3), the Big 12 regular-season champion for the fifth year in a row. They will play Texas in the title game Monday night.Roshunda Johnson had 16 points for Oklahoma State (20-11).NO. 17 CHATTANOOGA 61, EAST TENNESSEE STATE 56, OTASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Chelsey Shumpert scored a career-high 26 points and Chattanooga beat East Tennessee State for its third straight Southern Conference championship.Chattanooga (29-3) has won 25 straight games.East Tennessee State (21-11) battled back from 24 points down in the second half, sending the game into overtime on Serena Clark’s putback with 1.7 seconds left.NO. 19 STANFORD 61, CALIFORNIA 60SEATTLE (AP) — Taylor Greenfield scored a career-high 20 points on 8-for-11 shooting and Stanford beat California for its 11th Pac-12 Conference tournament championship.Lili Thompson added 13 for the Cardinal (24-9) and Amber Orrange had 10 of her 12 points in the second half.Courtney Range led California (23-9) with 17 points. Pac-12 player of the year Reshanda Gray was held to six points and was in foul trouble for most of the game.NO. 21 GEORGE WASHINGTON 72, DAYTON 62RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jonquel Jones scored 16 of her 21 points in the second half George Washington rallied to beat Dayton in the Atlantic 10 championship game.Jones played just nine minutes because of foul trouble in the first half, but made up for her absence after the break as the Colonials (29-3) won their eighth straight.Amber Hoover led Dayton (25-6) with 18 points.NO. 25 SETON HALL 77, MARQUETTE 51ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Tabatha Richardson-Smith had 31 points and 11 rebounds and Seton Hall beat Marquette in the Big East quarterfinals.Top-seeded Seton Hall (27-4, 16-3) advanced to its first conference tournament semifinal game since 1996. The Pirates will face St. John’s.Arlesia Morse led Marquette (9-22, 4-15) with 24 points and eight rebounds. read more