How to be a Zamboni driver

Feb 23, 2018
Ice technician Ryan Hevern on what it takes to create Olympic-caliber hockey and figure skating rinks.
The Zamboni machine resurfaces the ice during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 10, 2018.

Federal immigration agents say there will be more workplace raids like 7-Eleven

Jan 25, 2018
Businesses are making plans in case they are raided by ICE.
Members of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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When people living illegally in the U.S. stay home, stores lose customers

Apr 28, 2017
Many Latino immigrants in Austin, Texas, are frequenting local businesses less on fears of arrest and deportation.
Immigrant families in McAllen, Texas, walk to a Catholic-run "immigrant respite center" before taking a bus from the border into the interior of the United States.
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Local law enforcement in California work with ICE in different ways

Mar 15, 2017
At the Fresno County Jail, immigration agents have access to the jail’s database.
Sgt. Elisa Magallanes books a newly arrested man at the Fresno County Jail.
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New immigration guidelines would stretch legal, detention and enforcement capacity

Feb 21, 2017
The system already has a hard time filling border patrol positions and has a backlog of pending cases.
A view of the US-Mexican border fence at Playas de Tijuana in Tijuana, Mexico, in January.
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Homeland Security reviews use of private detention centers

Nov 30, 2016
A subcommittee of the Homeland Security Advisory Council will release a report today reviewing the use of private immigration detention centers. The Obama administration announced in August that the Bureau of Prisons will stop using private prisons for federal inmates. Ending privatized detention centers is a whole different equation. Click the above audio player to […]
An immigrant makes a call from his "segregation cell" at the Adelanto Detention Facility on Nov. 15, 2013 in Adelanto, California.
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Immigrants in Alabama wait years for deportation

Aug 31, 2016
The ICE budget increased in 2016 and part of that funding goes toward beds at detention facilities.
Immigrant families stand in line to get bus tickets in McAllen, Texas, shortly after crossing the Rio Grande. 
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U.S. expands foreign STEM grad job training program

Mar 11, 2016
A new DHS rule extends the window for for foreign STEM grads' on-the-job training.
A new DHS rule extends the window for for foreign STEM grads' on-the-job training.
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Temperature disparity meant big business in the 19th century

Feb 11, 2016
How harvesting ice became a business venture