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ICE Detains 26 Undocumented Immigrants As They Reported for Community Service

ice-agentsBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

More than 25 offenders who were reporting for community service Sunday morning in Fort Worth, Texas, were detained by ICE agents over undocumented immigration statuses.

The community service program is designed for people on probation.

ICE agents detained 26 offenders who are accused of being undocumented, the Forth Worth Star-Telegram reports

According to David McClelland, chief of staff for Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn, the undocumented immigrants had convictions of high-level misdemeanors and low-level felonies.

ICE declined to give details.

“ICE officers are conducting ongoing immigration enforcement operations in North Texas. No further details are available until the conclusion of this operation,” Carl Rusnok, ICE spokesman for the Dallas region, said in an emailed statement. “ICE routinely conducts immigration enforcement operations locally and nationwide which help improve overall public safety by removing criminal aliens from our communities, and ultimately from our country.

The offenders were escorted into a bus.

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Texas Fed Prosecutor Fred Schattman Dies at Age 60

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

At the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Fort Worth, Tex.,  assistant U.S. Attorney Fred Schattman was the go-to guy when people were stumped on complicated cases, when they needed some guidance, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

“He was a master at coming up with a strategy to take down an organization that many times law enforcement had tried for years to deal with, but never could bring down,” former U.S. Attorney Richard Roper told the paper.

Schattman, who worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for 25 years, died Dec. 30 of a heart attack while vacationing in California, the Star-Telegram reported. He was 60.

“It was ‘When in doubt, ask Fred how to do it,'” Mark Nichols, deputy chief in the U.S. Attoreny’s Office in Fort Worth told the paper.

Schattman first worked in North Texas as an assistant district attorney in Tarrant County and joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 1985, the paper reported. Since 1989, he had been assigned to task forces working on organized crime and drug enforcement.

His wife told the paper that Schattman, father of four, was in San Diego spending Christmas with family. Some members had a stomach bug, so he volunteered to go to the drug store and get ginger ale and medicine.

While in line, he collapsed, the paper reported.

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