homeland security

  • Icebreaker Pt. 6 – Leaked ICE Special Response Team Handbook for Planning and Executing Armed Raids

    September 18, 2019
    United States – Unicorn Riot obtained confidential Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agent policy manuals, which were in-effect during the agency’s earlier years under presidents Bush and Obama. Icebreaker Part 6 covers ICE’s “Special Response Team” (SRT) area of doctrine, the section of ICE…...
  • New Years Blockade at Youth Detention Tent City

    January 2, 2019
    Tornillo, TX – Indigenous people, migrant rights activists, and their allies are entering the second week of a protest occupation at the gates of the USA’s largest detention facility for immigrant children. The controversial prison camp, which exclusively holds immigrant minors, is based in Tornillo,…...
  • Military and Militias Deploy to US/Mexico Border to Confront Caravan of Asylum Seekers

    November 8, 2018
    President Donald Trump has deployed thousands of active-duty soldiers to the US/Mexico border to support the Department of Homeland Security in stopping a caravan of Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States. A plan enacted on October 26, called “Operation Faithful Patriot“,…...
  • ICE Occupation Emerges at Denver Field Office

    July 30, 2018
    Centennial, CO – In the evening of Sunday, July 29, 2018, a coalition of many local immigrant rights and social justice groups gathered outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Denver Field Office to hold an encampment vigil. Watch our live coverage below from Monday…...
  • Icebreaker Pt 2 – Confidential Homeland Security Asset Forfeiture and Search and Seizure Handbooks

    February 22, 2018
    Unicorn Riot obtained confidential Department of Homeland Security manuals showing how DHS’s largest investigative arm, Homeland Security Investigations, advised its agents to conduct their operations. Part 2 of the Icebreaker series covers the HSI “Search and Seizure” and “Asset Forfeiture” handbooks. Some of the material…...
  • Sanctuary Movement Leader, Arturo Hernandez Garcia, Detained by ICE While at Work

    April 30, 2017
    Denver, CO – In October 2014, Arturo Hernandez Garcia was the first person in Colorado to enter into sanctuary from deportation. He spent nine months on the grounds of the First Unitarian Society of Denver, where Jeanette Vizguerra is currently in sanctuary, until he was…...
  • Confrontation Looming As Neo-Nazi Groups To Hold Rally in Pikeville, KY

    April 29, 2017
    Pikeville, KY – Tensions are running high as the scheduled date and time approaches for the “Take A Stand for White Working Families” rally planned by the Traditionalist Workers Party (TWP), a neo-Nazi hate group with a history of violence. Unicorn Riot is on the…...
  • Trump’s FEMA to Train Local Police for “Field Force” Crackdowns; Inauguration NSSE Nears

    November 16, 2016
    Unicorn Riot has obtained a federal training manual, Field Force Operations, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP). The federal government uses this document to train local law enforcement in techniques for quelling protests. It was acquired during our reporting on…...
  • Twin Cities Young Muslim Collective Holds CVE Forum

    November 9, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – On Friday, October 28, the Young Muslim Collective (YMC) of the Twin Cities hosted an informational presentation and discussion panel about Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), a counter-terrorism initiative of the United States’ Department of Homeland Security. Unicorn Riot was in attendance and…...
  • New Cleveland RNC Police & Military Docs: FEMA Base to Setup at NASA

    June 20, 2016
    A trove of new documents exposes how Cleveland’s impending Republican National Convention will subject the public to a massive domestic military operation. Following decades of planning and millions of dollars spent, the RNC this July will amass into an unprecedented security state, constricting the constitutional…...