ICE Officers Told to Take Action Against All Undocumented Immigrants

ICE Officers Told to Take Action Against All Undocumented Immigrants Encountered While on Duty

Monday, July 10, 2017 By Marcelo Rochabrun, ProPublica | Truthout Report

The head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement unit in charge of deportations has directed his officers to take action against all undocumented immigrants they may cross paths with, regardless of criminal histories. The guidance appears to go beyond the Trump administration’s publicly stated aims, and some advocates say may explain a marked increase in immigration arrests.     

In a February memo, Matthew Albence, a career official who heads the Enforcement and Removal Operations division of ICE, informed his 5,700 deportation officers that, “effective immediately, ERO officers will take enforcement action against all removable aliens encountered in the course of their duties.”     [Read more]

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