As the Trump administration embarked on an operation to locate and deport illegal immigrants across the country, the US Immigration and Customs Service released a report to illustrate the need to dismiss those who have committed crimes.
The first of what will be quarterly reports on denied detainees details incidents that occurred during the second quarter of fiscal year 2018, during which law enforcement officers arrested undocumented immigrants, ignoring the ICE requests to retain them until the federal authorities can recover them, then stopped on new charges. The report presents highlighted cases, including cases of arrests for rape, murder, assault, burglary, car theft, drug possession and impaired driving.
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"The cooperation between ICE and the national and local law enforcement agencies is essential to identify and arrest detained aliens and defend the security of the nation," the report said.
ICE detainees inform law enforcement agencies that they intend to search for a person incarcerated in a federal, state or local detention facility, due to a probable cause of death. 39, expulsion. An inmate asks the agency to give ICE at least 48 hours notice before releasing them and keeping them up to 48 hours for ICE to retrieve them.
Cities and sanctuary states do not comply with these detainees, and the ICE report says it creates the need for larger operations, such as this week. The report points out that this ends up being more dangerous and costly for the government.
"General coercive measures may pose greater security risks than placing an alien in custody in the secure and controlled environment of a prison where, for example, individuals have been subjected to weapons screening, "says the report. "Ultimately, a court's decision to ignore people detained by ICE increases the need for its presence in communities and requires additional resources to locate and arrest removals. This requires a considerable number of hours of investigation and strategic operational planning, which may or may not be successful. "
In the cases described in the report, three of the people were eventually captured by the ICE and expelled from the United States; another would still be in custody while ICE was waiting for a new detainee to be arrested, and twelve would still be in detention. great.
In one of these cases, ICE stated that one illegal immigrant had been arrested and released ten times by the San Francisco police between February 2018 and January 2019, despite detentions by ICE. Each of these arrests included charges related to a burglary or a stolen vehicle.
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The wave of ICE operations of the Trump administration began overnight in "several jurisdictions" of the country, confirmed a senior official at Fox News after the mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio , had claimed that they were already Saturday in his city.
Acting Director of the CIE, Matthew Albence, said on Friday that targets were subject to an "accelerated procedure" in immigration courts for a majority of Central Americans who recently arrived at the US border in large numbers. previous. Similar operations took place in 2016 under President Obama and in 2017 under President Trump.
Griff Jenkins, Travis Fedschun and Fox News Associated Press contributed to this report.