ICE Backtracks on Reducing Enforcement Actions During Coronavirus Outbreak. Advocates Still Demand Immigrant Detainees in ICE Custody are Released

Maria Perez
Mar 19, 2020 - 4:19

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced this week that it would temporarily halt most of its arrests due to the coronavirus pandemic, but backtracked on this statement the following day.

On March 19, Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, wrote on Twitter that the agency will continue to arrest and detain people despite calls from public officials to the public to practice social distancing.

“This means that @ICEgov will continue to prioritize arresting and removing [undocumented immigrants]...

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