ICE operations end with 88 detainees for immigration violations

Various ICE operations end with 88 detainees for immigration violations in the city of Chicago, Illinois These arrests were made specific...

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  • Various ICE operations end with 88 detainees for immigration violations in the city of Chicago, Illinois
  • These arrests were made specifically between August 24 and September 19
  • ICE suspended its operations against undocumented immigrants for several months due to the pandemic, but resumed them since July

Various ICE operations end with 88 detainees for immigration violations in the city of Chicago, Illinois.

The office of Immigration and Customs Control (ICE) suspended its operations against undocumented immigrants for several months due to the pandemic, however since last July they have taken them up with greater force.

Recently, in the city of Chicago, the agency carried out a series of operations that ended in the arrest of 88 immigrants.

These arrests were made specifically between August 24 and September 19.

ICE operations end with 88 detainees for immigration violations

As the agency has been claiming for a long time, the people who were detained for some immigration violations, but especially because the “target people” have a criminal record or pending charges for homicide, armed robbery, sexual assault or drug traffic.

“Individuals arrested by ICE clearly pose a significant threat to public safety, yet Chicago-area sanctuary policies prevent law enforcement agencies from turning these criminals over to the federal government,” said Tony Pham, Director. ICE manager, On twitter.

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The agency continues to disagree with the non-cooperation policies that exist in some jurisdictions in the country.

“These terrible policies protect dangerous criminals and street gangs over the citizens of Chicago themselves,” added Pham.

ICE has stated that its main interest is to arrest those who may be considered a danger to society, but that it is also its job to stop any individual who has violated legal immigration processes in the United States.

“All those who violate immigration law may be subject to arrest, detention and, if it is determined that they can be removed by final order, deportation from the United States,” they state.

ICE operations were ‘on hiatus’ for several months, but the agency resumed them in July.

Later, they reported that between July and August they had arrested more than 2,000 immigrants in states such as Texas, California, Nevada, Montana, Colorado, New York and New Jersey.

California: Immigrant is turned over to ICE after fighting fires as inmate

A 41-year-old immigrant, who fought the California wildfires while serving time in a California jail, was turned over to the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) when his release date arrived.

In a report by The Guardian The story of Kao Saelee was known, an immigrant born in Laos, an Asian country from which his family fled when he was just 2 years old.

Saelee told the reviewed outlet that on August 6 his sister was waiting for him outside the prison to pick him up since his release was scheduled that day, however, the guards did not allow him to see his family and handed him over to immigration agents. .

California: Immigrant is turned over to ICE after fighting fires as inmate

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A private security contractor shackled his hands, waist, and legs, put him in a van, and drove off.

Saelee was taken into ICE custody and was later transferred to a detention center in Louisiana.

“I paid my debt to society and I think I should have the opportunity to be with my family,” Saelee told The Guardian in a recent call from the Pine Prairie Ice jail.

“What is the point of sending someone back to a country where they have no family? I would go crazy with fear, “said the immigrant.

Saelee was serving a 22-year sentence for a robbery case as a teenager and had served the state of California as a firefighter while in prison.

The immigrant helped fight the 2018 and 2019 wildfires.

Kao Saelee had simple plans for her first days of freedom: swimming in a lake and having a barbecue with her family.
According to the immigrant, when he arrived in the United States, he found it difficult to fit in with his white peers because they frequently harassed him.

“His story is similar to that of many young refugees from Southeast Asia who were resettled in California neighborhoods that had really high rates of violence, poverty and incarceration,” said Anoop Prasad, staff attorney at the Asian Law Caucus (ALC), who represents Saelee.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) partnered with ICE last month to make sure immigration officials could take care of people like Saelee from being released.

This year, the state has sent hundreds of people to ICE at the end of their prison sentences.

They reveal that more than 6 thousand detainees have been infected with COVID-19 and 7 have died

More than 6,000 immigrants in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and held in detention centers in the United States have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, according to the accounting kept by this federal agency until this Tuesday.

According to the ICE, since the arrival of the disease in the country, a total of 6 thousand 21 cases of COVID-19 have been registered in these facilities, a figure that includes six deaths.

But today’s count does not include the death of Mexican Cipriano Chávez Álvarez, who was held at the Immigrant Detention Center in Stewart, southwest Georgia, who died just last Monday of COVID-19.

With the death of the immigrant that occurred yesterday, the number of undocumented persons who die from the virus in that prison rises to three, the local forensic office confirmed to Efe.

On its website, ICE records only two deaths in the Stewart detention center, one more in the Glades County detention center, Florida; another in Otay Mesa, California, one more in Farmville, Virginia; and another in the immigration jail in Montgomery County, Texas.

ICE currently has 20 thousand 97 immigrants in its custody in the country’s detention centers, awaiting deportation proceedings.

The number of detainees has been falling gradually since, at the beginning of the pandemic, there were more than 35,000 undocumented persons in their custody.

The agency has applied 39,443 tests to the detainees, and there are currently 620 of them in isolation because they are being treated for the virus.

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Currently the most affected centers are the Jackson Parish Correctional, in Louisiana, with 79 immigrants who are dealing with the disease, followed by a contagion of 58 detainees in the Adelanto jail in southern California.

Activists and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have initiated dozens of lawsuits demanding the release of high-risk detainees, and denouncing the poor sanitary conditions in the centers.

The ACLU said in a statement this Monday that the death of 61-year-old Cipriano Chávez Álvarez, the seventh immigrant to die from COVID-19, brings the number of people who die in ICE custody from various causes in fiscal year 2020 to 20. , which ends on September 30.

Also, the death makes this year the most lethal for people detained by the agency since fiscal year 2005, when 21 people died.

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