- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio asks ICE not to pose as city police officers
- The president added that “these types of deceptive tactics endanger public safety.”
- “These types of activities endanger the will and the New York immigrant community when interacting with the New York police,” said the president.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio asked ICE in a release that their agents do not pose as city policemen.
Apparently, agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement service (ICE) have posed as local police officers, as reported by the Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio.
The president added that “these types of deceptive tactics endanger public safety.”
“Based on the disturbing reports that have come to my attention, I have asked ICE to order its agents not to declare or imply that they represent the NYPD. These kinds of deceptive tactics endanger the public safety of ALL New Yorkers, ”De Blasio wrote in his twitter account.
They ask ICE not to pose as New York police officers
In addition, the mayor’s office published on its website the letter that the municipality addressed the ICE authorities and where they express their concern about the way in which immigration agents have proceeded in New York City.
“The reports received specify that during these representations, ICE agents often identify themselves as ‘police’ or ‘detectives’ and state that they are conducting an investigation,” De Blasio wrote in the text sent to Tony Pham, acting director. ICE, and Thomas Decker, the agency’s director of operations in New York.
“These types of activities endanger the will and the New York immigrant community by interacting with the New York police on crucial issues related to public safety and local law,” said the president on the relationship between local police and the immigrants residing in the city.
“New York City has an incredibly rich and diverse immigrant community. The practices that take our residents to the shadows and create fear of serving as witnesses, reporting crimes or presenting themselves as victims will only endanger the public safety of all our residents, ”concluded the mayor in his letter in which he urges ICE to leave behind “deceptive tactics.”