ICE published a letter last Thursday which proclaimed the agency’s preferred language, its power to arrest, and its position on the real consequences of immigration enforcement. The letter first sought to tell the “American Public” that ICE does not conduct “raids” or “roadblocks,” writing that those terms are inflammatory. The agency would prefer people use the official language of “targeted arrests.” The letter also emphasized that ICE does not need a warrant to conduct immigration arrests and laid out the consequences for “interfering with an ICE arrest.” Lastly, ICE asserted that it “treat[s] detainees with dignity and respect” and is empathetic to the impact of immigration arrests on families and communities. The letter was signed by the ICE Field Office Directors.

– Weekly Immigration Briefing by Olivia Hester, Immigration Law Analyst at Docketwise.

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