ICE Raids Spike in Alabama As Agents Detain Undocumented Immigrants without Criminal Records
By Steve Neavling
Since President Trump was elected, ICE agents have been conducting raids and detaining undocumented immigrants in Alabama at a rate higher than anywhere else in the Deep South, AL.com reports.
Among those detained are undocumented immigrants with no criminal records.
During targeted raids, ICE agents are detaining anyone they encounter without documentation.
“It’s blown up over the past two weeks,” Baton Rouge, La., defense attorney Paul “Woody” Scott, said. “We can’t even attend our phones because so many people are calling with these kinds of detentions.”
ICE officials declined to give state-by-state breakdowns of detainments.
“ICE conducts targeted immigration enforcement in compliance with federal law and agency policy,” Thomas Byrd, a spokesman for ICE’s New Orleans field office, wrote. “ICE does not conduct sweeps or raids that target aliens indiscriminately.”
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