ICE Arrests Raise Questions About Immigration Policy | NBC News Now

ICE Arrests Raise Questions About Immigration Policy | NBC News Now


SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAS HAPPENED. HAPPENED. WE BREAK DOWN THE STORY. WE BREAK DOWN THE STORY.>>Reporter: LAST WEEK THE>>Reporter: LAST WEEK THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION ANNOUNCED THAT IT WAS SUING A ANNOUNCED THAT IT WAS SUING A SHERIFF’S OFFICE IN LOUISIANA SHERIFF’S OFFICE IN LOUISIANA FOR HOLDING A U.S. CITIZEN IN FOR HOLDING A U.S. CITIZEN IN DETENTION FOR FOUR DAYS. DETENTION FOR FOUR DAYS. POLICE ALLEGEDLY THOUGHT THE MAN POLICE ALLEGEDLY THOUGHT THE MAN WAS IN THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY, WAS IN THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY, WHICH HE WAS NOT. WHICH HE WAS NOT. HE EVEN HAD A PASSPORT TO PROVE HE EVEN HAD A PASSPORT TO PROVE IT. IT. THE STORY BEGINS ON AUGUST 31, THE STORY BEGINS ON AUGUST 31, 2018, WHEN POLICE IN LOUISIANA 2018, WHEN POLICE IN LOUISIANA ARRESTED A MAN NAMED RAMON ARRESTED A MAN NAMED RAMON TORRES, ORIGINALLY FROM TORRES, ORIGINALLY FROM HONDURAS, ON SUSPICIONS THAT HE HONDURAS, ON SUSPICIONS THAT HE WAS DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE. WAS DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE. ACCORDING TO NORMAL LEGAL ACCORDING TO NORMAL LEGAL PROCEDURE IN THE COUNTY, TORRES PROCEDURE IN THE COUNTY, TORRES SHOULD HAVE BEEN RELEASED FROM SHOULD HAVE BEEN RELEASED FROM JAIL THE NEXT MORNING BUT HE JAIL THE NEXT MORNING BUT HE WASN’T. WASN’T. ACCORDING TO ACLU FILINGS, THE ACCORDING TO ACLU FILINGS, THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE REFUSED TO SHERIFF’S OFFICE REFUSED TO RELEASE HIM, DESPITE A COURT RELEASE HIM, DESPITE A COURT ORDER. ORDER. TORRES SAYS HE ASKED WHY HE WAS TORRES SAYS HE ASKED WHY HE WAS BEING HELD FOR SO LONG AND WAS BEING HELD FOR SO LONG AND WAS BEING TOLD THAT ALL HISPANIC BEING TOLD THAT ALL HISPANIC PEOPLE IN THE JAIL WERE BEING PEOPLE IN THE JAIL WERE BEING HELD FOR IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS HELD FOR IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. ENFORCEMENT. OTHERWISE KNOWN AS I.C.E. OTHERWISE KNOWN AS I.C.E. ONE OF TORRES’S COWORKERS TRIED ONE OF TORRES’S COWORKERS TRIED TO SORT OUT THE CONFUSION, SO HE TO SORT OUT THE CONFUSION, SO HE EMAILED POLICE COPIES OF EMAILED POLICE COPIES OF TORRES’S SOCIAL SECURITY CARD, TORRES’S SOCIAL SECURITY CARD, U.S. PASSPORT AND CERTIFICATE OF U.S. PASSPORT AND CERTIFICATE OF NATURALIZATION. NATURALIZATION. STILL, TORRES WAS HELD UNTIL STILL, TORRES WAS HELD UNTIL SEPTEMBER 4th WHEN A FRIEND SEPTEMBER 4th WHEN A FRIEND ARRANGED FOR A LAWYER TO GO TO ARRANGED FOR A LAWYER TO GO TO COURT ON HIS BEHALF. COURT ON HIS BEHALF. THE ACLU SAYS THAT TORRES’S THE ACLU SAYS THAT TORRES’S DETENTION IS PART OF A BROADER DETENTION IS PART OF A BROADER PRACTICE OF RETAINING HISPANIC PRACTICE OF RETAINING HISPANIC AND LATINX PEOPLE WITHOUT PROPER AND LATINX PEOPLE WITHOUT PROPER CAUSE. CAUSE. THE LEGAL FILING SAYS IT PRETTY THE LEGAL FILING SAYS IT PRETTY BLUNTLY. BLUNTLY. IT SAYS TORRES WAS RETAINED IN IT SAYS TORRES WAS RETAINED IN JAIL FOR MORE THAN THREE DAYS JAIL FOR MORE THAN THREE DAYS SIMPLY BECAUSE HE HAS BROWN SKIN SIMPLY BECAUSE HE HAS BROWN SKIN AND A LATINX LAST NAME. AND A LATINX LAST NAME. THE SHERIFF DISPUTES THE CLAIMS THE SHERIFF DISPUTES THE CLAIMS AND WILL FIGHT THEM IN COURT. AND WILL FIGHT THEM IN COURT. I REACHED OUT TO THE SHERIFF’S I REACHED OUT TO THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE BUT I HAVEN’T HEARD BACK OFFICE BUT I HAVEN’T HEARD BACK YET. YET. WE WANTED TO CATCH UP WITH ACLU WE WANTED TO CATCH UP WITH ACLU LAWYERS IN LOUISIANA TO SEE LAWYERS IN LOUISIANA TO SEE WHERE THIS CASE FITS IN WITH THE WHERE THIS CASE FITS IN WITH THE NATIONAL STORY. NATIONAL STORY.>>HELLO?>>HELLO?>>Reporter: IT’S KATIE FROM>>Reporter: IT’S KATIE FROM NBC. NBC.>>HEY, KATIE, HOW ARE YOU?>>HEY, KATIE, HOW ARE YOU?>>Reporter: I’M DOING GOOD,>>Reporter: I’M DOING GOOD, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR FINDING THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR FINDING TIME TO SPEAK WITH US. TIME TO SPEAK WITH US. DO YOU HAVE A SENSE OF THE SCALE DO YOU HAVE A SENSE OF THE SCALE OF THESE, I GUESS, I.C.E. OR LAW OF THESE, I GUESS, I.C.E. OR LAW ENFORCEMENT ERRORS ACROSS ENFORCEMENT ERRORS ACROSS LOUISIANA? LOUISIANA?>>YOU KNOW, WE DON’T YET HAVE A>>YOU KNOW, WE DON’T YET HAVE A SENSE OF THAT. SENSE OF THAT. WE’RE STARTING TO SEE COMPLAINTS WE’RE STARTING TO SEE COMPLAINTS COMING IN, BUT WHAT I WILL TELL COMING IN, BUT WHAT I WILL TELL YOU IS THAT THE TRUMP YOU IS THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ESSENTIALLY HAS A ADMINISTRATION ESSENTIALLY HAS A MASS DEPORTATION AGENDA AND THAT MASS DEPORTATION AGENDA AND THAT AGENDA IS REALLY BEING PLAYED AGENDA IS REALLY BEING PLAYED OUT IN LOUISIANA. OUT IN LOUISIANA. THERE IS ONE JURISDICTION IN THERE IS ONE JURISDICTION IN LOUISIANA THAT HAS WHAT’S CALLED LOUISIANA THAT HAS WHAT’S CALLED A 287 G AGREEMENT WHICH A 287 G AGREEMENT WHICH ESSENTIALLY IS A PARTNERSHIP ESSENTIALLY IS A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN I.C.E. AND A LOCAL BETWEEN I.C.E. AND A LOCAL SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT WHERE ALL SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT WHERE ALL OF THE SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES BECOME OF THE SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES BECOME DEPUTIZED AS I.C.E. AGENTS WITH DEPUTIZED AS I.C.E. AGENTS WITH THE ABILITY TO PERFORM THE SAME THE ABILITY TO PERFORM THE SAME RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES THAT RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES THAT I.C.E. DOES. I.C.E. DOES. WHILE THERE’S ONLY ONE OF THOSE WHILE THERE’S ONLY ONE OF THOSE AGREEMENTS IN LOUISIANA, WE AGREEMENTS IN LOUISIANA, WE BELIEVE THAT THE OTHER BELIEVE THAT THE OTHER JURISDICTIONS ARE TAKING THEIR JURISDICTIONS ARE TAKING THEIR CUES FROM THIS TYPE OF AGREEMENT CUES FROM THIS TYPE OF AGREEMENT AND ARE ESSENTIALLY, EVEN IF AND ARE ESSENTIALLY, EVEN IF THEY DON’T HAVE ONE IN PLACE, THEY DON’T HAVE ONE IN PLACE, ARE ACTING AND DOING THE BIDDING ARE ACTING AND DOING THE BIDDING OF I.C.E. OF I.C.E.>>Reporter: IS THAT LEGAL TO>>Reporter: IS THAT LEGAL TO USE PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL LAW USE PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT? ENFORCEMENT?>>I BELIEVE THE ACTUAL>>I BELIEVE THE ACTUAL AGREEMENT ITSELF HAS LEGAL AGREEMENT ITSELF HAS LEGAL AUTHORITY, BUT WHAT ACTUALLY IS AUTHORITY, BUT WHAT ACTUALLY IS REALLY LACKING IN THESE REALLY LACKING IN THESE AGREEMENTS, AS YOU CAN CLEARLY AGREEMENTS, AS YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE, IS THE APPROPRIATE TRAINING SEE, IS THE APPROPRIATE TRAINING OF OFFICERS. OF OFFICERS. THEY’RE ESSENTIALLY JUST LETTING THEY’RE ESSENTIALLY JUST LETTING FOLKS LOOSE ON OUR COMMUNITIES, FOLKS LOOSE ON OUR COMMUNITIES, WHICH IS, IN THE ACLU’S OPINION, WHICH IS, IN THE ACLU’S OPINION, ABSOLUTELY ILLEGAL AND ABSOLUTELY ILLEGAL AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL. UNCONSTITUTIONAL.>>Reporter: THE THING IS, THIS>>Reporter: THE THING IS, THIS IS NOT AN ISOLATED INCIDENT. IS NOT AN ISOLATED INCIDENT. AS OF MID AUGUST, I.C.E. WAS AS OF MID AUGUST, I.C.E. WAS DETAINED 55,220 PEOPLE. DETAINED 55,220 PEOPLE. BUT OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS, BUT OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS, HUNDREDS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS HUNDREDS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS HAVE BEEN MISTAKENLY TARGETED BY HAVE BEEN MISTAKENLY TARGETED BY FEDERAL IMMIGRATION AUTHORITIES. FEDERAL IMMIGRATION AUTHORITIES. SOME HAVE SPENT DAYS OR WEEKS OR SOME HAVE SPENT DAYS OR WEEKS OR EVEN YEARS IN JAIL BEING ACCUSED EVEN YEARS IN JAIL BEING ACCUSED OF LYING ABOUT THEIR CITIZENSHIP OF LYING ABOUT THEIR CITIZENSHIP AND THREATENED WITH DEPORTATION. AND THREATENED WITH DEPORTATION. I LOOKED AROUND FOR OTHER I LOOKED AROUND FOR OTHER SIMILAR CASES AND I FOUND THEM. SIMILAR CASES AND I FOUND THEM. IN JULY, AN 18-YEAR-OLD AMERICAN IN JULY, AN 18-YEAR-OLD AMERICAN CITIZEN WAS DETAINED FOR OVER A CITIZEN WAS DETAINED FOR OVER A MONTH IN TEXAS AFTER BEING MONTH IN TEXAS AFTER BEING ARRESTED ON HIS WAY TO A COLLEGE ARRESTED ON HIS WAY TO A COLLEGE SOCCER TRYOUT. SOCCER TRYOUT. AT THE TIME OF HIS ARREST, AT THE TIME OF HIS ARREST, FRANCISCO WAS CARRYING A TEXAS FRANCISCO WAS CARRYING A TEXAS BIRTH CERTIFICATE, A TEXAS I.D., BIRTH CERTIFICATE, A TEXAS I.D., AND A SOCIAL SECURITY CARD, AND A SOCIAL SECURITY CARD, DOCUMENTS THAT U.S. AUTHORITIES DOCUMENTS THAT U.S. AUTHORITIES THOUGHT WERE FAKE. THOUGHT WERE FAKE. THE SCALE OF THIS IS ENORMOUS. THE SCALE OF THIS IS ENORMOUS. BETWEEN 2012 AND 2018, I.C.E. BETWEEN 2012 AND 2018, I.C.E. RELEASED 1,480 PEOPLE AFTER RELEASED 1,480 PEOPLE AFTER INVESTIGATING THEIR CITIZENSHIP INVESTIGATING THEIR CITIZENSHIP CLAIMS. CLAIMS. ACCORDING TO A REPORT FROM THE ACCORDING TO A REPORT FROM THE “LOS ANGELES TIMES.” “LOS ANGELES TIMES.” ANALYSIS FROM THE CATO INSTITUTE ANALYSIS FROM THE CATO INSTITUTE ESTIMATES THAT BETWEEN 2006 AND ESTIMATES THAT BETWEEN 2006 AND 2017, I.C.E. WRONGFULLY PLACED 2017, I.C.E. WRONGFULLY PLACED DETAINERS ON 3,500 CITIZENS IN DETAINERS ON 3,500 CITIZENS IN TEXAS ALONE. TEXAS ALONE. UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HAS REDIRECTED HUNDREDS SECURITY HAS REDIRECTED HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT, GROWING IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT, GROWING THE SIZE AND SCOPE OF I.C.E. THE SIZE AND SCOPE OF I.C.E. THE GOVERNMENT HAS PULLED MONEY THE GOVERNMENT HAS PULLED MONEY THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE SPENT ON THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE SPENT ON THE COAST GUARD, ON TSA AVIATION THE COAST GUARD, ON TSA AVIATION SECURITY, AND ON FEMA HURRICANE SECURITY, AND ON FEMA HURRICANE RELIEF. RELIEF. IT ALSO ANNOUNCED IN JULY THAT IT ALSO ANNOUNCED IN JULY THAT IT WOULD EXPAND ITS ABILITY TO IT WOULD EXPAND ITS ABILITY TO FAST TRACK DEPORTATION, FAST TRACK DEPORTATION, BYPASSING NORMAL LEGAL PROCESS. BYPASSING NORMAL LEGAL PROCESS. HOMELAND SECURITY SAYS THE HOMELAND SECURITY SAYS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ADDITIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF ADDITIONAL MEASURES IS A NECESSARY RESPONSE MEASURES IS A NECESSARY RESPONSE TO THE ONGOING IMMIGRATION TO THE ONGOING IMMIGRATION CRISIS. CRISIS. THE ARREST OF U.S. CITIZENS MAKE THE ARREST OF U.S. CITIZENS MAKE UP SUCH A SMALL FRACTION OF THE UP SUCH A SMALL FRACTION OF THE 100,000 ARRESTS THAT I.C.E. 100,000 ARRESTS THAT I.C.E. AGENTS MAKE EVERY YEAR, BUT THEY AGENTS MAKE EVERY YEAR, BUT THEY RAISE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE RAISE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COLLATERAL DAMAGE OF OUR COLLATERAL DAMAGE OF OUR IMMIGRATION POLICIES AND THE WAY IMMIGRATION POLICIES AND THE WAY THAT PEOPLE WITH BROWN AND BLACK

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  • Oudoor BTC Cookouts Fast-Learning Investing says:

    Colmo De Ser Mexicano Legal en Estados Unidos. Cuando regresa a Mexico Piensa que sus Amigos Le costaron Y Se portan HOJETes y soldan afuera de su casa en Mexico! Porque les costo que estubieran en Estados Unidos…. BTC Mexico ONLY. No Exepciones!

  • I believe in catch & release. Catch them as they cross Illegally and Release them back into Mexico the same day. They should stay & fight to regain their country back not invade ours. Illegal IS Illegal.

  • Christopher Sabionski says:

    It is amazing that the supposed "christian family-values" cult could care less about the poor, the, needy, and children.

  • Marseilles Vieux says:

    And what she is leaving out are the many illegals that have killed people and have not been deported. Or has been deported and have come back. And also how there is a situation and people want to ignore it for faux moralist sake.

  • Lotta Sunshine says:

    Judging by the comments below, either people aren't paying attention or don't care. Under the Trump administration people who are in the U.S. LEGALLY are being arrested and detained just because they have brown skin or speak Spanish. ICE has frequently arrested people who are U.S. citizens or have work visas just because they are "suspects." This story is not about people sneaking over the border. It's about racial profiling and discrimination.

  • Cranjis McBasketball says:

    I can't believe that Trump's sychophants are defending the detainment of people who are already here legally. He's the BOSS, you numpties!😒

  • I love the hit or miss of uploading the NBC nightly news…
    Doesn't get to the net till six hours after broadcast, if at all..

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    You DONT take children on dangerous journeys across deserts or anywhere period.  It is child endangerment at fault of the parents who subject their own children to these conditions.

    Crossing into America illegally puts children at great risk and is child abuse.  WHERE ARE THEY SUPPOSED TO URINATE DEFICATE THEN WASH THEIR HANDS AFTERWARDS???  LET ALONE SLEEP AT NIGHT???

    CHILD ABUSE AT THE HANDS OF THEIR OWN PARENTS.

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  • Barack Obama deported 3 million illegal immigrants,
    I would love President Donald Trump to deport 10 million illegal immigrants..

  • ICE paranoia is Traitor Trump’s personal paranoia. GET this Monster out . TRAITOR TRUMP OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT!!!

  • TheDesert IsPatient says:

    I suppose when thousands, 10s of thousands illegals are involve the police may have occasional errors on their part. I wonder how short staff that sheriff’s office is. I suppose it takes awhile to verify whether the documents are legit. What would be interesting for investigative reporters would be to look into the forging of such documents industry. Wasn’t that what was happening w/ Trump’s illegals? The illegals were able to get forged docs.

  • This is terrible how can u hold a an American Citizen unlawfully. I hope these Americans get paid for being unlawfully detained. All Americans deserve due process and a just and fair system.

  • Detlef von Kalben says:

    Could it be that black and brown people with hispanic names are targeted because most illegals sneaking in the southern border are black and brown with hispanic names.🤔

  • This guy had a chance to change his family name as all normal immigrants usually do when he was applying for citizenship. But he decided to stay who he is.

  • Lance Rexington says:

    Population control for the USA to many people causing climate change. Deportation keeps the damage to the environment Down, less people more automation and robotics for the labor pool.

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