New Detainer Statistics Show that Actual ICE Practice is Opposite of Administration’s Stated Priorities
Oct 01, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA
In response to new statistics released by TRAC today that, despite several directives from former ICE director John Morton, fewer than one in nine (10.8 percent) of the ICE detainers met the agency’s stated goal of targeting individuals who pose a serious threat to public safety or national security, Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement.
“The Obama Administration’s approach to immigration has spelled disaster for immigrant communities. No matter what talking points the President repeats, the data shows complete disregard for priorities, an expansion of the deportation dragnet, and more innocent people being ripped from their families.