U.S. immigration officials beefed up efforts to deport undocumented immigrants convicted of minor crimes as a way to meet their criminal deportation quotas, according to documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents were sent to traffic safety checkpoints set-up by local police departments to monitor peoples’ immigration status, according to the ACLU. Agency officials in Washington also advised agents to process more undocumented immigrants convicted on low-level offenses, the ACLU said. “HQ has directed us to implement this plan and to REALLOCATE ALL AVAILABLE RESOURCE (sorry. Not “shouting”, just emphasizing to attaining this year’s criminal-alien removal target),” said an ICE official, whose name was redacted, in an email to other agents.

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