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A new stategy for ICE

The Department of Homeland Security is changing the focus of the Immigration & Customs Enforcement efforts. No longer will we see the high-profile ICE raids of packing plants, instead the Feds will work to develop a criminal case against the employers who knowingly hire illegal workers. The new strategy requires federal agents to “obtain indictments, criminal arrest or search warrants, or a commitment from a U.S. attorney’s office to prosecute the targeted employer, before arresting employees for civil immigration violations at a work site.”

A DHS spokesman says agents will arrest and process any illegal workers found during the enforcement of these actions. The new strategy also makes more humanitarian considerations which allow authorities to release detainees who are sick or who are sole caregivers for small children.

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