President Obama and he heads of Homeland Security and ICE have prioritized to “round up” Central American families with prior orders of removal. Enquirer Article Mark Curnutte, an advocate for social justice, writes,
An ICE spokeswoman on Wednesday would not confirm the purpose of Tuesday’s presence in East Price Hill but detailed the enforcement policy outlined late this past year by Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security.
“ICE focuses its enforcement resources on individuals who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security,” Jennifer Elzea, ICE deputy press secretary, wrote in an email to The Enquirer. “This includes individuals, whether alone or with family members, who have been apprehended while attempting to unlawfully enter the United States, recent border crossers, and individuals who have received a final order of removal on or after Jan. 1, 2014.”
An unspecified number of ICE agents, clearly identifiable by their yellow jackets, stopped several women beginning at 6 Tuesday morning in and near the sprawling Westmont complex. Witnesses said agents stopped only women who were outside, asked for identification and were clearly looking for two or three women, including one woman whom agents referred to as “Blanca.” The photos is from USA Today, the article is from Enquirer.