Friday, September 28, 2018

ICE: 3 in 10 Illegal Immigrant Family Units Cut Off Ankle Bracelets After Being Released From Custody

Around 3 in 10 families apprehended for illegally entering the United States from Mexico cut off their ankle monitoring devices shortly after being released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody and told to show up for asylum hearings, an ICE official said Tuesday.
"Nearly 3 in 10 family units are cutting off their ankle bracelets at the beginning of the process when they've been released from our custody within days or weeks so they're not even going to get to that point where they could get the final removal order," Matthew Albence, executive associate director for ICE, testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Albence said the Homeland Security Department's inability to get all illegal immigrants released from custody and told to appear for court hearings was in part due to people ditching their ankle bracelets and disappearing into the interior of the country.
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