Tension Brews Between ICE And Immigration Advocates Over Deportation Policies

Huffington Post reports that immigration advocates met with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Sarah Saldaña and brought up some concerns, including a surprising statement she made the day before that seemed wholly at odds with the administration’s policies.

Saldaña had said at a House hearing that it would be helpful for Congress to pass a law requiring police to hold immigrants for ICE. That came as a shock to those who follow the issue, since the administration has spent months trying to repair relations with localities that resist detaining people on ICE’s behalf.

ICE issued a statement under Saldaña’s name on Friday, not long before the meeting with advocates, reversing her remarks and saying such legislation would be “highly counterproductive.”

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