UPDATED 6:50 PM PT – Wednesday, November 18, 2020
According to reports, ‘Immigration and Customs Enforcement‘ officials are cracking down on illegal immigrants who do not voluntarily leave the country.
NEW: More than 180 immigrants across the US were arrested recently as part of an ICE op targeting those who officials say had promised to leave but did not, according to an internal doc I obtained.
Former ICE officials say it's a waste of resources.https://t.co/LlGr8mKyF4
— Hamed Aleaziz (@Haleaziz) November 18, 2020
Those targeted were previously granted voluntary departure, which means they committed to leaving the U.S. on their own without being deported.
The procedure was expanded to include illegal immigrants who cannot prove they have lived in the U.S. for the last two years. ICE officials are expected to announce the results of their operation on Thursday.