“It’s very unusual — almost unprecedented — that ICE would arrest an asylum applicant who is at a U.S.C.I.S. office waiting for their asylum interview,” I said in an article by The New York Times. Read the full story here.
I spoke with Phillip O’Driscoll of Central New York’s Spectrum News about the recent ICE arrest in Ithaca.
Unfortunately, cases like this one are not uncommon, and there are a variety of ways by which ICE can act on its own to arrest someone even if they do live in a sanctuary city.