ICE is arresting parents and potential caretakers trying to get their undocumented kids out of government custody

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement says that it has detained 170 undocumented parents or caretakers who have tried to apply for an immigrant child’s release from government custody. Over 100 of those arrested had no criminal record. The revelation comes at the highest point of immigrant child detainment in the US ever.  Legislation has been introduced to stop the practice. It’s not known whether or not ICE has been housing those parents arrested with their children.

President Donald Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 170 undocumented parents or caretakers in the last 5 months who attempted to retrieve their children from government custody, ICE told INSIDER and the San Francisco Chronicle. Of those arrested, 109 people had no criminal record. 

The revelation comes amid record high levels of detainment for undocumented children. In November, over 14,000 undocumented children were being kept in government custody, a first in the United States.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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