Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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A month ago, President Donald Trump tweeted that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would begin the process of removing “millions of illegal aliens” from the country.  

Stephen Fowler | GPB News

Vice President Mike Pence had strong words for Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms during a stop in Atlanta Thursday. 

Speaking to a crowd of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at an Atlanta-area office, Pence said he had just heard about Bottoms' 2018 decision to move detainees from the city jail and not accept any new ones. 

Rapper 21 Savage Released From ICE Custody

Feb 12, 2019
21 Savage performs at the Voodoo Music Experience in City Park in New Orleans in 2018.
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After being arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and held in federal custody for nine days, Rapper 21 Savage has been granted bond. 

Attorneys representing She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, who performs under the stage name 21 Savage, said in a statement he had been granted bond on Tuesday. 

The artists was detained after allegedly overstaying his visa. His release comes two days after he had to miss a scheduled appearance at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.

Adam Ragusea / Center for Collaborative Journalism / GPB

Police aren't required by law to collaborate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on immigration control. It's a choice.

 

Athens-Clarke County recently joined at least seven other Georgia communities that refuse to honor ICE detainers. That’s when ICE asks local jails to hold people they’ve booked until ICE agents can come get them.

 

It’s a different story elsewhere in Georgia, a recent investigation found. According to an article reported by On Second Thought's Adam Ragusea and his journalism students at Mercer University's Center for Collaborative Journalism, some cities and counties eagerly cooperate with ICE.