Ignoring Criticism, ICE Agents Call Themselves ‘Police’

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When ICE agents interact with undocumented immigrants, they often represent themselves as police officers, Governing reports. “We have repeatedly seen ICE go to people’s homes and coerce people to authorize entry under the mistaken belief that [the agents] are police,” says Michael Kaufman of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. “It undermines public safety in these communities if people . . .

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