$3 million in ICE fines targeted 9 sanctuary-seekers, email shows

October 23, 2020

...The heavily redacted email written by an unknown U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official says he or she “sent out nine ‘notice of intention to fine’ for sanctuary cases,” all of which “already had high media interest.” The fines for the nine people totaled more than $3 million, the email says.

The New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights released the June 27, 2019, email Thursday. The center, along with two Austin-area immigrant rights groups, sued ICE for the documents in February. ...

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October 23, 2020