Anchorage, AK (KINY) -The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska are reporting an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) mass detainee raid in Anchorage.
ACLU claims to have received reports of at least five young adults being taken into custody by ICE in a coordinated raid in Anchorage on Tuesday. Officials from the Anchorage Police Department that they did not assist ICE or participate in the raid.
The individuals taken are said by ACLU to have no criminal activity on their records.
Based on credible reports the ACLU of Alaska has received, at least five young adults were taken into custody by ICE in a coordinated raid in Anchorage on Tuesday. The ACLU of Alaska can find no indication the five targeted by ICE were involved in any criminal activity and the information the ACLU of Alaska has suggests none were charged with a crime.
ACLU of Alaska Legal and Policy Director Tara Rich gave this statement:
“The ACLU of Alaska condemns Tuesday’s raid and ICE’s increased activity in Alaska. When ICE raids a home, it makes us less safe by spreading fear and instilling mistrust in our communities. We must continue fighting for an immigration system that is more fair and humane, including the passage of a clean DREAM Act.”
The press release asks for all Americans to review their Know Your Rights: What To Do If You’re Stopped By Police, Immigration Agents or The FBI materials.
The full statement can be found on their website.
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