“It is unconscionable that they are leaving the kids there and that they did not immediately bring them back,” one immigration analyst said.
"When I was very young, the United States provided my family and me a place of refuge. Now, I have been nominated to be the DHS Secretary and oversee the protection of all Americans and those who flee persecution in search of a better life for themselves and their loved ones."
The operation targeted immigrants who officials say had promised to leave the US but did not.
Before the pandemic, unaccompanied immigrant children were sent to government-run shelters as they attempted to pursue their asylum cases.
“It’s disturbing and disheartening," one agency official told BuzzFeed News.
“We can actually carry out our mission for the American people again.”
Taylor, who had been on unpaid leave from Google, was employed by the company for a little more than a year.
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The policy had allowed officials to deny green cards to immigrants who were deemed likely to use Section 8 housing vouchers, most forms of Medicaid, and other assistance.
The Department of Homeland Security also argues that using the information is perfectly legal and that the agency does not need a warrant to purchase it, according to a memo obtained exclusively by BuzzFeed News.
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BuzzFeed News has obtained thousands of pages of documents from internal investigations of deaths of immigrants held in ICE custody.
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“They served as gatekeepers, White House liaisons, executors of policy," one source said of Miles Taylor and his high-ranking DHS colleagues.
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“This is an enormous number of children who are being summarily sent back without any due process, potentially to serious or fatal danger.”
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Federal inspectors also found that families were held in Border Patrol custody for longer than a week, well beyond the 72-hour standard for detention.
"They are so well taken care of. They're in facilities that were so clean."
Department Of Homeland Security Employees Have Been Told To Report Colleagues Suspected Of Leaking Information
“This is another way to say to people: People are watching you. It is not just us, but your fellow colleagues now have an eye on you."
The new policy will give agents the ability to arrest and deport undocumented immigrants without a hearing in front of a judge.
The arrests were the latest effort by ICE to target the state and its policies that reduce the cooperation between local police and federal agents when it comes to immigration enforcement.
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The draft report also acknowledges that the inability for adequate social distancing within ICE detention centers contributed to the spread of the virus.
“I think Americans are missing that this is a part of our history and who we are and speaks to our values," one refugee officer said.
“This is not what a responsible government agency with power and force should be doing. This is creating such a dog whistle.”