Legacy Emanuel Hospital (M.O. Stevens/Wikimedia Commons)
The arrested immigrant, whose history includes a DUII charge, is awaiting an immigration hearing before a federal immigration judge.
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In a statement issued after WW‘s press deadlines, ICE says its agents did nothing wrong when making the arrest.
“[The man] was arrested by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations officers near but not on Legacy Emanuel Medical Center property after efforts to locate him elsewhere proved unsuccessful,” the agency said in a statement. “The required authorization was obtained in advance of the arrest.”
Agents can get authorization from a supervising official to make an arrest at a sensitive location, per the agency’s policy, but that same policy emphasizes that ICE agents should “make substantial efforts to avoid unnecessarily alarming local communities”
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