TodaysSpecial Guest: Dr. Elijah Nicholas, Armando Trull
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a law enforcement agency of the federal government of the United States created during President George W. Bush administration in March of 2003 tasked to enforce immigration laws of the United States and to investigate criminal and terrorist activity of foreign nationals residing in the United States. ICE has two primary components: Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). HSI’s mission is the criminal investigation of transnational criminal organizations that illegally exploit America's travel, trade, financial and immigration systems. ERO’s mission is to identify, arrest, and remove immigrants who illegally entered the U.S. ERO deportation officers are sometimes identified as “ICE agents,”.
From the growing number of ICE Detention Centers in the southern parts of the U.S which many are starting to reference as concentration camps, over 3,000 minor children have been documented as separated from their families of Mexican Immigrants, attempting to cross and enter the U.S- Mexico Border as well as unprecedented reports of sexual assault.