Source:  Think Progress

ICE agents arrest 6 people seeking shelter from the cold at a church

By: Jack Jenkins

A group of men were reportedly arrested by immigration agents as they left a church-run hypothermia shelter last Wednesday, hinting that federal officials may be targeting houses of worship as they continue a recent wave of deportation raids. The incident took place in Alexandria, Virginia outside a hypothermia shelter owned by Rising Hope Mission Church, a United Methodist congregation. The incident hedges close to violating an internal ICE policy that discourages agents from raiding churches, schools, or hospitals. ThinkProgress reached out to the Department of Homeland Security for clarification about whether the agency is still following that policy, but has not heard back. Read more here.

 

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