In Emails, Federal Immigration Agents In Austin Scramble To Highlight Most 'Egregious' Arrests

October 5, 2017

"Internal emails between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials show that Austin-area immigration officials tried to highlight the most “egregious” cases of suspected undocumented immigrants picked up during two days of immigration raids in February.

Fifty-one people were arrested in those raids.

The heavily-redacted emails, obtained by Vanderbilt Law School students through a public information request, were published first by The Intercept. They were provided to KUT by Bob Libal, executive director of local immigrants’ rights group, Grassroots Leadership."