ICE Arrested Nearly Three Times as Many Immigrants During Last Year’s Austin Raid Than Previously Reported

January 25, 2018
Texas Observer

"Now, in response to a nearly year-old public information request, an internal ICE tally obtained by the Observer reveals that ICE nabbed 132 immigrants in the Austin area, nearly triple the number previously reported.

'This reflects what we saw on the ground, that ICE’s actions completely terrorized our community,' said Bob Libal, director of Grassroots leadership, an Austin immigrant rights group that reported receiving over a thousand calls to its deportation hotline during the operation. 'It reflects the impact we saw in the community, which was that of a large-scale action.”'