According to news reports, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is conducting a series of targeted enforcement actions and has removed hundreds of people. ICE’s focus reportedly includes immigrants with criminal convictions, fugitives, and those who reentered the United States after removal. Others with no criminal histories but who had removal orders were included. ICE said the actions were routine and were planned before an executive order on interior security was issued. President Trump issued that executive order, “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” on January 25, 2017.
Searches to locate detainees 18 years of age or older who are currently in ICE custody can be conducted at https://locator.ice.gov/odls/homePage.do. Contact information for field offices with jurisdiction over the location of local arrests is at https://www.ice.gov/contact/field-offices. ICE’s detention center locator is at https://www.ice.gov/detention-facilities#wcm-survey-target-id.
The executive order on public safety is at https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/25/presidential-executive-order-enhancing-public-safety-interior-united.