Activists Say ICE Doesn’t Follow Its Own Protocol

ICE Protest With Activists in Chicago
Activists in front of ICE headquarters in downtown Chicago say a man deported in January had his civil rights violated. Three organizations filed a complaint against the agency. Yolanda Perdomo / WBEZ
ICE Protest With Activists in Chicago
Activists in front of ICE headquarters in downtown Chicago say a man deported in January had his civil rights violated. Three organizations filed a complaint against the agency. Yolanda Perdomo / WBEZ

Activists Say ICE Doesn’t Follow Its Own Protocol

Immigration activists want the Department of Homeland Security to investigate its own agency over alleged civil rights violations of a Mexican man deported in January. 

Reynold Garcia was lured out of a church in Schaumburg by texts that he thought were coming from a friend. The messages were actually from Immigration and Customs Enforcement -- or ICE -- agents. 

Churches and schools are considered by ICE as sensitive locations. A statement from the Department of Homeland Security says arrests don't happen in those places unless there are exigent circumstances posing national security threats.

WBEZ's Yolanda Perdomo reports.