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.