ICE Won't Patrol Polls For Illegal Immigrants
Per The Sacramento Bee:
Rumors began swirling on social media that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents would be patrolling polling stations across the country.
A Milwaukee woman reported finding a flier saying that ICE would be stationed at polling places, and that voters were encouraged to “report illegal aliens,” according to ProPublica. She reported it.
But the agency said earlier in the year that it would not be stationed at polling places and that any suggestions it does are false.
“ICE does not patrol or conduct enforcement operations at polling locations. Any flyers or advertisements claiming otherwise are false,” ICE wrote on Twitter.
ICE does not patrol or conduct enforcement operations at polling locations. Any flyers or advertisements claiming otherwise are false. pic.twitter.com/OiTdD5tVCA— ICE (@ICEgov) October 24, 2018
President Trump tweeted earlier that law enforcement would be monitoring "ILLEGAL VOTING" but did not explicitly mention ICE agents.
Law Enforcement has been strongly notified to watch closely for any ILLEGAL VOTING which may take place in Tuesday’s Election (or Early Voting). Anyone caught will be subject to the Maximum Criminal Penalties allowed by law. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2018