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ICE Accused of Using Children To Arrest Undocumented Parents

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David A. Martin, deputy field office director with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, left, talks to a detainee during a 2012 arrest.Photo by Al Seib

David A. Martin, deputy field office director with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, left, talks to a detainee during a 2012 arrest.Photo by Al Seib

by Gregory B. Hladky

August 5, 2017

Courtesy of Hartford Courant

An undocumented immigrant from West Haven has been arrested by federal immigration agents in Connecticut and activists say the man’s 9-year-old son was used “as bait” to lure the immigrant in so he could be taken into custody.

A lawyer for Mynor Espinoza, the undocumented immigrant arrested June 5, said Friday that asking parents to sign federal documents for their children in order to arrest the parents appears to be a new and disturbing tactic by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Connecticut.

“My colleagues and I have been witnessing these deceptive practices for the last couple of months,” said Yazmin Rodriguez, a lawyer with the Esperanza Center for Law and Advocacy and Espinoza’s attorney.

ICE Accused of Using Children To Arrest Undocumented Parents

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