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ICE detains two men in Hudson

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington.
October 18, 2018 05:58 pm

HUDSON — Two men were detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a raid in Hudson on Thursday, according to officials.

Deportation officers from ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations conducted what the agency is calling a “targeted enforcement action,” and arrested two men in the city, ICE spokesman Khaalid H. Walls said.

The incident happened at about 8 a.m.

“The men, both Guatemalan nationals, who are between the ages of 21 and 25, currently face administrative immigration violations for being in the U.S. unlawfully,” Walls said. “The arrests occurred without incident near an area residence.”

ICE would not identify the men or disclose the address that was targeted.

“For privacy reasons, we don’t release names of individuals facing immigration violations,” Walls said.

One man is being held in the Albany County Correctional Facility and the other was released with electronic monitoring “for humanitarian reasons,” Walls said.

The second man was freed on humanitarian release because he was the sole care provider of a minor, Walls said.

“Both men still face removal proceedings,” Walls said.

City police were called to assist ICE at the corner of 8th and Warren at about 8:09 a.m., Chief L. Edward Moore said. A person was reported to be aggravating the ICE agents, Moore said.

Another person was on the street reportedly videotaping the incident, Moore said.

No arrests were made by Hudson police. The two agitated people were not detained by ICE and dispersed when local police arrived, Moore said.

In March 2017, Hudson passed a Sanctuary City resolution which established Hudson as a “welcoming and inclusive city” and limited collaboration between Hudson Police Department and ICE.

“The City of Hudson Police Department shall not stop, question, interrogate, investigate, arrest or detain an individual based solely on actual or suspected immigration or citizenship status, or a civil immigration warrant, administrative warrant, or an immigration detainer in the individual’s name,” according to the resolution passed by a 10-1 vote.

“Pursuant to the February 2017 continuous order I reported the incident to the mayor and Common Council,” Moore said.

Moore did not know who, if any, was detained as a result of ICE’s presence in the city.

“ICE is not required to report their activity to us,” Moore said.

This story is developing. Check back for more updates.

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