U.S. Border Patrol sending migrants to offices with no notice where they could be held for weeks without notification.
U.S. Border Patrol agents are sending migrants in the care of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to offices without a warrant and without notice, as Breitbart Texas reported.
Breitbart Texas obtained a copy of an ICE document from October 7 that outlines the procedure for transporting an adult with a pending request for voluntary departure to a detention facility without prior notice — or notification of the U.S. Border Patrol.
The document, titled, “ICE Handbook R 2/26,” outlines the proper procedures for transporting adult migrants to an “unknown location,” and states, “ICE does not have an obligation to provide notice of this transport and cannot provide notice of this transport if it was necessary for the safety of ICE personnel.” The document goes on to state, “ICE will not provide adequate transportation to provide a timely response.”
The document is signed by ICE Assistant Chief of Border Patrol Management Operations Joseph Silva and signed “By Agent Joseph Silva,” who is listed as “Border Patrol Manager.”
The document lists the location where ICE will take the migrant and their accompanying person from as “unknown,” stating, “The person and their accompanying person shall be transported to an ICE office or detention facility on a voluntary basis where they can obtain legal counsel with an ICE attorney or request release from processing.”
The document lists the “purpose” of the transportation as being “to transport an adult for a voluntary departure” and explains, “The person should be in good health and should not be a threat to himself or others.”
The document lists the type of “transport vehicle,” including “vehicle,” “truck” or “minivan,” with instructions to call the office and inform them to expect the deportable migrant, “whose case is not going into the pending request for voluntary departure,” to arrive “at a designated ICE office or detention facility.”
The document continues, stating, “The person and accompanying person shall be transported to an ICE office or detention facility on a voluntary basis where they can obtain legal counsel with an ICE attorney or request release from