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Recent ICE memo explains how officials should address detained U.S. citizens

Published: Mar 11, 2010 7:00 am By: Andrew Becker - Center for Investigative Reporting

It appears that ICE has conveniently forgotten that they have no jurisdiction to detain individuals who are United States citizens, and that it is their burden to prove that a person is not a United States citizen, and not the other way around.

"On the heels of several reports documenting U.S. citizens who have been detained or even deported by federal immigration officers, a top Homeland Security Department official in November issued a memo that aims to guide his agency on what to do when a person suspected of being illegally in the country claims to be a citizen." ~Andrew Becker - Center for Investigative Reporting

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