With Trump finally getting the message about the worry associated with the virus?
Federal government employees are cutting back also….
Immigration authorities will halt most enforcement across the U.S., shifting efforts to deport only foreign nationals who have committed crimes or pose a threat to public safety, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said Wednesday.
The agency said it will “temporarily adjust” its enforcements beginning Wednesday.
Changes will include delaying enforcement actions for individuals who do not pose a public safety risk until after the crisis and using alternatives to detention “as appropriate.”
“ICE’s highest priorities are to promote life-saving and public safety activities,” the agency said in a statement.
ICE said it will not carry out enforcement operations “at or near health care facilities,” including hospitals, doctors’ offices, accredited health clinics and emergency or urgent care facilities, “except in the most extraordinary of circumstances.”
“Individuals should not avoid seeking medical care because they fear civil immigration enforcement,” ICE said.
No detainees have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Wednesday, an agency spokesperson confirmed….