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ICE Caught on Camera Racially Profiling Latino USC in Oregon; Members of Congress Seek Apology, Answers

September 25, 2017 (1 min read)

Everton Bailey Jr., Oregonian, Sept. 21, 2017 - "Two Oregon lawmakers are calling for a federal investigation into the conduct of immigration agents who mistakenly approached a Latino man, demanded his name without identifying themselves and claimed he was in the country illegally.

U.S. Reps. Suzanne Bonamici and Earl Blumenauer said they were "greatly disturbed" by Isidro Andrade-Tafolla's account of what happened after he and his wife left the Washington County Courthouse on Monday morning. Andrade-Tafolla is a U.S. citizen who has worked for the county for almost 20 years in road maintenance.

The Democrats sent a letter to Elizabeth Godfrey, a regional supervisor for ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations based in Portland, saying they hope the agency apologizes to Andrade-Tafolla.

They also asked questions about ICE tactics, including how agents concealing their identity during stops improves public safety."