ICE Orders Deportation for Indonesian Immigrants in N.H.

Sep 6, 2017

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Nineteen Indonesian immigrants living in New Hampshire received deportation orders Tuesday after checking in at federal immigration offices in Manchester.

The immigrants are undocumented, but check in every month with ICE officials.

Maggie Fogarty, co-director of the New Hampshire program for the American Friends Service Committee, said ICE told the Indonesians to return next month with plane tickets showing a November departure.

Fogarty said immigrants who have been complying with regular check-ins are easy targets for deportation.

"ICE has their passports. ICE knows where they live. ICE has all sorts of data on them. So, that's who they're focusing on," Fogarty said.

Fogarty says advocates plan to hold another vigil at the federal building Wednesday in response to the deportations.