After ICE Stakes Out a Church Homeless Shelter, Charities Worry Immigrants Will Fear Getting Help

As soon as the men stepped onto the opposite sidewalk, a dozen federal agents burst out of the cars, forced them up against a wall, handcuffed them, and interrogated them for at least half an hour.
News Story (Virginia)

Alex Emmons
Intercept, The
February 27, 2017

Tags: Deportation

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Justice Center (Virginia)


Marritz works for the Legal Aid Justice Center, which serves low-income communities in Northern Virginia. Two weeks after the church stakeout, Marritz was still working with witnesses to figure out who was taken and where they are — information he needs to legally challenge the arrests.

To members of the church community, the men have effectively been disappeared, and ICE officials are still refusing to provide them with any answers.