Immigration enforcement in Colorado is much easier to understand and less micromanaged under President Trump, Denver’s chief immigration officer said in a rare interview.
Jeffrey Lynch, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s director of enforcement and removal operations, called morale high among local agents because they have more freedom than under the previous administration.
This means no top-down dictates from Washington. Officers are given the power out in the field.
“Maybe somebody is worth arresting and putting into jail, maybe somebody isn’t worth it – based on their background, based on humanitarian factors, based on what our resources are,” Lynch said. “The officers like having that discretion.”
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