ICE says no immigration operation during ‘tragedies’

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People hold their mobile phones with flash on during a vigil in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, on August 03, 2019, after a mass shooting which left 20 people dead in El Paso, Texas, United States. – Two mass shootings in the United States have left 29 people dead within 24 hours, the latest such attacks […]

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EL PASO, Texas — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says the federal agency does not conduct immigration enforcement operations “during tragedies” such as the shooting in El Paso, Texas.

ICE spokeswoman Leticia Zamarripa says the statement was issued Sunday afternoon in an effort to dispel “false rumors.”

Zamarripa says ICE agents immediately responded to aid local and state law enforcement officers as the shooting unfolded.

Saturday’s shooting at an El Paso shopping area left 20 people dead and more than two dozen injured.

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