DEL RIO, Texas — According to a law enforcement source within ICE, a request to issue an immigration detainer sent to the ICE Command Center in Washington, D.C., for a migrant charged with aggravated assault and a violation of a domestic violence protection order was denied. The individual entered the United States illegally from Mexico.
According to the source, the migrant was arrested in Del Rio by local police this week and a bond was placed by a Justice of the Peace. The migrant has been domiciled in the area for some time. Details of the incident leading to the arrest are unknown.
Normal protocol for ICE would be to issue a detainer on the migrant with the county jail so that removal proceedings could commence upon the resolution of the domestic criminal case. The detainer requires local authorities to notify ICE in the event of a release.