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As Texas Residents Freeze, ICE Ensures All Detained Illegal Aliens Have 'Food, Water and Heat'

By Craig Bannister | February 18, 2021 | 2:40pm EST
 
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As Texas residents continue to suffer power outages and dangerously cold temperatures, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is assuring the public that illegal aliens being detained in the state still have heat, food and water.

“ICE facilities in Texas are experiencing the effects of the winter storm affecting most of the state,” the agency (@ICEgov) tweeted Thursday, followed by a series of posts providing assurance that the situation in Texas is being closely watched and effectively addressed.

“We continue to monitor the changing situation and make accommodations that are in the best interest of the individuals in our custody and our staff, ICE says, promising that “The agency is committed to ensuring that those in our custody reside in safe, secure, and humane environments and under appropriate conditions of confinement.”

“Food, water and heat are being provided to all individuals in custody” and the conditions at each facility is being closely monitored and responded to, ICE reports. And, while some centers are occasionally experiencing loss of power and water, “all facilities have back-up generator power”:

“ICE facilities in Texas are experiencing the effects of the winter storm affecting most of the state.”

“We continue to monitor the changing situation and make accommodations that are in the best interest of the individuals in our custody and our staff”

“The agency is committed to ensuring that those in our custody reside in safe, secure, and humane environments and under appropriate conditions of confinement.”

“ICE staff at each facility is closely monitoring the situation and making adjustments to ensure the health and safety of detainees in our care. Food, water and heat are being provided to all individuals in custody.”

“Some of our detention facilities, which house adults, and family residential centers, which house adults and children, are experiencing intermittent power outages as well as interruptions in water service. All facilities have back-up generator power.”

 
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