July 17, 2020

Duckworth Responds to ICE’s “Citizens Academy” Pilot Program in Chicago


[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement after reports that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), led by the agency’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) branch, will launch a pilot program in Chicago, IL, to teach civilians “firearms familiarization” and “targeted arrests.”

“This PR move by ICE is remarkably misguided, will do nothing to make communities any safer and should never have been proposed in the first place, much less while ICE is claiming they do not have sufficient funding for essential functions.”