Headline RoundupJune 12th, 2024

ICE Arrests 8 Suspects With Ties to ISIS

Summary from the AllSides News Team

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has arrested eight migrants with suspected ties to ISIS.

Key Details: The migrants from Tajikistan were arrested after an investigation was carried out in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and New York City. They are now in federal custody, and efforts are reportedly underway to deport them.

Key Quote: “Over the last few days, ICE agents arrested several non-citizens pursuant to immigration authorities," the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI said in a joint statement. "The actions were carried out in close coordination with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces. The individuals arrested are detained in ICE custody pending removal proceedings.”

For Context: The suspects crossed into the U.S. from the southern Mexico border in 2023. No security issues were uncovered when the men were vetted.

How the Media Covered it: ABC 6 (Center bias) noted that news of the arrests came days after FBI Director Christopher Wray warned members of a congressional committee about heightened terror threats from both foreign and domestic actors.

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