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Woman arrested by ICE in Hudson released

Aug 16, 2019 12:57 am
Melanie Lekocevic reports for Columbia-Greene Media that the woman arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers Aug. 13 outside the Casa Latina restaurant in Hudson was released on a $5,000 bond. Bryan MacCormack, executive director of the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement, said his group helped post the bond for the woman who was visiting Hudson from out of the area. “I believe ICE is racially profiling people. The individual who was taken is from out of state. She was here for work,” MacCormack said. “She was walking down the street in front of Casa Latina when she was arrested. They saw a brown woman and they arrested her and took her.” The unnamed woman spent one night in the Rensselaer County Jail, where ICE detainees are held in the Capital Region. All the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office would say is that they had taken some action in Hudson on Tuesday. Jarin Ahmed, from the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement, said the group alerts its members and allies quickly whenever there is a local ICE incident. “Our ability to organize and mobilize so quickly has had a lot of effect on how community members are helped and how we can assist them better,” Ahmed said. “The fact that our organization exists allows us to send out alerts to community members and contact legal aid. It allows us to be diligent and efficient with the work we do.” Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.com.