ICE: Illegal immigration ‘very significant’ in Elko

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say illegal immigration in Elko County is a “very significant” issue.

Elko Sheriff Lotspeich says an ICE visit to 10 Elko businesses found several people living and working in the community illegally.

ICE apparently told the Sheriff the illegal immigration problem was “very significant” in Elko County.

Lehmann said there are other circumstances that could lead to taking the person into custody, such as a previous deportation by ICE. An outstanding arrest warrants, as with any other person, also constitute a hold. But, as Morton said, if those who are here illegally are pulled over for a traffic violation or contacted for some other minor offense, they are most often cited and let go, despite a records search verifying their illegal status.

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