ICE Twitter Account Back Up After Being Removed Due to ‘Technical Glitch’

ICE

The Twitter account for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was removed then placed back on the social media platform Thursday after a “technical glitch” was resolved.

At some point Thursday, the @ICEgov account appeared to have disappeared from Twitter. The disappearance of the account for the federal agency, which has been the subject of polarizing political debates, got lots of response Thursday afternoon. Matt Ford, a reporter with The New Republic, tweeted that the account had disappeared about 12:18 p.m.

Immigration enforcement is the primary purpose of ICE, and the agency enforces “400 federal statutes and focuses on smart immigration enforcement, preventing terrorism and combating the illegal movement of people and goods,” according to the website. Some critics have disputed the efforts to enforce immigration laws as an affront to human rights for the thousands who are being detained at the more than 130 facilities across the U.S.

AJC

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s