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ICE Deploys Liaison To Calm Nerves In Immigrant Communities

ICE community relations officer Melissa Nitsch (left) talks with community members. (Liz Jones/KUOW)
ICE community relations officer Melissa Nitsch (left) talks with community members. (Liz Jones/KUOW)

The mere mention of ICE, or Immigration and Customs Enforcement, can send some neighborhoods into a panic. But in Seattle, one ICE employee has the job of working with immigrant communities to build trust and understanding. It’s a relatively new effort for the federal agency, and local groups still aren’t quite sure what to make of it.

Liz Jones (@KUOWLiz) reports from Here & Now contributor KUOW in Seattle.

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