Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Dallas Immigration Officer Retires, Investigation Pending


"The top federal immigration officer in Dallas has been on leave since March 16 and will retire on March 31 amid an investigation about money seized from detainees.

No reason was given for the retirement of Nuria Prendes, who headed the detention and removal unit at the ICE office as the largest immigration crackdown in decades unfolded across the nation.

But people with knowledge of the investigation told The Dallas Morning News and Channel 8 (WFAA-TV) that funds seized from detainees were not returned upon the detainees’ release as required by the agency.

How much money is involved remains unclear, but Prendes' office was responsible