ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - It's hard to get into an immigration debate without someone mentioning Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, and its job of apprehending undocumented immigrants and deporting many of them.
The agency has hundreds of officers just in Upstate New York and runs a 650-bed detention center in Batavia.
The man who runs this field office is Thomas Feeley.
Feeley said his field office has been busier under the Trump Administration, but adds the job itself isn't all that different from when he began several administrations ago.
In the interview attached to this article, Feeley talked about how he got his start and the current climate in which ICE finds itself a lightening rod.
As part of this series on the Immigration Debate, we've also interviewed Congressman Tom Reed, Wayne County apple farmer John Teeple, mourning father Pastor Tony Bartolucci, undocumented immigrants Ignacio Ramirez and Dolores Bustamante, and Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts.
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