ICE does not know how many veterans it has deported, watchdog finds

Washington (CNN)US Immigration and Customs Enforcement does not know exactly how many noncitizen veterans it has deported over the last five years, according to a federal watchdog group. Those findings have drawn the ire of Rep. Mark Takano, a California Democrat who’s the chairman of the House Veteran’s Affairs Committee, who sent a letter to acting ICE Director Mark Morgan on Thursday demanding answers. “I was deeply alarmed by the findings in the report that show not only are we unable to fully quantify how many of these men and women are being deported, but that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has certain policies already in place to which it consistently fails to adhere,” he wrote, according to a copy …