Flagstaff Police Debunk Deportation Scam

August 30, 2017

Flagstaff police are investigating a suspicious letter that has been mailed to residents warning the recipients of imminent deportation.

The letters have been sent by the so-called Legal Americans Surveillance Citizens Project. They said in the letter that officers from the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and the Flagstaff Police Department have been deputized as official Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.

Flagstaff police said this is false and they will continue to not engage in roundups of people regardless of their legal status.

The police said anyone receiving a similar letter should report it to the police, so they can determine if a crime is being committed and if certain people are being targeted because of their race or ethnicity.