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ICE: Rumors of checkpoints, sweeps are ‘false, dangerous and irresponsible’

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DENVER — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Wednesday night that widespread reports on social media of roundups and checkpoints designed to arrest illegal immigrants are not true.

Several people have gone on social media claiming there were ICE checkpoints set up along some roads around the Denver area.

There has been no evidence of any checkpoints in the area.

“Reports of ICE checkpoints and sweeps or ’roundups’ are false, dangerous and irresponsible,” the agency said in the first of several tweets.

“These reports create mass panic and put communities and law enforcement personnel in unnecessary danger.

“Any groups falsely reporting such activities are doing a disservice to those they claim to support.”