An Interview with Top Boston ICE Official Todd Lyons

By Todd Lyons, Jessica M. Vaughan, and Bryan Griffith on March 3, 2019

Event Summary

Jessica Vaughan, the Center for Immigration Studies Director of Policy Studies, interviews Todd Lyons, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Field Office Director, ERO Boston.

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Boston Lodge of Elks Function Room, 1 Morrell Street, West Roxbury, MA


SafeBoston is a committee of Boston residents concerned about the Boston sanctuary city policies and the sanctuary court movement.


Jessica Vaughan
Jessica Vaughan is the Director of Poilcy Studies at the Center for Immigration Studies.

Todd Lyons
Todd Lyons is Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Acting Field Office Director of Enforcement and Removal Operation Boston.

Full Video

Introduction by Lou Murray


Interview with Todd Lyons


Interview Clips

What is the 287(g) Program?


Heroin Dealer Released by Judge Timothy Feeley


Does a Border Wall Help ICE?


Uber Drivers Released After Assaults and Rape


Should Illegal Aliens be Deported for DUI?


ICE has High Detention Standards


Immigration Law and Executive Orders


Why Does ICE Make Arrests at Jails and Courthouses?


Lunn Decision Ends ICE Detainers in Massachusetts


How Many Illegal Aliens Does ICE Detain?


What Percentage of ICE Detainees Have Criminal Charges?


How Does ICE Identify Criminal Aliens?