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Lloyd Taco Truck apologizes for serving lunch at Federal Detention Center in Batavia

Posted at 1:43 PM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-28 09:10:47-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Lloyd Taco Trucks is apologizing after serving lunch at a federal detention facility in Batavia that includes offices for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The company says the request came in weeks ago via its standard intake request system.

Lloyd says it feels this business decision was a poor choice and says it is not proud of serving lunch at the facility because of its close ties to immigration services throughout Western New York.

The company plans to donate sales from yesterday’s service to Justice for Migrant Families WNY.

Here is its full statement:

Ice responded in a statement to 7 Eyewitness News:

“The men and women who work at the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility are Detention Officers, Deportation Officers, administrative support staff, Doctors, Nurses, Judges, Attorneys, and maintenance staff. Each and every one of them is entrusted with the safety, security, and care of the detainees here. Almost 50% of the staff are Veterans. Families are not detained here nor has any child been here. Further, an overwhelming percentage of the detainees detained at this facility are criminal aliens, meaning, they continued to commit more crimes after illegally entering the United States.
We are doing our jobs, enforcing the laws passed by Congress. Just like we have for many Presidents. We will not apologize for doing this, not even to a food truck that now chooses to discriminate against us.”

-ICE Field Office Director Thomas Feeley