Immigration officials detain two men on Martha's Vineyard

In January, Islanders crowded into an immigration forum at the Edgartown Public Library to hear about the prospect of immigration crackdowns on Martha's Vineyard.—Stacey Rupolo

Updated 11 a.m. Friday

Two Brazilian men with immigration arrest warrants were apprehended Thursday morning by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Oak Bluffs Police Chief Erik Blake confirmed in a phone conversation with The Times that ICE picked up two people Thursday morning, one in Oak Bluffs, one in Tisbury. Both people had been previously deported and had federal detaining orders.

One of the men has been identified as Marcelo Fernandes Frias of Oak Bluffs.

Chief Blake said ICE contacted his department Thursday morning to let them know they were coming. The action was not initiated by local police.

Due to a flurry of local activity, Tisbury police did not accompany ICE agents on Thursday morning. The identity of the second person apprehended is not known at this time.