ICE raids to ‘deport 2,000 of immigrants’ will be begin on SUNDAY: Trump-backed operation will be carried out over multiple days in 10 major cities, Homeland Security officials warn
Immigration Customs and Border Patrol officers will start conducting raids all over the country on Sunday in a bid to arrest thousands of members of undocumented families, officials have announced, having previously had the scheme halted by President Trump.
As first reported by the New York Times, the controversial raids will conducted over a number of days commencing the morning of July 14, which will include ‘collateral’ deportations according to two anonymous ICE officials.
Officers have been instructed to detain immigrants who happen to be in the vicinity of the raid, even if they weren’t the intended target of it, the officials said.
Family members who are arrested together will be held in family detention centers in Texas and Pennsylvania, but space limitations may mean some will be held up in hotels until proper travel documents can be prepared.
Immigration Customs and Border Patrol officers will start conducting raids all over the country on Sunday in a bid to arrest thousands of members of undocumented families
The aim of the raids is to deport the families as quickly as possible, the sources told the outlet.
ICE are believed to be targeting 2,000 immigrants across 10 major cities who’re residing in the country illegally after ignoring deportation orders.
The targeted family are believed to be those who crossed the US-Mexico border as recently as last fall.
ICE issued the families notice to report to their nearest immigration office and leave the United States, according to the sources.
The immigration outfit have thus far refused to comment on the specific details of the operation to ensure the safety of agency personnel.
ICE are believed to be targeting 2,000 immigrants across 10 major cities who’re residing in the country illegally after ignoring deportation orders
The slated raids have sparked fearsome debate inside the Department of Homeland security, outraged politicians across the bi-partisan divide and has rattled immigrant communities over the past few weeks.
Trump’s Administration is homing the scheme harsh display of force will deter other migrant families from attempting to cross of the US-Mexico divide.
Agents of the government body are said to have expressed concerns to their superiors about arresting babies and other young children.
They’re also said to be apprehensive about how effective the tactic might be, considering now that tips on how to avoid arrest have already spread among various immigrant communities.
For instance, ICE agents are not allowed to force entry into someone’s home, so if they don’t answer, they won’t be confronted.