ICE Will Reportedly Start Raids To Arrest Thousands of Immigrants On Sunday
This week, the Trump administration is prepping to launch its on-again, off-again nationwide immigration raids on undocumented immigrants, according to the New York Times.
The latest operation is expected to target around 2,000 immigrants across at least 10 major cities that have been issued deportation orders. Officials who spoke to the Times said it will begin on Sunday and that the raids will occur “over multiple days.” In addition to that, it will also include “collateral” deportations in which “authorities might detain immigrants who happened to be on the scene, even though they were not targets of the raids.”
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services director Ken Cuccinelli confirmed that this will be happening while talking to reporters outside the White House on Wednesday.
“They’re absolutely going to happen. There’s approximately a million people in this country with removal orders. And of course that isn’t what ICE will go after in this, but that’s the pool of people who have been all the way through the due process chain.”
The move to attempt the raids has already sparked a major outcry from immigration advocates, lawyers and Democrats on Capitol Hill who say that the this would violate the basic rights of many migrants.
“This is wrong, the way we’re doing it to basically to further divide the country, and it doesn’t need to be done,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) told CNN on Thursday. “It’s being used as a division for our country.”
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