Nationwide ICE Raids To Begin Sunday, Target 2,000 Migrants

Cheryl Sanders
July 13, 2019

"I've seen first hand what happens to families impacted by this", Moore, said. "I say they came in illegally and we're bringing them out legally".

Cuccinelli also seemed to concede that Trump's fight to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census after the Supreme Court blocked the question for the the time being will ultimately be up to the courts, but he said Trump is determined.

Senior Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer warned the Trump administration that ICE should not split families with young children if it carries out the raids.

Additionally, Warren said she would plan to expand legal immigration as well as raise the refugee cap and affirm asylum protections. "Nothing to be secret about".

On the first day of such operations, agents typically are able to get most of their targets "because of the element of surprise", Sandweg said.

On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security said 104,344 migrants were detained after crossing the border in June, down 28 percent from May's 13-year record high but still an extremely high figure, some 60,000 more than the same month last year.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement will target families whose immigration cases were handled through an expedited court process that began in 2018, the acting ICE director said last month. Such a massive round-up would usually be kept under wraps to avoid alerting those who will be targeted.

Trump later announced those operations were being postponed. Most of those arrests are made without any special publicity.

On June 22, President Donald Trump announced that he would delay his plans for mass deportation roundups in at least 10 major cities, including Miami, Los Angeles and Chicago.

"A new wave of ICE arrests is expected to begin this Sunday in at least 10 cities across the country".

"The people that will be apprehended have been ordered to be deported. It is clearly all part of what the administration sees as a way to get deterrence".

"The president and his new team of immigration "tough guys" want to show how tough they are, but the political motivations are brazen and the cruelty that will be inflicted by neighborhood "family operations" will be widely felt in American communities", Rivlin said.

"They are absolutely going to happen", he said of the raids, however.

Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh told News 12 New Jersey the raids are "unfair" and that his city would follow New Jersey's directive that limits law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration officials.

"It's unfathomable why the head of the agency responsible for immigration services would reveal details of ICE's imminent enforcement operation", Kevin Landy, a former official at ICE during the Obama Administration, told TIME.

The document advises illegal aliens not to answer the door if an ICE agent knocks, letting the agents know they have "the right to remain silent", and to not sign anything without talking to a lawyer.

Lightfoot said "the Chicago Police Department will not cooperate with ICE".

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