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Friday, May 13, 2016

U.S. plans new wave of immigrant deportation raids

U.S. immigration officials are planning a month-long series of raids in May and June to deport hundreds of Central American mothers and children found to have entered the country illegally, according to sources and an internal document seen by Reuters.

The operation would likely be the largest deportation sweep targeting immigrant families by the administration of President Barack Obama this year after a similar drive over two days in January that focused on Georgia, Texas, and North Carolina.

Those raids, which resulted in the detention of 121 people, mostly women and children, sparked an outcry from immigration advocates and criticism from some Democrats, including the party's presidential election frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has now told field offices nationwide to launch a 30-day "surge" of arrests focused on mothers and children who have already been told to leave the United States, the document seen by Reuters said. The operation would also cover minors who have entered the country without a guardian and since turned 18 years of age, the document said. Two sources confirmed the details of the plan.

The exact dates of the latest series of raids were not known and the details of the operation could change.



Anonymous said...

Huh. "Look-- we're tough on immigration." Right before the election.


They'll be arrested in a dramatic raid, then quietly let go with a notice to appear.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, they are going to "wave" their magic wand, cause that's all Obama is going to let them do, and hope they all disappear.

Steve said...

Meanwhile, Obama is importing thousands of Syrian terrorists into the country.

I feel so much better now.


Anonymous said...

It must be frustrating to be an ICE officer when they work so hard to round up the illegals only to see them set free with promise to return to court for a hearing.