ICE Reportedly Begins Deportation Raids

By Mike Brest July 15th, 2019 | Image Source: The Stream

Nationwide raids targeting illegal immigrants who have a missed a court appearance or have been ordered by a court to be removed from the country began Sunday, according to CNN.

The raids, which are being conducted by the Immigration Customs Enforcement agency, are being conducted in cities throughout the country. They are targeting approximately 2,000 people whom courts have ordered to be removed from the country.

“It starts on Sunday, and they’re going to take people out, and they’re going to bring them back to their countries, or they’re going to take criminals out — put them in prison or put them in prison in the countries they came from,” President Trump said outside the White House on Friday.

The raids are in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and San Francisco. ICE was also expected to carry out raids in New Orleans but that has been postponed as a result of Tropical Storm Barry.

In the days leading up to the raids, multiple Democratic members of Congress shared statements trying to help those who are fearful of being deported.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged her party to spread the “know your rights” campaign during a closed-door whips meeting, according to Politico.

“An ICE deportation warrant is not the same as a search warrant. If that is the only document ICE brings to a home raid, agents do not have the legal right to enter a home. If ICE agents don’t have a warrant signed by a judge, a person may refuse to open the door and let them in,” said Pelosi, reading from prepared remarks at her weekly press conference.

Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota also tried to spread information about people’s rights.

Author: Mike Brest

Source: Washington Examiner: ICE reportedly begins deportation raids

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