ICE Raids to Target 2,000 Families Across the County Starting on Sunday

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be raiding cities all across the country on Sunday.

The raids, called the “family op,” will target around 2,000 families in as many as 10 U.S. cities, including Houston, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, New York, and other major immigration destinations, according to The Washington Post.

President Donald Trump gave the orders to target families that have received deportation orders. The operation is likely to begin in the predawn and take place over several days. Hotel rooms will be used to detain parents and children until all family members are together and ready for deportation.

In direct defiance of what Trump says should be done, DHS secretary Kevin McAleenan suggested that ICE should do a narrower, more targeted operation.  McAleenan recommended detaining a group of about 150 families that were provided with attorneys but dropped out of the legal process.

He warned that massive, indiscriminate raids will separate families — again.

According to the Post, McAleenan said that “an indiscriminate operation” to arrest migrants at home and at work could end up separating the children from the parents when the kids are enjoying the summer at camp or daycare. He also said that it didn’t look good that Trump wants to spend all of these resources on flashy raids away from the so-called “border crisis.”

Officials also acknowledged that they might arrest people they cannot even deport, which is known as “collateral arrests.”

Both the Los Angeles Police Department and New York Attorney General Letitia James have said they do not support and will not help the federal government in their raids.

“This is an immoral and unconscionable act by a president and an administration hellbent on dividing our country, and, as New York’s top law enforcement officer, I can assure New Yorkers we will do everything in our power to fight back against these inhumane policies,” James said in a statement.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Latest News

KPMG and the Latino Corporate Directors Association Examine Latino Representation in the Boardrooms of U.S. Corporations.

Originally Published by KPMG Latino representation on Fortune 1000 boards KPMG and the Latino Corporate Directors Association examine Latino representation in the boardrooms of U.S. corporations. The importance of the Latino community to the U.S. economy cannot be overstated. Latinos comprise just over 18% of the US population1 and this percentage…

Cashless Society Benefits Financial Crime Prevention but Raises Concerns with Inclusion and Data Privacy

Originally Published by EY Majority believe financial institutions should make greater investments in cybersecurity to protect financial data Cash is no longer king and will not be the preferred method of payment by 2030, according to an EY poll on digital and cash payments. The survey of financial services professionals indicates…

TIAA Holds SoPro Business Resource Group Summit

TIAA recently launched its 10th Business Resource Group (BRG): SoPro, for Seasoned Professionals of TIAA. The SoPro BRG’s mission is to maximize the impact of TIAA’s network of seasoned professionals by bridging generational differences and promoting cross-cultural collaboration by sharing knowledge and experiences. This includes future collaboration and partnership with…

Twitter

On Twitter, Activists, Businesses Can Advertise Causes, But Political Ads Still Banned

Twitter released revised rules for advertisements on Friday, saying that ads sponsored by politicians still are banned but advertisements for causes, such as social, economic and environmental issues, are allowed. Beginning this week, businesses and activists are allowed to buy advertisements around causes like “civic engagement” and “social equity.” But…

nonprofit, hr, diversity

Study Finds Many Nonprofits Conscious of Staff Diversity, But Still Struggling with Implementation

Nonprofit HR released its 2019 diversity report Tuesday, which included the results from surveys of 566 nonprofit organizations throughout North America. These organizations were surveyed on their diversity practices, and the results revealed that though many organizations have diversity statements and leaders who tout diversity, the sentiments aren’t always backed…

award, ford, aclu

Christine Blasey Ford Receives ACLU’s Roger Baldwin Courage Award

Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegations against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh did not prevent him from ultimately being confirmed for the seat. However, the ACLU of Southern California honored her with the Roger Baldwin Courage Award on Sunday. Blasey Ford received both support and scrutiny for her testimony against…