Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is set to carry out nationwide raids beginning on Sunday that will target thousands of immigrants for arrest and deportation, President Donald Trump confirmed on Friday.
Immigration attorneys and experts characterized the raids as a scare tactic and said the operation won’t do much to quell undocumented immigration in the long-run or solve broader immigration problems.
“The point of the raids, along with most of Trump’s immigration ‘enforcement’ policies, is not actually to ‘thwart undocumented immigration’ but rather to put immigrant communities in fear,” Lily Axelrod, an immigration lawyer in Memphis, Tennessee, told INSIDER.
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President Donald Trump on Friday confirmed that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will move forward won Sunday with raids across the country to arrest thousands of undocumented immigrants.
“I have an obligation to do it,” Trump said to reporters at the White House. “They came in illegally, they go out.”
The president added, “We’ll be taking them out by the thousands.”
The Trump administration has faced a great deal of criticism over the planned raids in recent days from Democrats in Congress, as well as from mayors and police chiefs in major US cities, but acting …read more
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