Reports that immigration agents apprehending people in the United States have been illegally circulating on social media on Saturday while Donald Trump confirmed that the raids would start the next day.
POTUS said US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers would conduct a series of raids on Sunday expel immigrants with outstanding orders to leave the country.
Trump said the raids would mainly target people with criminal records, but immigration advocates say the agency is targeting more and more families recently entered the country.
Reports that CIE officials executing eviction orders on illegal immigrants were broadcast on social media confirmed that Donald Trump's raids would begin on Sunday. A file image shows ICE officials during a targeted law enforcement operation in February 2017
New York Mayor Bill De Blasio tweeted that he had received reports of attempted but apparently unsuccessful actions to implement ICE in Sunset Park and Harlem on Saturday.
New York Mayor Bill De Blasio tweeted that he has received reports of attempts at attempted but apparently unsuccessful ICE enforcement actions at Sunset Park and Harlem on Saturday.
He wrote: @NYCImmigrants and its advocates are in touch with residents and distribute door-to-door resources.
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Trump and other officials have already claimed that "millions" would be deported, but it is thought that such an operation would be logistically difficult.
According to a senior administration official, ICE has obtained a court order for the return of approximately one million undocumented migrants, but the first raids will target approximately 2,000 people in at least 10 cities, reported the New York Times this week.
"They entered illegally," Trump told reporters. "They will get people out and they will send them back to their country."
Trump said the ICE would mainly target convicted persons, including gang members, but also other people.
"It starts on Sunday and they will get people out and bring them back to their countries," Trump added.
Donald Trump, (left), said the raids would be aimed primarily at people with criminal records, but New York Mayor Bill De Blasio wanted to highlight the rights of immigrants and direct them to agencies where they could ask. help.
"Or they'll get the criminals out, put them in jail, or put them in jail in their home country."
While the focus is on eliminating criminals, Trump said the raids would also target "the people who came into our country, not through a process that simply crossed a line. They must leave.
According to the Pew Research Center, there are about 10.5 million undocumented migrants in the United States and two-thirds have been in the country for more than 10 years.
Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, said Wednesday that the ICE had ordered the deportation of nearly a million migrants, but that he had neither the manpower nor the facilities necessary to arrest and expel as much.
This operation should target undocumented families in an expedited file of the judicial system of immigration.
According to ICE, a judge who had refused to appear in court had ordered the expulsion of these immigrants, also received a notification from the agency, reported CBS.
Nancy Pelosi, (photo), described the ICE plan as "heartless raids on families" and said Sunday was the time when many Hispanic immigrant families are in church.
Pelosi read on a map with information on how to handle the raids on the ice earlier this week
Last month, Trump gave the Democrats a two-week deadline to change the country's laws guaranteeing the right of people to seek asylum, as planned raids were canceled.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will launch large deportation operations on Sunday as the administration intensifies its crackdown on undocumented immigrants, the New York Times reported.
Democrats criticized the plans, saying they threatened people who had been living in the United States for many years and built families with US citizens.
Pelosi called the ICE plan "heartless raids on families" and said Sunday was the time when many Hispanic immigrant families are in church. She added that families felt very "threatened and scared" by the raids.
On an archive photo of 2017, thousands of people take part in the "People's Walk for Immigration" to protest against the measures taken by President Donald Trump and his administration.
"These families are hard-working members of our communities and our country. This brutal action will terrorize children and tear families apart, "she told reporters.
"Many of these families are mixed-status families," she added, referring to families legally and illegally made up of members in the United States, such as migrants with children born in the United States. country.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shared her thoughts on Twitter earlier this week, urging people to share Spanish instructions such as "toma fotos y videos," which means taking photos and videos. videos.
"By favor compared," wrote Clinton, or please share it.
They took the example of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also urged people to "know your rights".
"Check with your neighbors and know your rights," she tweeted earlier Thursday.
"Remember: no one can enter your home without * judicial warrant *," she advised She also wrote that "ICE will sometimes attempt to show other papers to come in." you, the judicial warrants come from a court.
ICE did not comment on the raids, which would aim to allow Trump to show tenacity in immigration despite a still large influx of migrants to the Mexican border.
On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security reported that 104,344 migrants were arrested after crossing the border in June, 28% less than the 13-year record in May, but still very high, about 60,000 more than the same month of last year.