Planned ICE raids cause fear for migrant families in West Michigan


Immigrations and Customs Enforcement raids are headed for several us cities starting Sunday, targeting at least 2,000 immigrants facing deportation orders, The New York Times reported Thursday.

Immigrant communities are bracing for nationwide raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to begin on Sunday, planning protests and working with legal aid groups to provide advice to those affected. In those deportations, the authorities might detain immigrants who happened to be on the scene, even though they were not targets of the raids. The arrests will target more than 2,000 people and will take place in at least 10 USA cities.

When possible, family members who are arrested together will be held in family detention centers in Texas and Pennsylvania.

In June 2018, CBS News reported that during an interview with Schwab in his home about his decision to resign, agents from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) showed up at his front door and interrupted the interview.

A week later at the G20 summit, Trump said his administration still planed to launch a series of ICE raids sometime after the end of that two week period, which would be after the July Fourth holiday.

"And I think we are going down a very hard path that we, and I say we to represent Nancy and the gang, that we can not turn back on".

"ICE raids are nothing new". Most of those arrests are made without any special publicity.

While the Trump administration wants people to begin leaving the country on their own accord, a outcome of such tactics is that people "put themselves in more peril by not taking themselves to health clinics, not going to school, not going to work, not telling police about crimes they know about, and be more and more invisible in ways that can have deleterious effects in the community", she said.

Attorney Siobhan Waldron said: 'ICE is not only targeting those without immigration status, but those with status, so everyone must must educate themselves. Acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli gives his take on the upcoming raids.

Raids are expected to happen in at least ten major cities across the US.

The Miami Herald ran a story on Thursday titled "With Miami expecting deportations, some tips on your rights if ICE knocks on the door".

In a statement issued this week, ICE spokesman Matthew Bourke said the agency would not comment on specific details related to enforcement operations, to ensure the safety and security of agency personnel. Additionally, she said immigrants should memorize this statement: "I wish to remain silent, to exercise my right to remain silent and to refuse to answer any questions".

"Our communities have been in constant fear", Estela Vara, a Chicago-area organizer said Thursday at a rally outside the city's Immigration and Custom Enforcement offices where some activists chanted "Immigration Not Deportation!"

The former Democratic presidential nominee and secretary of state posted "legal advice" in Spanish on how to evade ICE agents, saying, "Por favor comparte (please share)". Asked how many would be removed, Trump said: "We'll be taking them out by the thousands".