America to deport immigrants on Sunday

America to deport immigrants on Sunday

US President Donald Trump confirmed Friday that agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency will launch raids across the country this weekend to round up thousands of undocumented migrants for deportation.

"While they are looking for people who have orders for removal or deportation they also will arrest anyone who is there in the way", Moore, added.

Migrant communities and immigration and rights activists around the country were girding for the raids.

This is the first massive raid planned to target families who have recently arrived in the U.S.

The raids, which will be conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement over multiple days, will include "collateral" deportations, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the preliminary stage of the operation.

ICE said in a previous statement its focus was arresting people with criminal histories but any immigrant found in violation of USA laws was subject to arrest.

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Upon hearing that ICE raids would reportedly be happening in New York City, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) issued a statement pledging that "New York will fight" this "politically motivated directive".

ICE had planned to arrest and deport families with court-ordered removals in 10 cities in late June, according to a senior immigration official. "We know that a lot of these immigrant communities, young people - as young as 10, 11, 12 who may be English speakers - who are the translators for their parents that are getting exposed to this trauma and worry at such a young age", she said.

"That violates the cardinal rule which is that you maintain the element of surprise both to protect the safety of your officers and to ensure the effectiveness of the operation", Sandweg said.

Numerous families targeted for this operation are reported to be asylum seekers who have received final orders of removal but remain in the US. "It's really going to impact our community to see that happen because with any detention they're separating the men and the women and the children".

The raids were postponed last month, with Trump saying he was giving both parties time to come up with a solution.

'Check your neighbors & know your rights, ' she tweeted earlier Thursday. She said agents must have a judicial warrant signed by a judge to come in without permission. Trump said on Friday that the raids would begin "fairly soon". "That federal misdemeanor of entering without documentation so when they say criminal that doesn't necessarily mean a hardened criminal". They also have the right to remain silent, and the right to speak to an attorney.

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