Immigration and Customs Enforcement is scheduled to begin raids in major cities this Sunday to deport thousands of undocumented migrants, according to former and current officials of the Department of Homeland Security.
This order is known as “collateral” deportations, which targets families, and includes the deportation of over 2,000 migrants. The New York Times states that “the authorities might detain immigrants who happened to be on the scene, even though they were not targets of the raids.”
This operation is expected to take place in 10 major cities including Miami, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Agency officials have yet to expose specific details about the raids, supporting several officials’ statements that the Trump Administration’s goal is to deter families from migrating.
This order comes after the Committee of Oversight and Reform hearing on Kids in Cages: The Humanitarian Crisis at the Border. During the committee hearing, Yazmin Juarez, a migrant mother, testified on the death of her child due to the inhumane conditions at the detention facilities. Two-year-old, Mariee’s death is one of 7 deaths now reported from the border.
Media Resources: The New York Times 7/11/19, Huffpost 7/11/19, Feminist Newswire 7/31/18