Immigration Officials Arrest 235 During Midwestern Operation

Immigration Officials Arrest 235 During Midwestern Operation

News this week that federal agents have targeted six U.S. states in a series of immigration enforcement raids has intensified growing fear and anxiety in the Ghanaian immigrant community - even among families with legal status.

"Forgive us for not believing 100 percent of what [ICE] are saying when in the field. they were not forthcoming in regards to the real numbers of individuals that were affected", he said. In an email, the agency said reports of ICE checkpoints and sweeps that target undocumented immigrants indiscriminately are false. "As it is part of a criminal investigation pending federal prosecution, we can not release further details".

Kelly said the "criminal aliens" committed crimes including, but not limited to, homicide, drug trafficking, sexual crimes, assault, DUI and weapons offenses. In one case, the ICE agency charged one immigrant as a "gang member" because of old speeding tickets and tattoos.

According to Kelly, ICE regularly conducts these sort of actions and they are consistent with the "routine" arrests ICE agents make on a daily basis.

ICE provided a tally of 655 people arrested in New York, California, Illinois, Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana and Wisconsin.

In a January 25 executive order, Trump broadened an Obama-era priority enforcement system for immigrants subject to removal from the US.

Barack Obama also made curbing illegal immigration a priority - removing people from the country with such speed he earnt himself the nickname the King of Deportations.

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"Undocumented immigrants live in fear, and they are confused and scared", Schumer said.

Immigration enforcement arrests over the past week in major cities across the country have sparked renewed concern among advocates that the Trump Administration is expanding the focus of deportations.

"I think that in the end, everyone is going to be extremely happy, and I will tell you right now, a lot of people are very, very happy right now", he said.

During a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday, the new Republican president said that his administration was doing "a great job" on curbing immigration. It's also unclear whether the 75 percent statistic includes more minor crimes than the examples listed.

Immigration, Customs and Enforcement (ICE) officials, however, insisted the raids, carried out in major cities in multiple states, were routine, and noted that other roundups under President Obama had netted far more arrests, including more than 2,000 people during a five-day operation in 2015. "They just grab you", Hilario Lagarette said.

American authorities are rounding up immigrants in an enforcement surge that President Donald Trump promised on the campaign trail.

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