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ICE Agents to Begin “Immigration Raids” in 10 US Cities Starting Sunday

— United States

ICE Agents (Immigrants and Custom Enforcements) in the United States are getting ready to do “Immigration Raids” on illegal families in ten cities across the United States starting on Sunday with some cities here on the west coast. The Immigration Enforcements Agency is expected to arrest 2,040 undocumented immigrants.

The first announcement came from President Trump’s twitter feed as he directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to conduct a mass roundup of migrant families that have received deportation orders, an operation that is likely to begin with predawn raids in major U.S. cities on Sunday.

With cities here on the west coast being affected, The Los Angeles Police Department released a statement Friday saying LAPD is aware of upcoming ICE actions “beginning this Sunday,” that would be directed toward individuals who have been issued final deportation orders, and LAPD Chief Michel Moore told reporters Friday that ICE has 140 targets in the area.

New York Attorney General Letitia James assailed Trump’s plan for mass deportation raids, saying that the president’s “use of migrant families and asylum seekers as political punching bags is a despicable act of racism and xenophobia that is antithetical to our basic human values.”

Just recently this year two ICE arrests have made national media attention in the Moses Lake area with one at the Grant County Municipal Court House near REC and another one just outside of the Grant County Courthouse in Ephrata both in plain clothes. ICE officials in Washington haven’t stated if they will perform the arrests in marked uniforms or in plain attire.

ICE and Border Patrol Agents In Eastern Washington