ICE expected to launch massive immigration raids in 10 U.S. cities

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ICE expected to launch massive immigration raids in 10 US cities

It has been reported that, as soon as Sunday morning, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) could start deporting individuals with final immigration court removal orders in 10 USA cities.

The "family op", as it is referred to at ICE and the Department of Homeland Security, is scheduled to target up to 2,000 families facing deportation orders in as many as 10 USA cities, including San Francisco, Houston, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and other major immigration destinations, US officials told the Washinton Post.

"I have directed - and Superintendent Johnson has confirmed - that CPD has terminated ICE's access to CPD's databases related to federal immigration enforcement activities", Lightfoot said in a statement, and reiterated the city's support for immigrant communities. She says Superintendent Eddie Johnson confirms the order has been carried out.

"Chicago will always be a welcoming city and a champion for the rights of our immigrant and refugee communities", Lightfoot added.

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He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "Well, I am not entirely sure what he believes on this, having listened to him last night. Conservative Prime Minister candidates Dominic Raab, left, and Rory Stewart , right, are shown in the first debate on Sunday.

However, acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan has reportedly been urging ICE to take a more limited approach to detain a group of about 150 families who had attorneys but dropped out of the legal process and absconded, warning that the widespread operation could risk separating children from their parents.

On Saturday morning on Twitter, President Trump tweeted about the pending raids.

The Post reports that the administration has instead been in direct contact with acting ICE Director Mark Morgan and other agency officials.

Houston authorities will neither do ICE's job nor try to impede their work, Mayor Sylvester Turner said, emphasizing the need for comprehensive immigration reform.

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Though the operation is expected to include families on an expedited court docket, Morgan said the goal was "not to separate families", but to deter migrants from coming to the U.S. -Mexico border. "These are people that are supposed to go back to their home country", Trump wrote.

"Some cities are going to fight it, but if you notice, they're generally high crime cities".

Speaking with the LA Times, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore echoed the mayor's statement that city police would not be involved in the ICE raids.

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The zero-tolerance policy under Trump announced in April of previous year separated more than 2,000 children from their parents to deter future migration and was halted months later by executive order. "A process of the courts, and they have to be removed from the country", Trump said.

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