In a call with reporters earlier this week, Mark Morgan, the acting director of the ICE, said the agency would target for deportation families that have received a removal order from a usa immigration court.
"Further, I reiterated that CPD will not cooperate with or facilitate any ICE enforcement actions", she added.
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US immigration authorities will commence an operation at the direction of US President Donald Trump on Sunday to begin rounding up almost 2,000 illegal immigrants residing in the United States, media reported.
Multiple outlets appear to be confirming reports that ICE is planning a massive effort to take into custody those undocumented and illegal migrants across almost a dozen cities.
'When people come into our Country illegally, they will be DEPORTED!' Trump continued.
"Due to law-enforcement sensitivities and the safety and security of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel, the agency will not offer specific details related to enforcement operations before the conclusion of those actions", Bourke said.
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According to the newspaper, the raids will target 10 cities including Houston, Chicago, Miami, and Los Angeles.
The Miami Herald reported that among those first to be targeted will be minors who came into the US without their parents and have since turned 18, people who were ordered removed in absentia and people who missed a court hearing and did not respond to letters mailed to their homes by the Department of Justice.
Trump administration officials say the 1 million migrants who have been issued final deportation orders but are still living in the USA will be targeted first in the operation.
The Post reported that ICE has been preparing agents and equipment for the operation expected to start Sunday and unfold over several days.
Migrants from Central America form a human chain to cross the Rio Bravo river to enter illegally into the United States to turn themselves in to request for asylum in El Paso, Texas, U.S., as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico June 11, 2019.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner also struck a different note, saying he has not been directly notified by ICE about any plans to conduct raids, and stressing a need for "comprehensive immigration reform" in a statement Friday.