Nationwide immigration raids, conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, are scheduled to begin Sunday in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York and San Francisco.
The city of New Orleans said on Twitter that it confirmed with ICE that "immigration enforcement will be temporarily suspended through the weekend" in areas of Louisiana and Mississippi impacted by tropical storm Barry. President Donald Trump tweeted last month that ICE would soon deport "millions" of undocumented immigrants living in the country. To begin, ICE agents will target at least 2,000 immigrants who have been ordered deported but remained in the country illegally. „We’re removing people, all of these people who have come in over the years illegally,” Trump told reporters.
Immigrant families arrested together will be held together, when possible, in family detention centers in Texas and Pennsylvania, the officials told. On Wednesday, acting US Citizenship and Immigration Services director Ken Cuccinelli said the ICE raids are "absolutely going to happen. There's approximately a million people in this country with removal orders. "