Published: Sun, June 23, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

United States cities brace for immigration raids, say they will not participate

United States cities brace for immigration raids, say they will not participate

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 us cities.

"This is not my America, this is not an appropriate use of executive power or elective power and I hope the American people hold him accountable", Schaaf said at a news conference at her office Friday afternoon.

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.

President Donald Trump tweeted this afternoon that he is delaying planned ICE raids to try and work with Congress on a solution to problems at the border.

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo also released a statement Friday denouncing the proposed raids.

The US is still reeling from the Trump administration's short-lived migrant family separation policy past year.

"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 ongoing enforcement operations before the conclusion of those actions", ICE said in a statement Friday.

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Trump told reporters Saturday before leaving for Camp David: "Some cities are going to fight it".

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is preparing to begin an immigration raid Sunday in 10 cities.

Morgan said ICE's goal isn't to separate families, but to deter migrants from trying to cross the U.S. -Mexico border. "Further, I reiterated that CPD will not cooperate with or facilitate any ICE enforcement actions", Lightfoot continues.

Administration officials say such operations can have a deterrent effect on other migrants considering crossing into the United States illegally. The upcoming operation is expected to target them.

"Los Angeles will always stand with our immigrant brothers and sisters, and our law enforcement officers will never participate in these actions", Garcetti said.

Houston's Mayor Sylvester Turner noted in a statement the "rich cultural contributions" of the city's immigrants, and said: "The city does not try to do ICE's job, nor does it try to impede ICE".

On June 4, ICE's new chief, Mark Morgan, said that the agency was developing plans to target families who had not heeded orders to leave the United States.

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