Almost 40 foreign nationals were detained in Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids in New York City, according to a memo released by organization. Critics said arrests and deportations are bound to go up.
Yet, in spite of that, The Los Angeles Times reports that according to a lawsuit, ICE agents arrested a 23-year-old immigrant near Seattle, who is a "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals"-eligible Dreamer". "As it is part of a criminal investigation pending federal prosecution, we can not release further details".
He said in a series of "targeted enforcement operations", immigration officials targeted people who posed public safety threats, including criminals, gang members and people who re-entered the United States illegally after they were already removed.
Plant City, in Hillsborough County, has a sizable immigrant population due to farming. He said 75 percent of those arrested were criminals, some of whom had been convicted of homicide and aggravated sexual assault.
US authorities on Monday said they arrested almost 700 undocumented immigrants as part of a series of raids tied to President Trump's executive order to find and deport 11 million people living in the United States illegally.
Gillian Christensen, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), said the raids were part of "routine" immigration enforcement actions. In March 2015, ICE said a five-day enforcement effort ended with more than 2,000 arrests.
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The three-time All-Star is also one of the best defenders in the game, having earned four Gold Glove awards during his career. McKirahan held a 5.93 ERA over 27 appearances for the Braves in 2015 and missed all of 2016 following Tommy John surgery.
Immigrant communities and their advocates are on edge after the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, or ICE, arrested 40 people in the NY area over five days last week.
Agents from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested hundreds of illegal immigrants across at least seven states last week - detaining people at their workplaces, arresting them in shopping centre auto parks, and taking them from their homes.
President Trump insisted the raids have specifically targeted criminals, saying in a Sunday tweet that the "crackdown on illegal criminals is merely the keeping of my campaign promise".
While Obama's actions were more focused, critics say, the executive order Donald Trump signed his first week will expand that focus to include almost all undocumented immigrants, including those only suspected of a safety threat or crime. "They just grab you", Hilario Lagarette said.
The Department of Homeland Security says 41 New Yorkers have been arrested during the raids so far.
"I think that in the end, everyone is going to be extremely happy, and I will tell you right now, a lot of people are very, very happy right now", he said.