#TSRUpdatez: It seems like #Trump and #Congress couldn’t come to some sort of resolution about the current immigration crisis because the previously postponed nationwide immigration raids are back on.
ICE agents plan to arrest thousands of migrant families who already have court orders to be removed, @cnn reports. Trump is also trying to press ahead with adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census after the Supreme Court dealt a major setback to his efforts last month.
The New York Times first reported on the raids, saying they are expected to take place in at least 10 major cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, New Orleans and San Francisco. They reportedly will occur “over multiple days” and will include “collateral” deportations in which “authorities might detain immigrants who happened to be on the scene, even though they were not targets of the raids.”
On Wednesday, acting US Citizenship and Immigration Services director, Ken Cuccinelli, said the ICE raids are “absolutely going to happen” following a delay from the President to see if Congress could work out a legislative solution on immigration. “They’re absolutely going to happen. There’s approximately a million people in this country with removal orders. And of course that isn’t what ICE will go after in this, but that’s the pool of people who have been all the way through the due process chain,” he told reporters at the White House.
ICE planned to arrest and deport families with court-ordered removals in 10 cities in late June, according to a senior immigration official.
The day before the raids were set to begin, Trump delayed them for two weeks, saying that he would wait “to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border.”
After the original raids were delayed, Acting ICE Director Mark Morgan, said operational details that had been reported were to blame for the delay.
Morgan had previously confirmed to reporters that plans were underway, though he refrained from providing any details about them.
“It’s just egregious, and it puts the lives of the officers and agents at risk,” Morgan said on Fox News last month. “The men and women I’ve served with are true American heroes. And so what the President did — he recognized that, and so he postponed … to protect them.”
We’ll keep you posted on any updates, Roommates.
TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh