It’s been a busy month for Donald Trump’s mass deportation force, as they continue to conduct large operations across the country, tearing families apart, detaining immigrants without justification, leaving U.S.-born children without their parents, and stoking fear in immigrant communities. All these raids are examples of Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda and his hostility towards immigrant communities:

 

New York Daily News: ICE busts 225 people during sweeping six-day raid in New York

 

“Operation Keep Safe, as the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency called it, netted 163 people in the city between April 9 through April 14 — 45 of whom had no outstanding criminal issue.”

 

NJ.com: ICE arrests 60 in N.J. in 5-day enforcement sweep

 

“Critics of the administration and advocates for immigrants say ICE shows no discretion in its enforcement actions, arresting and moving to deport many with no criminal records, while locking up others with asylum claims.”

 

Omaha World-Herald: Immigration agents arrest 27 people in Omaha area during operation at multiple locations

 

“Shawn Neudauer, an ICE spokesman, said that special agents with ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations conducted an operation Thursday at multiple locations in Omaha.”

 

Durham Herald-Sun: Congressman condemns ICE raids, meets with families of arrested immigrants

 

“‘I’m upset with the raids, the detentions that have occurred,’ Price said at the Carrboro offices of El Centro Hispano. The agency has been helping the families caught up in the raids that took 40 people in the country illegally into custody across the state, including 25 in the Triangle and Siler City

 

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“Eliazar Posada, a spokesman for El Centro Hispano, said ICE agents have used deception to detain people in more progressive towns. In some cases, families said ICE officers haven’t been clearly identified as federal law enforcement.”

 

Asheville Citizen-Times: Angered by ICE agreement, 50 people walk out of Henderson sheriff debate in protest

 

“U.S. Immigration and Enforcement Officials arrested more than 16 people from Buncombe and Henderson counties during raids over four days ending Tuesday, the highest number of arrests in one enforcement sweep since 2008. The agency that year arrested nearly 60 people working for an Asheville-based Department of Defense contractor.”

 

Associated Press: Immigration Raid Takes 97 Into Custody at Tennessee Plant

 

“The Thursday raid on Southeastern Provision, a meat processing plant in Bean Station in eastern Tennessee, is the largest single worksite immigration enforcement action since the administration of President George W. Bush, said Jessie Hahn, labor and employment policy attorney at the National Immigration Law Center.”

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