ICE raids in NYC of undocumented immigrants to begin Sunday

Kimberly Dole
July 11, 2019 - 10:54 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Nationwide raids by Immigration and Custom Enforcement to arrest thousands of undocumented immigrants are scheduled to begin on Sunday after being delayed by President Trump more than two weeks ago. 

The New York Times originally reported on the raids, saying they are expected to take place over multiple days in at least 10 cities 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.”

Matthew Bourke, an ICE spokesman, said ICE will not comment on operational details and “ICE prioritizes the arrest and removal of unlawfully present aliens who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security.”

“They’re absolutely going to happen. There’s approximately a million people in this country with removal orders," said acting US Citizenship and Immigration Services director Ken Cuccinelli on Wednesday. "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 added.

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