US Lanches Opeations on Undoumented Immigrants

Added On July 16, 2019

U.S. media outlets cited government officials as saying that the raids had begun Sunday afternoon.

But civil rights groups said there have been little sighting of the anticipated raids in the target cities.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency tasked with enforcing immigration laws, previously listed 10 major cities that they wish to target, including Atlanta, Chicago, and New York. The agency later said that New Orleans had been taken off the list due to Hurricane Barry.

ICE agents were reportedly rejected by residences in two New York neighborhoods after failing to produce warrants.

ICE officials have declined to share details of the operations.

The deportation operations were ordered by U.S. President Donald Trump to crack down on undocumented immigrant staying in the country.

But the operations have been widely criticized by Democrats and civil rights groups, who allege that the possible apprehensions may lead to rights violations.