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ICE raids expected in major cities this weekend

ICE raids expected in major cities this weekend

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that a coalition of organizations are urging Mayor Lightfoot to sign an executive order banning all Department of Homeland Security agencies - not just ICE - from accessing police data.

NY is among as many as 10 cities nationwide that are going to be the target of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids targeting illegal immigrants, which are expected to begin this weekend and the state's attorney general is vowing to protect those undocumented immigrants.

U.S. authorities plan to start arresting immigrants eligible for deportation in 10 cities this weekend, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday, adding that he was not concerned about the advance notice.

"If the word gets out, it gets out", he said.

"Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States", Trump tweeted on June 17. Around 2,000 are expected to be targeted.

ACLU said the suit aims to protect refugee families and children who fled widespread violence in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and other countries at the hands of their governments and murderous gangs.

Democrats are banding together to remind immigrants of their rights when facing law enforcement.

What happens to those who are arrested?

"Certainly he's not a wallflower and you know expect his determination to carry that forward, and you know, we'll see what the courts say, but I don't have any doubt about the President's determination in that regard".

Others could file a motion to reopen if conditions have deteriorated in their home country since the date they were ordered deported.

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Trump has again defended the operation on July 12 saying that he has an obligation to enforce laws on people who have broken them.

ICE's goal is to deport the families as quickly as possible.

"We'll focus on criminals as much as a we can", Trump said on Friday.

In the interview with FBN, Gooden noted Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas allegedly instructed her staff to cross the border into Mexico and encourage migrants to break the law by crossing into the United States.

While the threat of "massive", coordinated ICE raids has loomed over Trump's presidency, former immigration officials say the way the upcoming operation has been rolled out indicates that the outward perception of a tough crackdown seems to be more important than an effective outcome.

The plan to enforce the law on illegal immigrants with final orders of removal, including families whose immigration cases had been fast-tracked by a judge, was announced by Trump in late June. "We haven't been asked to participate in any raids, and certainly we are obviously a pro-immigrant city", said Francis Suarez, the Republican mayor of Miami.

In 2017, ICE apprehended 650 individuals during a four-day operation, dubbed Operation Border Guardian/Border Resolve, which targeted families and unaccompanied children.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY predicted that when photos of the deportations go viral, Trump will have to cancel the operation.