ICE raids targeting migrant families slated to start Sunday in major US cities [including Denver]

Article CAIRCO note: 
3.8 million illegal aliens were rounded up and deported during Operation Wetback.
Article author: 
Nick Miroff
Article publisher: 
Denver Post and Washington Post
Article date: 
21 June 2019
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

President Donald Trump has directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to conduct a mass roundup of migrant families that have received deportation orders, an operation that is likely to begin with predawn raids in major U.S. cities on Sunday, according to three U.S. officials with knowledge of the plans ...

The “family op,” as it is referred to at ICE and the Department of Homeland Security, is slated to target up to 2,000 families facing deportation orders in as many as 10 U.S. cities, including Houston, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and other major immigration destinations, said the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the law enforcement operation.

The Miami Herald and CNN are reporting that Denver is one of those 10 cities ...

The agency is planning to use hotel rooms as temporary staging areas to detain parents and children until all the members of a family are together and ready for deportation ...

“In February, we sent letters to these individuals telling them they had an order of removal,” Morgan told reporters this week.

Families cannot be exempted, he said: “The law must be applied fairly and equally. We’re going to do that with compassion and dignity, but we’re going to enforce the law.” ...

The Department of Justice fast-tracked the cases of thousands of families in major cities, obtaining “in absentia” deportation orders for thousands of families that did not show up for their court hearings ...


 We know 3.8 million rounded up and deported during Operation Wetback, so wisg this one to go even better. Godspeed ICE!