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U.S. to kick off migrant crackdown on Sunday: Washington Post

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U.S. to kick off migrant crackdown on Sunday: Washington Post

U.S. to kick off migrant crackdown on Sunday: Washington Post

U.S. immigration authorities plan to launch on Sunday a sweeping effort to deport recently arrived families who are in the United States illegally, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing three unnamed U.S. officials.

Chris Dignam has more.

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U.S. immigration authorities plan to launch a mass roundup of migrant families on Sunday, an operation that is likely to begin with predawn raids in major U.S. cities.

That's according to a report from the Washington Post, citing three unnamed officials, saying President Donald Trump has directed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to conduct raids to deport recently arrived families who are in theUnited States illegally.

In a call with reporters earlier this week, acting ICE director Mark Morgan told reporters the agency would target families that have received a removal order from a U.S. immigration court.

The Washington Post said the plan is referred to as the “family op” at ICE and the Department of Homeland Security, and is expected to target up to 2,000 families in as many as 10 U.S. cities.

The report also said that acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan has been urging ICE to conduct a narrower, more-targeted operation, warning that indiscriminate raids to arrest migrants in their homes and at work risks separating children from theirparents.

The reported operation is consistent with a Monday tweet from Trump, who said the process of removing millions of illegal aliens would begin next week.




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