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ICE raids targeting thousands of undocumented immigrants will start Sunday, per report

ICE did not confirm the operation citing safety concerns, but another immigration official said the raids were "going to happen"

July 11, 2019 - 8:39 am

(KFTK) - Put on hold last month, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is set to round up 2,000 immigrants in 10 major cities who have been ordered for deportation from the United States.

According to the New York Times, who spoke with one former and two current Department of Homeland Security officials, the raids will begin on Sunday.

"As always, ICE prioritizes the arrest and removal of unlawfully present aliens who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security. ... However, all of those in violation of the immigration laws may be subject to immigration arrest, detention and – if found removable by final order – removal from the United States," an ICE spokesman told Fox News.

Along with those on the list, Wednesday's report says ICE agents can detain anyone illegally in the country who is caught nearby.

The agency did not confirm the operation citing safety concerns, but the acting director of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Ken Cuccinelli, said the raids were "going to happen." 

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