700 People In Mississippi Raids Arrested By US Immigration

Almost 700 People In Mississippi Raids Arrested By ICE officials. The co-ordinated operations targeted workers at seven agricultural processing plants who allegedly did not have proper documentation. ICE officials arrived in buses to question and arrest people. Most of the children were taken to local gym after they came back home to find their parents gone after the series of raids in the state of Mississippi.

Almost 700 People In Mississippi Raids Arrested By US Immigration Officials

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported that approximately 680 estimated removable aliens had been detained. The US President Donald Trump announced an immigration crackdown in June, saying “millions of illegal aliens who found their way into the US” would not be spared as they will all be removed.

What is illegal immigration in US?

This is the process of migrating into the United States as against federal immigration laws. In order words, this is when foreign nationals enters the United States illegally and also, those who enter legally but remained after the expiration of their entry visa or parole documents. This act has been a matter of discuss in the United States since the 1980s and has been a major focus of President Donald Trump.

Over the years, research has shown that illegal immigration increases the size of the US economy by contributing to the country’s economic growth, by enhancing the welfare of natives, contributing more in tax revenue than they collect.

Almost 700 People In Mississippi Raids Arrested By ICE

Just hours before Mr Trump arrived in Latino city of El Paso, there was a raid which marked a mass shooting that left 22 people dead.

Approximately 600 estimated ICE agents arrived at the chicken processing plants, which is owned by five different companies, in the towns of  Carthage, Sebastopol, Pelahatchie, Bay Springs, Canton and Morton. The acting director of the agency, Matthew Albence in an interview with the Association Press news agency disclosed that it was one of the largest enforcement operations against u documented immigrants. Friends and families witnessed ad officers surrounded  plants and began to arrest the workers. A daughter to one of the detained women tells an official “Her mum who is her only guardian is in there”, as people are been loaded into a bus. One of the immigration officials assured the girl that her my will not be deported and will be released as she has a US citizen child.

In an interview with AFP news agency, Mr Albence disclosed that the children would be sent to live with relatives or with other families. Mr McGee said at least six families had a parent detained in the raids, with children ranging in age from kindergarten to high school. The detainees were taken to Mississippi National Guard hangar for questioning.

According to the statement released by ICE, some of the detainees may be temporarily released after consideration of their criminality and prior immigration history. Details on the nationality of the detainees has not been disclosed by ICE. However, the Mexican government has reportedly sent consular staff to the area to help any of their nationals who may be involved.

“The moral vandalism of this administration has no end – how is traumatizing these kids, abandoning them and making anyone any safer

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