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Police Shoot Armed Man To Death At Tacoma immigration jail

Police Shoot Armed Man To Death who attacked an immigration detention centre in the US city of Tacoma. In the early hours of Sunday, police said they received reports that a man armed with rifle was throwing “incendiary devices” at the Northwest Detention Center.  The suspect who was identified as Willem Van Spronsen was said to have been involved in an earlier protest at the centre. The shooting happened a day before a major deportation operation was schedule to begin.

Police Shoot Armed Man To Death

At about 04:00 local time (11:00GMT), police arrived at the privately run Northwest Detention Center, after receiving reports that an armed man was throwing “incendiary devices” at the facility and at vehicles in the car park, the statement said. The man was said to have allegedly set a vehicle on fire which he attempted to ignite a propane tank and set buildings on fire.

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials raids will target hundreds of illegal immigrants families across 10 cities. These are people who have recently been ordered to be deported but are yet to live the country. This marks the latest move in US President Donald Trump’s crackdown on migration. The city of Tacoma is not expected to be affected by the Sunday’s raids.

Police Shoot Armed Man To Death At Tacoma immigration jail

According to a police spoke person, he told Reuters that the Saturday incident took place several hours after a peaceful rally outside the Washington state facility protesting against immigrants detentions.

The Tacoma Police Department said in a statement that, the four police officers involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave, as is standard procedure in such cases, and an investigation into the incident was underway.

It was confirmed by the Tacoma Police Department that all four officers opened fire on the suspect, while it remain unclear if the suspect fired at the officers. He was found dead at the shooting scene. It could not yet be confirmed who was responsible for his death, said a police officer.

Willem Van Spronsen was identified by the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office as a man in his late 60s, according to a local report. Last year, he was reportedly accused of assaulting a police officer during a protest at the same scene.
Van Spronsen has been described to this Seattle Times Newspaper by his friend as an anarchist and anti-fascist. According to the lady whose identity is undisclosed, said she believes he planned to provoke a fatal conflict with his actions on Sunday. “I think this was a suicide. But then, Van Spronsen was able to kind of do it in a way that spoke to his political beliefs,” she said.

Migrants Children Crisis

President Donald Trump says, “the US is full,” but is this true? Who made the decision to separate migrant families in the US?. According to Associated Press reports, Northwest Detention Centre holds migrants pending deportation proceedings and has also held immigration-seeking parents separated from their children.

The GEO Group, which is in charge of the day-to-day running of the facility, told the Associated Press that “baseless accusations” about how detainees are treated there “have led to misplaced aggression as well as a dangerous environment for our employees, whose safety we consider as our top priority”.

What is President Trump’s policy on migration?

President Donald Trump has always taken a hard line on immigration which he treated as a key issue, and during his election campaign, he made the building of a wall along the Mexican border a key pledge.

Controversial policies implemented by his administration in recent years include prosecuting adults who crossed the border illegally, resulting in children being separated from their parents. However, there has been series of reports of ” dangerous overcrowding” and inhuman conditions at migrant detention centres.

The State Of Illegal Immigration In US

Trump has focus his attention on immigration which he has made a top priority, calling the number of migrants at the southern border a national security crisis. Let’s see the numbers of undocumented immigrants already residing in the US

According to new reports of dangerous conditions where migrants detention facilities along the US-Mexico border has added fuel to the immigration debate. Democratic lawmakers have been touring the centres, describing conditions where migrants are reportedly forced to drink water out of toilets.

Congress passed a bill in June to send $4.6bn (£3.6bn) in order to discuss the ongoing crisis at the border amid growing outrage over the conditions of migrants. According to new analysis from the Pew Research Center, while the number of apprehensions at the border has been rising over the last two years, the number of u documented immigrants in the US is decreasing. Much of is is as a result of unauthorized Mexican immigrants. Many of whim are now relocating from the US.

However, claimants have the right to reside in the US until their case is dealt with. This process often takes years. Other attempts to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally have been challenged in court.

Under the 1951 UN Refugee Convention, there is no obligation on refugees to claim asylum in the first safe country they reach. Asylum seekers are protected against prosecution for illegal entry to a foreign country by Article 31 of the Convention.

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