After Wednesday’s ICE raids in Mississippi, hundreds of immigrant workers have been released. 680 people were arrested by ICE officers on Wednesday throughout the state of Mississippi, but by Thursday morning more than 300 had been released. Officials said on Wednesday that people who met certain conditions, such as being pregnant or having not faced immigration proceedings before, would be released pending a future immigration court date, but the specific reasons and terms for these workers’ releases are still unclear. The only answer given by ICE was that the workers were released due to “humanitarian factors.”

-Weekly Immigration Briefing by Olivia Hester, Immigration Law Analyst at Docketwise

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