ICE agents raided 7 Mississippi worksites, arresting 680 people in the largest single-state enforcement action in U.S. history. On Wednesday, August 7, ICE agents raided 7 worksites in 6 cities, targeting agricultural processing centers and arresting approximately 680 people ICE claims are undocumented. ICE Acting Director Albence announced that some of the people would be prosecuted for crimes, some would be deported, and some would be released pending an immigration court hearing. The raids were reportedly the culmination of a long-running investigation and serve as a reminder that the Trump administration is “cast[ing] a wider net” than previously in its search for deportable people in the U.S.
-Weekly Immigration Briefing by Olivia Hester, Immigration Law Analyst at Docketwise
Posted in: Immigration
posted on: August 14, 2019