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Reuters: ICE to Launch Nationwide Raids Against Undocumented Teenagers

HeadlineJul 24, 2017

Reuters is reporting the Immigrations and Custom Enforcement agency, or ICE, is planning to launch a series of nationwide raids this week targeting undocumented teenagers for deportation. According to an internal ICE memo, the raids will target 16- and 17-year-olds who are accused of having ties to gangs. The criteria ICE is using to assess possible gang affiliation includes whether teenagers have tattoos, wear clothing typical to a gang or even spend time in an area that’s known to have gangs. The National Immigration Law Center in Los Angeles has criticized law enforcement’s methods, saying, “We have seen babies labeled as potential gang members.”

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