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Immigrant Communities Brace for Weekend ICE Raids

HeadlineJul 12, 2019

The fight over the 2020 census came as immigrant communities brace for raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement targeting at least 2,000 people in homes and workplaces in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco. New Orleans was among the cities targeted for ICE raids this weekend, but the city’s mayor said enforcement will be temporarily suspended as Tropical Storm Barry approaches. Ahead of the planned raids, immigrant rights groups have been ramping up efforts to make sure affected communities know their rights. This is Tessie Borden of CHIRLA—the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.

Tessie Borden: “So, immigration raids in our community are something that’s very traumatic, and so when they announce them ahead of time, I think part of the intent is to sow chaos in our community. Part of the intent is to try to confuse people, to scare them, to put them on edge.”

The ACLU is suing the Trump administration, arguing that the raids violate the constitutional right of immigrants to a court hearing before deportation. And mayors across the country have also been standing up to ICE, in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and elsewhere. After headlines, we’ll host a roundtable discussion with immigration activists from different cities preparing for raids.

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