Illegal Immigrants Arrested:: The United States authorities have taken 121 people into custody as part of efforts to deport all the Central American families who had immigrated to the United States illegally.
In the statement made by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), says that the deport of adults and children, who entered the US illegally after May 2014, took place primarily in Texas, Georgia and North Carolina, started on Monday.
“This should come as no surprise. I have said publicly for months that individuals who constitute enforcement priorities, including families and unaccompanied children, will be removed,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement.
The majority of the families will be taken to family residential centers before they fly back to their home countries.
Illegal Immigrants Arrested in United States
“These raids are a scare tactic to deter other families fleeing violence in Central America from coming to the United States,” said Cecillia Wang, director of the immigrants’ Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union.
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This campaign is carried out by agents with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a federal law enforcement agency under the DHS.
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