Federal agencies raided cities across the country on Sunday to deport around 2,000 illegal immigrants already displaced, according to a high-ranking government official Ken Cuccinelli, deputy director of US citizenship and immigration, referred to "merciful, loyal" immigration and customs officials to CNN. Baltimore, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami and San Francisco.
A high-ranking government official told CNN that they wanted to arrest some 2,000 illegal immigrants who had not complied with previous court orders to contact ICE for deportation.
"They are not undocumented," said Cuccinelli of those on the list. "You have a court order on a sheet of paper ̵
Cuccinelli said, although he emphasized that the deportation of dangerous criminals is still the priority of ICE.
He declined to guarantee that children would not be separated from their parents during the raids.
"That would be an operational detail that I will not comment on," he said. "There are a million people, including families, with removal orders, and ICE remains the priority, criminals, violent criminals, serious criminals and fighting all these things, as was the case in the Obama administration. "
But at least in New York, raids on immigrant communities have long been feared
" We have followed up every report today and have not yet confirmed ICE -Activities ", tweeted mayor Bill de Blasio just before 3.30pm
It seemed a quiet day when ICE launched the raids on early Saturday when they visited three buildings in Harlem and Brooklyn's Sunset Park but went empty-handed.
"My son sleeps here in this room, so he saw her through the window," said Toboca Del Carmen, whose building in 56th Street e was searched in Sunset Park to 6:45 on Saturday. "When he saw her, he told us who it was, and we did not open."
"They said they would return today, but they have not, and we hope they will not come back. "She added that the agents appeared to be looking primarily for two Guatemalan men living on the fourth floor of the building.
Citing the" sensitivity of the law enforcement authorities, "ICE denied in a statement details of the search including the number, divulge In total, people were arrested.