This administration's deliberate terrorizing of immigrant families and communities grows worse every day anticipation of locking
The planned law enforcement actions on the heels of congressional testimony about "horrifying" conditions inside migrant detention facilities at the southern border, which have been described as overcrowded, filthy
Twenty-four immigrants have died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) custody during the Trump administration.
As recently as Friday evening, reporters with Vice-President Mike Pence visited a border station in McAllen, Texas; and described overcrowded conditions in "sweltering" heat where the "stench was horrendous."
Pence described the conditions as " tough stuff
Because Ice Detention Facilities are operating with limited capacity, immigration officials have publicly floated the idea of using them to follow suit g the raids.
That prompted one chain, Marriott, to say it would not allow it to be used as a detention center for the federal government. to separate families if they paint capacity.
Early on Saturday, in Tacoma near Seattle, said that he was shot dead after he threw incendiary devices at a migrant detention center run privately for the Federal Department of Homeland Security.
The shooting took place about six hours after a peaceful rally in front of the detention center on Friday night, police spokesman said.
The Tacoma Northwest Detention Center holds migrants' pending deportation and has been arrested as a result of Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy.
In Chicago on Saturday, around 5,000 protesters marched Trump's immigration policies, belting chants critical of the president and ice. Police said the protest was peaceful and there were no arrests. Chicago is a target city.
Demonstrations were held in other cities including Phoenix, which is raided. On Friday night, Dozens of protesters blocked a downtown street and disrupted light rail traffic. Police arrested 16.
Trump first said he would conduct nationwide raids in June, only to postpone the operation.
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Condemnation has come out of a broad slate of progressive organizations attended by American Teachers Federation and sponsored by the Women's March . Sunrise Movement Boston attends a vigil protesting against "inhumane conditions" in detention centers they called "concentration camps."
Bridgette Gomez, director of strategic partnerships at Planned Parenthood, the largest network of not-for-profit reproductive health clinics in the US, said: "These raids are a cruel, racist and dangerous extension of the trump-pence administration's already horrifying policies."
"As a healthcare provider, we at Planned Parenthood condemn immigration raids that have a dangerous chilling effect on immigrants seeking care that they need and deserve. "