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President Trump's threatened summary of undocumented immigrant families this weekend, which sent migrants to peripheral locations in many communities, showed few signs of materialization on Sunday, the second time that rumors of large-scale immigration enforcement did not materialize ,
Instead, in the cities where rumors of mass attacks spread, many immigrants remained in their homes as migrants' typical vibrant markets and trading corridors became eerily quiet.
Immigrant representatives across the country meanwhile took to the streets to demonstrate in protest against the promised summary.
The immigration and enforcement of customs regulations would not confirm arrests or immigration rights activists.
"The ACLU has received no reports of raids today," said Ruthie Epstein, deputy director of immigration policy for the American Civil Liberties Union, to NPR.
Before Sunday there were weekend reports of attempted arrests by ICE in New York, New Jersey and Chicago where The New York Times reported that a mother and her daughters were arrested but the family was immediately released , But these actions seemed to be part of the routine enforcement activities that were not associated with a massive raid.
But fears that the ICE might surprise migrants have plummeted many on Sunday.
In Miami, one of the cities waiting for immigrants to intervene, there was silence over a market that is usually bustling with immigrants and shoppers.
"People are clearly hiding – if you look around, it's the people who work, basically the only people here, but the majority of our clients are immigrants, some with papers, some with no papers, but they all have them Fear, "said Yohanna Gomez, a Honduran immigrant who runs a Central American market stall, opposite WLRN.
A similar scene unfolds in Brooklyn's Sunset Park neighborhood, which is usually home to immigrants from Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. But on Sunday, the streets were noticeably quieter and the vendors seemed to have the day off due to the threat of raids.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Saturday that ICE had already tried to arrest the city, but they were unsuccessful.
Activists have instructed migrants not to open their doors when an immigration officer knocks because they can not use force to enter a residence.
In Chicago, another city where federal immigration officials expected raids, the streets in immigrant communities were scarcer than on a normal Sunday. Mayor Lori Lightfoot turned to the residents on the north side of Chicago before the start of the raids.
"This is a community with a diversity of people from all over the world," she said. "There were many rumors," said Lightfoot (19459032). "To hang this sword over people's heads causes great harm and trauma to entire households, entire communities."
Weekend employment was reported to focus on immigrant families facing definitive deportation orders after they failed to appear in court. And senior government officials have argued that many of the estimated 2,000 migrants belonging to this category have ignored the call for donation. Originally, President Trump had scheduled nationwide raids for June before postponing the planned mass arrests to give Congress more time to draft amendments to the Federal Asylum Act.
The American Civil Liberties Union, which represents four immigration legal aid organizations, sued on Thursday to block the raids. While the Trump administration claims that migrants have been given the opportunity to appear in court, many never received the documents because letters sent to wrong addresses or, upon arrival, the calls for publication did not contain specific dates and times.
And so the lawsuit alleged that the families who were expected to be attacked never received proper notification of their removal and did not have a day before an immigration judge. Emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/art…7805 & lang = DE Many people could be deported without ever having a fair opportunity, unless this court does not enforce this requirement English: emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/art … = 157 & lang = en. to appear before a judge, as required by the due process clause and immigration laws, "attorney Melinda LeMoine wrote in the lawsuit, whose verdict is pending. Done has contributed to this report.