The Arizona Republic, By Daniel González, May 12
Phoenix, AZ — The Obama administration is planning a large-scale operation in May and June to round up and deport hundreds of Central American families and children found to have entered the country illegally, according to Reuters.
The raids will be considerably larger than the two-day operation that Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted in January. Those raids focused on undocumented families living in Georgia, Texas and North Carolina, Reuters reported, citing a document the news outlet had seen confirmed by two sources.
ICE officials would not confirm that the agency is planning a month long raid targeting Central Americans.
The agency continues to conduct deportation operations, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced in November 2014, that place the highest priority on removing convicted criminals, immigrants deemed national-security and public-safety threats, as well as recent border crossers, apprehended after Jan. 1, 2014.
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