ICE arrests 680 undocumented immigrants in Mississippi

Officials are calling the raids at seven work sites in six cities the largest single-state immigration enforcement in history.
0:58 | 08/08/19

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Glad they stopped him. To a massive I.C.E. Raid. Hundreds of undocumented immigrants taken into custody in Mississippi in what officials are calling the largest single state operation in history. Our chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas has all the details this morning, good morning, Pierre. Reporter: Michael, good morning. It was a sweeping operation involving hundreds of agents fanning out over six cities in Mississippi. Nearly 700 undocumented workers arrested and detained at a number of food processing plants and, you're right, it's what immigration officials are calling the largest ever enforcement operation targeting a single state. This morning trump administration critics are calling the enforcement draconian and complaining that it left numerous children without their parents with no clear indication when they would see them again. Local reports say in some cases children were taken to a local gym until someone could figure out what would happen to them but immigration officials are offering no apologies and said they began planning this operation more than a year ago, George. Pierre Thomas, thanks.

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