ICE prepares for arrests, deportations of thousands of migrants

The raids targeting undocumented immigrants are on hold for Louisiana and Texas due to Tropical Storm Barry, but are still expected in several cities.
1:29 | 07/12/19

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the border and sweeping immigration raids planned for this weekend targeting undocumented immigrants. Because of the storm they are on hold for Louisiana but expected in several other cities and Mary Bruce checking all the latest. Good morning, Mary. Reporter: Good morning. I.C.E. Says they are putting on hold any raids in the storm Zones in Louisiana and Texas. That they won't be targeting shelters or evacuation areas because of safety concerns but as you can imagine, George, there is a lot of fear and anxiety in those communities and across the country. Major cities this morning are bracing for this mass roundup that could reportedly begin as early as this weekend. Targeting up to 2,000 undocumented immigrants in ten major cities while here on the hill, democratic leaders are urging people not to open their doors if I.C.E. Comes knocking. They say unless they have a warrant signed by a judge, you do not have to open your door. Mary, we also saw that major retreat yesterday from president trump on his bid to get a citizenship question add the to the census. He's giving Reporter: After vowing for weeks to fight it he has backed down saying there will not be a question on citizenship in the 2020 census but will use existing government date to to estimate citizenship. Opponents are ecstatic and argued if it was included well then millions of people mostly minorities would not have filled out this census and that would have had very real consequences since, of course, it is used to determine how many seats each state gets here in congress and how federal money is distributed. George. Mary Bruce, thanks very much.

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