Many immigrants afraid to leave their homes

Trump's promise to enforce ICE raids this weekend struck fear in migrant communities and families; this week poses the real threat when they have to take their children to school and go to work.
1:29 | 07/15/19

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And with the president promising the nationwide I.C.E. Raids would begin today, some immigrants are afraid to leave their homes. While some protesters took to the streets. Here's Clayton Sandell. Reporter: Tonight, the threat of immigration raids that kicked off protests around the country have yet to show up in force. It was billed as a major operation by president trump. It starts on Sunday and they're going to take people out and they're going to bring them back to their countries. Reporter: The plan, to arrest and deport up to 2,000 undocumented immigrants. But immigration groups and local officials nationwide say they haven't seen it. New York's mayor tweeting, "No confirmed I.C.E. Activity." I.C.E. Says, "It's out there." We are doing targeted enforcement actions against specific individuals who have had their day in immigration court and have been ordered to be removed by an immigration judge. Reporter: Mayors in some of the targeted cities say the president is playing politics to appeal to his base. Disrupting families who are just here trying to live their life, that's not who we are or should be as Americans. Reporter: This woman, too afraid to show her face, says her husband, living here for three decades, was just deported and is worried she could be next. She says, "I take a chair and place it behind the door or grab something heavy and place that behind the door." Immigration groups worry the real threat could come tomorrow, Monday, when people have to go back to work, or take kids to school, exposing themselves to a possible arrest. Tom? Clayton, thank you. We turn now to a pair of

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