Trump officials defended the administration's recent raids on illegal immigrants and the businesses who exploit them, even though a viral video is putting a tearful face to the impact of the operation. In the past, he said, the agency has worked with school liaisons to help "find placement" for children when their parents are detained. She believes ICE agents divided people into groups: those with final deportation orders and those with criminal records, she said.
But many MS state legislators expressed their support for Ice's actions.
"According to federal officials, some of the hundreds of illegal aliens arrested on Wednesday have already been ordered deported by an immigration judge and have refused to self-deport". The fact that Wednesday's raid in MS included a plant that recently settled a class action employment discrimination lawsuit for USD$3.75 million may confirm this fear for many workers. The informant contended that Victor, as well as managers at other plants, did not follow state regulations which require employers to utilize E-Verify, a federal electronic verification system, to validate the authenticity of work documents including identification, Social Security numbers and tax information.
"It was a sad situation inside", Candelaria said.
"I understand that the girl is upset".
"It was very devastating to see all those kids crying, having seen their parents for the last time."
ICE has been housing thousands more than its budgeted capacity of 45,274 people, mostly due to an unprecedented surge of Central American families arriving at the Mexican border.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan acknowledged that the timing of the raids was "unfortunate", coming hours before Trump visited El Paso, Texas, where a man who told authorities he was targeting Mexicans killed 22 people on August 3.
Still, he said the operation, more than a year in the planning, "was done with sensitivity".
Some El Paso victims didn't want to meet Trump during his visit
Holding a sign that said "Not Welcome Here", Lynnell Graham said she thinks Trump's response to the shootings has been insincere. President Donald Trump's rhetoric for spreading fear and hate, leading Trump to tweet that O'Rourke should "be quiet".
He also pushed back at the characterization of the operation as raids. But the raids, he said, could have been postponed after the massacre at a Walmart store in the U.S.
"This is just one of many headlines about undocumented immigrants working for President Trump's properties-whether it's his construction crews, [people] working at his properties [or people] working at his golf clubs".
"We think that's an immorality".
'Their doors are locked. Its pastor, the Rev. Mike O'Brien, stood with parishioners until 4 a.m. Thursday outside the Peco Foods plant in Canton, awaiting those freed from custody that night. Morgan also said it is important to focus on demographics and expressed concern with the number of families being apprehended.
"All the workers, the people that have been taken, they're not going to be able to spend money", Garcia said.
"Their doors are locked, and they won't answer their doors."
When asked how numerous detained parents had children and how many children were impacted, Cox said he did not know.
School officials have been making phone calls and visiting homes to try to coax the parents to let the students return.
Democratic presidential contender Kamala Harris told NBC, "I don't know why they did what they did".