TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers have reportedly arrived in Florida ahead of raids scheduled this week by the Trump administration, Telemundo 51 reported.
The report, which cites law enforcement sources, claims ICE agents left Miami early Friday morning and are now in Immokalee, preparing for the first phase of raids this weekend.
The agency plans to arrest 2,000 immigrants, mostly families, with deportation orders that have remained in the country illegally, the news station reported.
Acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli said Wednesday the raids are quote “Absolutely going to happen,” though, he declined to say when.
Officials say authorities will try not to split up detained families, according to the New York Times.
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