ICE rounds up hundreds of undocumented immigrants, leaving dozens of American children without parents to care for them.

By |2019-08-08T07:49:43-08:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |25 Comments


Courtesy of Common Dreams:

Heartbreaking images and videos of weeping children and loved ones spread rapidly on social media Wednesday night after Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested nearly 700 workers at several Mississippi food processing plants in a series of coordinated raids that were described as “the largest single-state workplace enforcement action in U.S. history.”

Mississippi’s local WJTV reported following the ICE raids that “many children of those arrested across the state are now left homeless with nowhere to go.”

“These children,” WJTV reported, “were relying on neighbors and even strangers to pick them up outside their homes after school and drive them to a community fitness center where people tried to keep them calm. But many kids could not stop crying for mom and dad.”

As ProPublica reporter Dara Lind pointed out on Twitter, young children of immigrants have lived in constant fear of their parents being swept up at any moment by President Donald Trump’s deportation force.

“I’ve spoken to school employees in cities where there were no raids,” noted Lind, “saying that sometimes kids came in midday asking to call and see if parents were still home.”

In total, ICE agents carried out raids in six Mississippi cities, leaving outrage and despair in their wake. According to local news reports, workers suspected of being undocumented were rounded up, placed on buses, and sent to an ICE facility in Louisiana.

“Children finished their first day of school with no parents to go home to tonight,” reported the Jackson Free Press. “Babies and toddlers remained at daycare with no guardian to pick them up. A child vainly searched a workplace parking lot for missing parents.”

You would have to have a heart of stone to not be moved ot tears by this.

Almost 700 people just snatched off the streets leaving children without parents, employers without workers, and communities living in abject terror. 

And who is being protected by these “law enforcement agents?” 

Do you feel safer?

Because I kind of feel that the real criminals are now wearing badges and jackets bearing three letters of the alphabet. 

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25 Comments

  1. Anonymously August 8, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Oh now THIS is so satisfying to know! 😀😂😆😊🥳

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    • Anonymously August 8, 2019 at 2:33 pm

      The ADL this week published a “Where Are They Now?” guide to the 2017 Charlottesville demonstrators and found that a good deal of them suffered from various repercussions for their actions, including “imprisonment, job loss, de-platforming — or banning users who violate their terms of service — on social media platforms, travel bans and rejection by friends and family.”

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    Trump’s deputy director of national intelligence quits after Oval Office meeting: report

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  3. Anonymously August 8, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Trump’s White House has tried to spin the absolute failure of the El Paso visit with a propaganda video/campaign ad, but the reality is that the visit was a total fiasco. Never has a sitting president been so unwelcome in American cities, but there has never been a sitting president who inspired domestic terrorism and the murder of innocent people like Donald Trump.

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  4. Anonymous August 8, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Actually they are illegal, not undocumented. Just to clarify.

    • Old Redneck August 8, 2019 at 6:44 pm

      Kindly go fuck yourself.

  5. Anonymously August 8, 2019 at 3:11 pm
  6. Anonymously August 8, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Mitch McConnell says Senate WILL debate gun background checks in major reversal after mass shootings – but he WON’T call back senators for six-week vacation

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  7. Anonymously August 8, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Oh this cannot lead to anything good

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    “In our news wrap Thursday, more than 200 people in Guam are suing the U.S. territory’s Catholic diocese for sexual abuse dating back to the 1950s. The island’s former archbishop was convicted of sex abuse and cover-up in 2016 but remains a bishop. Also, more than 200 U.S. mayors are urging senators to return to Washington and pass gun safety legislation after mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.”

  9. Anonymously August 8, 2019 at 6:20 pm

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  10. Anonymous August 8, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Tis another sad day in America. Tearing parents from helpless children. We are a heartless nation. There is no hope for us, i fear.

  11. Old Redneck August 8, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Watch this video.

    https://upload.democraticunderground.com/100212362388

    I sent this video to every Republican in my email address book, told them to watch it, then, remove me from their address book. Told them to not approach me in public. I want nothing more to do with any Republican of any kind.

    I’ll stop now before I say something that will earn ame a visit by the Secret Service.

    • ok August 9, 2019 at 8:04 am

      Completely Broken 11-year-old Magdalena Gomez Gregorio begging for her father back taken by ICE “Governments please put your heart. Let my parent be free. I need my dad by me. My dad didn’t do anything. He is not a criminal.” 💔😭

      HOW CAN ANYONE JUSTIFY THIS?

      This is NOT OK!

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