Raids should take place in the 10 largest cities of the country, the newspaper notes.
US authorities will conduct raids to mass deportation from the country of illegal immigrants from July 14. On Thursday, the newspaper The New York Times reported, citing sources in the Ministry of Internal Security (MIS).
According to the publication, the staff of the Federal Service for immigration and customs control (SICC) plan to detain at least 2 thousand people at the initial stage. Raids will be carried out mainly in the 10 largest cities of the country.
At the same time, newspaper sources doubt the effectiveness of such steps. According to them, information about the upcoming mass arrests has already spread among illegal immigrants, who are “aware that SICC employees cannot enter the house without the permission of residents, even if they are illegally in the country.”
On Wednesday, the acting Director of Services for citizenship and immigration at MIS Ken Cuccinelli said that the authorities are committed to conducting such raids, but the date he did not name.
President Donald Trump in late June warned that us law enforcement officials will soon deport millions of illegal immigrants. A few days later, he announced that the raids were being postponed because the ruling Republican Party hoped to reach a compromise agreement with the Democrats to help solve the problem of illegal immigration and tighten border controls.
Under the current head of the White House, the fight against illegal immigrants – the suppression of their attempts to get into the United States and the deportation of those who succeeded – has intensified significantly. Even during the presidential election campaign in 2016, Trump promised his supporters to pursue a tougher immigration policy, as well as to strengthen border control. He is convinced that illegal immigrants, and there are about 11 million of them in the US, according to the estimates of the Interior Ministry, are criminals.