ICE Arrests 680 Undocumented Immigrants in Mississippi

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers carry out a raid as part of Operation Cross Check in Sherman, Texas, U.S., on June 20, 2019. Picture taken on June 20, 2019. (Courtesy Charles Reed/REUTERS)

Nearly 700 undocumented immigrants were detained in a series of raids at agricultural processing plants across Mississippi on August 7. The immigration raids, a “record setting” operation, left hundreds of families reeling.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said that 680 undocumented immigrants were detained in a massive operation at poultry and other food-processing plants in Mississippi. The operation forced families and the community to scramble in figuring out how to care for children whose parents had been detained.

Children in Forest, Mississippi, were reportedly forced to rely on neighbors and strangers to pick them up after school and comfort them after being left temporarily homeless, WJTV reported. The minors were taken to a community gym, where…

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