Illegal Immigrants ‘Stock up on Groceries and Stay at Home With the Lights Off or Take Shelter in Places of Worship’
- Illegal immigrants are buying up groceries and making plans to stay home
- Dozens of churches in Los Angeles area are allowing families to take shelter
- The nationwide targeting began late Saturday and into Sunday, officials said
- New York City, Chicago, LA and Miami were all thought to be under the spotlight
- Reports of ICE raids in NYC started circulating on social media on Saturday
- NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted about ‘attempted ICE enforcement actions’
- It comes as Donald Trump said Immigration and Customs Enforcement would conduct a round-up of up to 2,000 immigrants being sought for deportation
- Trump said ICE would focus on convicts and gang members but also others
- Democrats lashed out at the plans, saying they threaten people who have lived in the United States for many years and built families that include US citizens
15 July 2019
DAILY MAIL — Illegal immigrants are stocking up on groceries and making plans to stay in their homes with their blinds down and lights off as agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid 10 U.S. cities.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said there were three ICE operations in his city on Saturday, with no reported arrests. He said there was no ICE activity in New York on Sunday.
The mayor tweeted that he received reports of attempted but reportedly unsuccessful ICE enforcement actions in Sunset Park and Harlem.
‘@NYCImmigrants and advocates are connecting with residents and distributing resources door to door,’ he wrote.
‘Remember: you have rights. Call 311 and say ActionNYC for help.’
De Blasio, a Democratic candidate for the 2020 presidential race, also said: ‘This is a political act by this president, he’s politicized a United States government agency to help him win re-election.’
The Miami-based Florida Immigrant Coalition said immigrants were sheltering at home after ICE agents were seen near the city’s international airport. No arrests were reported.
‘They’ve been stocking up on groceries and making plans to stay in their homes with the lights off and the blinds down,’ the group posted on Facebook. ‘Some are staying home from work.’ […]