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New Orleans among first cities for federal immigration crackdown, says report

June 21, 2019 - 5:51 pm

When the Trump Administration begins the mass deportations the president promised this week on his Twitter account, New Orleans will be among the cities where the effort will begin, The New Orleans Advocate reports.

Miami, Los Angeles, Houston, and Chicago are other cities targeted for the immigration sweeps.

The information comes via the Miami Herald and Washington Post, citing U.S. officials. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has declined to offer specifics on the process.

"Due to law-enforcement sensitivities and the safety and security of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel, the agency will not offer specific details related to enforcement operations," ICE said in its statement. "As always, ICE prioritizes the arrest and removal of unlawfully present aliens who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security."

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