Immigrant communities brace for weekend raids

July 11, 2019

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A man wearing a police vest reading POLICE ICE leads another man in handcuffs away. The handcuffed man has an open shirt draped over his shoulders. To the right is another man with a vest that says POLICE federal agent.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Assistant Field Office Director Jorge Field, 53, arrests an Iranian immigrant in San Clemente, California, in May 2017. Some news reports suggest there may be weekend raids in 10 cities in the US.


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