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Immigration advocates brace for ICE roundups across country: 'The goal is to terrorize'

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ICE raids to round up immigrants

Immigrant advocates were bracing Thursday for a massive sweep of arrests and detentions amid reports that a roundup in at least 10 major cities could begin this weekend.

ICE officials would neither confirm nor deny a report Thursday in The New York Times, citing multiple administration officials the newspaper did not name, that the sweep would begin Sunday. President Donald Trump said last week that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement would begin a major sweep "soon."

"No one arrested in the immigration raids should be deported without a fair day in court," the American Immigration Council tweeted. "We are recruiting and training immigration attorneys from around the country to ensure this happens."

UnidosUS tweeted a list of don'ts and dos for immigrants – don't open doors, say anything to ICE agents, or sign anything, they said; do take pictures and get a lawyer.

"As the threat of ICE raids brings fear to our communities, it is important that you know your rights," the tweet said.


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