Former ICE Chief Says Raids Announced For Political Gain, Endangering Migrants, Agents

By Staff Reporter - 09 Aug '19 01:37AM
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LOS ANGELES - Immigration raids scheduled to take place in at least nine U.S. cities. "Sunday could be mass, indiscriminate roundups that target entire families rather than those who pose a threat", says a former acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

John Sandweg, who worked for the Department of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2014, including a stint as acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was critical of the Trump administration's continued broadcasting of Sunday's ICE enforcement action against an estimated 2,000 families with members said to be the subject of deportation orders.

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