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Baltimore is one of 10 cities federal immigration officials could raid

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Posted at 10:17 PM, Jun 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 08:26:36-04

BALTIMORE — Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials could raid 10 cities, including Baltimore, as part of an operation tweeted by President Donald Trump.

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According to ABC News, ICE could possibly arrest and deport families with court-ordered removals in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York City and San Francisco starting Sunday. Reports claim the Department of Homeland Security has identified people who received deportation orders and considered on a “rocket docket” for expedited court proceedings in the 10 cities.

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Officials say 2,000 people who were considered “rocket docket” and did not respond to ICE queries will be targeted.

It is still unknown if each of the cities will be raided.

An ICE spokesman said the department will not share details on their operation due to the safety and security of U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement members.

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. As always, ICE prioritizes the arrest and removal of unlawfully present aliens who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security. In fact, 90 percent of aliens arrested by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations component in FY2018 had either a criminal conviction(s), pending criminal charge(s), were an ICE fugitive, or illegally reentered the country after previously being removed. All of those in violation of the immigration laws may be subject to immigration arrest, detention and – if found removable by final order – removal from the United States.

Baltimore Mayor Jack Young is one of the mayor's sharing “Know Your Rights” data, warning undocumented immigrants not to open their doors for an ICE warrant. He has also released a statement on the possible ICE raid in the city.

On Saturday, President Donald Trump tweeted that the deportation process will be postponed for two weeks.