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ICE launches early morning raids

Federal agents rounded up 121 adults and children in deportation raids during the weekend. Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson confirmed that 121 people were taken into custody. The coordinated operation focused on families at the center of the humanitarian crisis at the border last summer. Those targeted in the raids had been issued final orders of deportation and had no loose ends on appeals for asylum or humanitarian relief, Johnson said. Families are now being processed and issued travel documents for return flights to their home countries. But those flights back to Central America will not likely be the last.

The White House defended the deportations and confirmed beginning raids on families, despite immigrant advocates saying officials could be sending mothers and children to their deaths. ICE agents stormed homes across Georgia, Texas and North Carolina throughout the weekend. Families are now being processed and issued travel documents for return flights to their home countries. But those flights back to Central America will not likely be the last. The coordinated operation focused on families at the center of the humanitarian crisis at the border last summer.

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