ICE Releases 300 Illegal Immigrants after Leaving Immigrant Children Parentless
Immigration and Customs Enforcement says 300 workers who were detained last week in a raid in Mississippi have been released after the children of many of the workers reportedly came home from their first day of school to find their parents had been detained.
ICE says they released the workers on “humanitarian grounds.”
According to Relevant Magazine, hundreds of undocumented immigrants were taken into custody in what’s being called the “largest single-state workplace enforcement action in U.S. history.”
“Children finished their first day of school with no parents to go home to tonight,” a report from the Jackson Free Press said. “Babies and toddlers remained at daycare with no guardian to pick them up. A child vainly searched a workplace parking lot for missing parents.”
In one interview, an 11-year-old girl asked the U.S. to release the parents.
“Government please show some heart,” she said. “Let my parents be free and everyone else please don’t leave the child with cryness and everything.
“I need my dad and mommy,” she said. “My dad didn’t do anything, he’s not a criminal.”
Many of the children were taken to a local gym where neighbors had donated food and drinks for the children.
“I understand the law and how everything works and everything needs to have a system,” the gym’s owner Jordan Barnes said. “But everybody needs to hold the kids first and foremost in their minds and that’s what
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