Original Date AnnouncedJuly 21, 2017
Press and advocacy groups report that ICE targets teenagers with alleged gang affiliations in immigration raids. ICE reportedly uses several "indicators" of gang activity in identifying targets, including having gang tattoos, frequenting areas "notorious for gangs," and wearing gang apparel.
The raids are set to begin according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. The teenagers targeted will be 16- and 17-years-old.
The raids represent a sharp departure from practices during the presidency of Barack Obama. Under Obama, minors could be targeted for deportation if they had been convicted of crimes, but were not arrested simply for suspected gang activity or membership. [ID #266]Reuters report
Effective DateJuly 21, 2017