Archive – MS Worksite Raids Leave Hundreds of Children Stranded Without Parents -Concerns About ICE Policy

8/8/19 Yesterday’s news of a series of worksite raids in Mississippi, resulting in the arrest of nearly 700 individuals is one of the largest operations of its kind in nearly a decade. Reports said with the arrests of parents and family members many children were left stranded when they arrived home from school. Educators and other volunteers in the area were left to devise emergency plans to shelter children with nowhere to go. This crisis was worsened by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seemingly not adhering to their own guidelines to lessen impacts on children by notifying social service agencies in advance of worksite actions.