ICE raids to crackdown on illegal immigrants who have been served deportation orders have officially started in cities across the US, according to reports.
One official told Fox News the nationwide targeting began late Saturday and into the early morning hours on Sunday in ‘a number of jurisdictions’ including New York City.
Other cities thought to be under the spotlight include Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami with around 2,000 people targeted.
The president said: ‘It starts on Sunday and they’re going to take people out and they’re going to bring them back to their countries or they’re going to take criminals out, put them in prison, or put them in prison in the countries they came from.’
Reports of immigration officers apprehending people in the US illegally circulated on social media on Saturday.
POTUS said that agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), would conduct a series of raids on Sunday to deport immigrants with outstanding orders to leave the country.
Trump said the raids would primarily target those with a criminal record, but immigration advocates say the agency is increasingly targeting families who have recently entered the country.
The Finnish municipality of Oulu announces that migrants are no longer allowed to visit schools and daycare centers.
The reason is that parents have complained about so-called integration visits and feel worried about their children after the recent rape wave against young girls.
According to the Finnish police, the alleged perpetrators are male migrants who have come to the country in recent years and most of the rape victims are girls under the age of 15.
One of the places the media has highlighted in connection with the rape wave is the municipality of Oulu in North Ostrobothnia. In Oulu, the police are investigating at least ten migrants for serious sexual offenses against girls as young as ten.
As a result, parents have complained and expressed concern about how the municipality can allow the integration project ESIKOTO to continue.
ESIKOTO is an integration experiment where migrants visit schools and daycare centers to learn more about society through lessons and study groups. It is also supposed to promote multiculturalism.
However, now the municipal leadership chooses to meet the parents’ request and end the integration project.
Mika Penttilä, who is responsible for education and culture in the municipality, confirms that they, together with the organisers of the project have decided that there will be no more visits.
Recently, media reports on sexual offenses have also shown new crime statistics in the municipality of Oulu. Arto Karnaranta, Deputy Chief of Police, explains that sexual offenses in only one year – between 2017 and 2018, have increased by 20 percent.