Illegal immigrants 'are making plans to stay in homes' amid ICE raids across 10 US cities 

Mail Online | 7/14/2019 | Reporter
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Illegal immigrants are stocking up on groceries and making plans to stay in their homes with their blinds down and lights off as agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid 10 US cities.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said there were three ICE operations in his city on Saturday, with no reported arrests. He said there was no ICE activity in New York on Sunday.

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The mayor tweeted that he received reports of attempted but reportedly unsuccessful ICE enforcement actions in Sunset Park and Harlem.

He wrote: '@NYCImmigrants and advocates are connecting with residents and distributing resources door to door.

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De Blasio, a Democratic candidate for the 2020 presidential race, also said: 'This is a political act by this president, he's politicized a United States government agency to help him win re-election.'

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The Miami-based Florida Immigrant Coalition said immigrants were sheltering at home after ICE agents were seen near the city's international airport. No arrests were reported.

'They've been stocking up on groceries and making plans to stay in their homes with the lights off and the blinds down,' the group posted on Facebook. 'Some are staying home from work.'

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In Denver, the Colorado Rapid Response Network of immigration activists said there were unconfirmed reports of ICE or police detaining three people on Sunday in the Potter Highlands area.

Meanwhile dozens of churches in the Los Angeles area have declared themselves sanctuaries for migrant families.

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Guillermo Torres, with Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice, says more churches have become involved than ever before, which he attributes to a growing sense of indignation at the administration's actions on immigration.

Torres said Sunday that there had been no reports of arrests.

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