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Immigrants and their families are on high alert as immigration raids by federal and local authorities are being reported all across the country.
Earlier this week we witnessed the deportation of Guadalupe García de Rayos, a long-time Arizona resident and mother of two U.S. Citizens, after a routine check in with immigration authorities. Guadalupe’s case has gathered international attention, as outrage and backlash against Donald Trump’s mass deportation agenda grows.
However, in the days following Guadalupe’s deportation, advocates have taken to social networks to document increased activity by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and local police, which has resulted in the detention, arrest, and deportation of hundreds of immigrants across the country.
IRREFUTABLE • Imágenes que registran a varios agentes del ICE en pleno arresto. Sucedió esta mañana en las inmediaciones del restaurante Taco Bell que está ubicado en la intersección de la N. Lamar Blvd. y Rundberg Ln., muy cerca del H-E-B. Las imágenes prueban fehacientemente la presencia del ICE en Austin. El video es de MANGO VEGA.
Posted by El Mundo Newspaper on Friday, February 10, 2017
Some of the immigration raids and checkpoints that have been reported have been discredited as rumors, while others have been verified thanks to concrete proof that local residents have posted to Facebook and Twitter.
We have confirmed ICE is making arrests in ATX. These actions are retaliatory & beyond reprehensible. My statement: https://t.co/TyMgurZUKP
— Gregorio Casar (@GregCasar) February 10, 2017
Below is a quick guide you can use to keep immigrant families safe from Trump’s Deportation Force and expose ICE raids in your community: