ICE suspends immigration enforcement in Southern Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast, spokesman says
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ICE suspends immigration enforcement in Southern Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast, spokesman says

Michael Isaac Stein |
July 12, 2019

ICE suspends immigration enforcement in Southern Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast, spokesman says


The Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office in New Orleans has suspended immigration enforcement in Southern Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, according to spokesman Bryan Cox. 

The move comes ahead of a weekend during which, according to the New York Times, there will be ICE raids across the country to “arrest thousands of members of undocumented families.” The publication anonymously cited two current and one former homeland security officials. The raids are reportedly scheduled for Sunday. 

“We don’t discuss future operations,” Cox told The Lens. “Solely due to the approaching storm, the local field office has announced that we are temporarily suspending all immigration enforcement in the local area.”

He explained that the suspension will be in “storm affected areas,” which could shift as the storm develops. 

“Obviously we’re still a ways out,” he said. “Given that it looks like the impact now is in Southern Louisiana and Mississippi, we have suspended in Southern Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.”

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