August 8, 2019

U.S. defends secretive Mississippi ICE raids as local, state officials decry effect on children

Cliff Johnson, director of the MacArthur Justice Center at the University of Mississippi Law School, said undocumented families in Mississippi should be on guard because there was such an ICE presence in Mississippi.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if there were aftershocks, like an earthquake, in the days ahead given how many agents are still here,” Johnson said.

And with so many people arrested, Johnson said families might quickly find themselves struggling to pay for essentials such as food, clothing and transportation.