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Homeland Security Cancels Massive Roundups of Undocumented Immigrants

The raids were scheduled over five days beginning Sept. 17 and deemed "Operation Mega," according to an internal document

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    President Donald Trump seemed to backtrack on his decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals decision in a tweet that said he will revisit the policy "if Congress cannot act to legalize DACA." The next day, Trump struck a deal with Democratic congressional leaders to fund the government for three months. (Published Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017)

    President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security had planned nationwide raids to target 8,400 undocumented immigrants later this month but then canceled them, according to three law enforcement officials and an internal document that described the plan as "the largest operation of its kind in the history" of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

    But after NBC News reported the plans late Thursday, the agency issued a statement saying it had canceled them due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

    "Operational plans are subject to change based on a variety of factors," ICE spokesman Sarah Rodriguez said in a statement. "There is currently no coordinated nationwide operation planned at this time. The priority in the affected areas should remain focused on life-saving and life-sustaining activities."

    The raids were scheduled over five days beginning Sept. 17 and deemed "Operation Mega," according to an internal document.

    Sessions Announces End of DACA Immigration Program

    [NATL] Sessions Announces End of DACA Immigration Program

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a "lawful, orderly wind-down" of the DACA immigration program late Tuesday morning, claiming the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was an issue best tackled by Congress instead of the executive branch. The program was created by the Obama administration in 2012. 

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017)