Despite the cancellation of the Department of Homeland Security of the nationwide crackdown of illegal immigrants called “Operation Mega,” some are concerned that they will soon be facing deportation, The Goldwater reports.
Federal agencies decided to postpone the planned massive raids because of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on some states.
But the postponement allowed some internal information related to the upcoming series of raids to be leaked.
ProPublica immigration writer Hannah Dreier tweeted earlier this month, “Getting tips that ICE is gearing up for a major raid called “Operation Mega” that would net 8,400 immigrants nationwide from Sept. 17 – 22″
This prompted immigrant right advocates to take their frustration to the streets, demanding answers on whether there will mass deportations on the horizon.
The Trump Administration had recently ended the deferred action for child arrivals program or DACA that allowed undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to remain if they meet certain requirements.