Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–January 7, 2015. Today, Representative Jan Schakowsky issued the following statement in response to the conclusion of ICE raids that took place across the United States:
“The targeted raids and deportations that took place across the country over the past few weeks by ICE Agents only served to exacerbate the problems with our broken immigration system. I had serious concerns about the scope of these raids. I am very disappointed about the lack of information that ICE shared with Members of Congress about the scope and location of the raids and whether those arrested were provided with adequate access to legal representation. What I do know is that the people in my district were living in fear and kept their kids home from school, didn’t shop for groceries and avoided domestic violence counseling centers. As more details emerge, I will continue to push for the disclosure of who was targeted in these raids and for humane policies that respect the credible fears of immigrants and strive to keep families together.”
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