Striking photos show children huddling together after their parents were arrested in a ICE raid in Mississippi

  • Photographs taken following an Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid in Mississippi showed children of detainees, some as young as four years old, huddling together.
  • In a pre-planned action, roughly 600 US immigration officials raided a number of food processing plants throughout the state and arrested 680 mostly Latino employees.
  • The children were left alone, according to local reports, and people volunteered to take them to a gym.
  • The gym’s owner told INSIDER that it currently had “everything we need” after people started donating food and suppplies.
  • The gym’s owner added that all the children were reunited with a guardian by Wednesday evening.
  • In a statement to INSIDER, a spokesman did not confirm the reports but said the detainees “were advised … to let ICE officers know if they had any children who were at school or childcare and needed to be picked up.”
  • The spokesman also said the detainees were allowed to use cellphones to “make arrangements for the care of their children or other dependents.”
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Striking photographs taken by a local journalist after an Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid in Mississippi showed the children of detainees huddling together.

In a pre-planned action, roughly 600 US immigration officials raided a number of food processing plants throughout the state and arrested 680 mostly Latino employees, according to The Associated Press. The owners and employees were reportedly implicated in a federal criminal investigation.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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