Federal Immigration Authorities of US in a series of raids around the country in multiple states have detained 121 undocumented immigrants over the weekend who recently crossed the border without proper documentation. These immigrants are living illegally in Georgia, Texas and North Carolina. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said our borders are not open to illegal immigrants.
“This should come as no surprise” he said in a statement. The immigrants arrived from Central America are in the process of deportation to their home countries. Johnson added that his agency has focused immigrants that holds criminal records and also on those who carry threat to national security.
This weekend raids were targeted on people who have recently arrived from EI Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The raids conducted by Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) are in response to the rise of Central American families and unaccompanied minors who looked across the U.S. border, at high levels in 2014.
The White House sent Vice President Biden along with officials to Central America to notify regarding the hazards of the journey and the prospect that those who made the journey would be deported.
Despite all these efforts, the increasing number of Central Americans rushing to USA is again on rise. During October and November 10,588 unaided children arrived at southwestern border more than double the number occurred during those months in 2014, said by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.