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For Immediate Release

ACLU of Mississippi Statement on ICE Raids

JACKSON, Mississippi

Approximately 680 community members were removed from their jobs, detained, and separated from their families in immigration raids yesterday at several food-processing plants in Mississippi. It was the largest single-state immigration enforcement action in history.

Joshua Tom, legal director and interim executive director of the ACLU of Mississippi, said:

"President Trump continues to terrorize our communities with these unnecessary and cruel ICE raids. We are deeply concerned that the raids have separated Mississippians' families, disrupted our local economy, and diverted our state's limited resources to support Trump's mass deportation agenda. Local law enforcement should refuse to cooperate with the president's anti-immigrant policies. We stand in solidarity and are committed to help the families harmed."

The ACLU of MS and local organizations have set up a hotline for people who had family and friends detained. The number to call is 978-993-3300.

ACLU Know Your Rights resources are available in multiple languages here:

The American Civil Liberties Union was founded in 1920 and is our nation's guardian of liberty. The ACLU works in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

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