U.S. immigration agents have planned for nationwide raids next week to arrest, among others, teenagers who came to the U.S. without guardians, and are suspected gang members, Reuters reports.
The effort is in conjunction with President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration. The raids will begin on Sunday and continue through Wednesday and will target teenagers aged 16 to 17-years-old.
By comparison, under the Obama administration minors could be deported if they had been convicted of crimes, but not for simply being a suspected gang member.
A gang member is classified if they meet two or more criteria, including having gang tattoos, frequenting an area infamous for gangs and wearing gang apparel, U.S. Immigration, and Customs Enforcement said.
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