What makes Minerva’s story all the more frustrating is that she was following ICE’s exact instructions under the belief they would keep their word to her that she was at little risk of being arrested and deported. And under the Obama administration—which did attempt to prioritize who should and shouldn’t be getting deported—that was true. But following Donald Trump’s promise to ramp up the deportation machine that was already set in place, Minerva is now at risk of becoming a latest victim of a “silent raid”:
Silent raids are the increasingly common practice of ICE turning a routine check-in into deportation, either by informing the person they have 30 days to leave the country or by detaining them on the spot, according to advocates. Garcia
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