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SPLC: Militaristic Tennessee ICE raid signals return to large-scale workplace raids

The ICE raid in Tennessee on Thursday signals a return to the days of large-scale, militaristic workplace raids that needlessly shatter families, leave children without parents and send hard-working immigrants out of jobs and into the shadows. 

There’s absolutely no need for this kind of extreme action. It’s counterproductive, it’s mean-spirited and it comes with a high cost in terms of human suffering.

Attorneys with SPLC’s Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative are preparing to represent these parents in seeking release from detention to be with their families while fighting their immigration cases.