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Social workers and lawyers say deportation raids targeting teen gang members are misguided

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Federal agents with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations detain a man in this handout picture taken in Dallas on March 30, 2014. An ICE memo revealed that the agency will conduct raids this week targeting teenage suspect gang members.

Federal agents with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations detain a man in this handout picture taken in Dallas on March 30, 2014. An ICE memo revealed that the agency will conduct raids this week targeting teenage suspect gang members. Credit Charles Reed/ ICE via Reuters

By Julienne Gage

July 25, 2017

Courtesy PRI.org

“What do they think they’re accomplishing by doing that?” she asks under her breath as two of her teenage male Latino co-workers bag groceries at neighboring registers. “Most of us are here to work hard. Just because you see kids with tattoos hanging out in parks or at the movies, it doesn’t mean they’re going to jump you. Authorities should put their efforts into arresting the people who really push all this criminal business.”

Social workers and lawyers say deportation raids targeting teen gang members are misguided

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