ICE Raids

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As 2019 comes to an end, politics have dominated the conversation over the final months. Between impeachment hearings and presidential debates, if you forgot some of the other big stories of the year, it’s OK.

GPB’s Ross Terrell sat down with All Things Considered host Rickey Bevington to talk about some of the top stories from this year.

Protesters Gather In Macon Under Threat Of ICE Raids

Jul 18, 2019
Marianna Bacallao / GPB News

A crowd of protesters bowed their heads as Pastor Daniel Medina led them in a bilingual prayer on the steps of Macon City Hall as locals joined a worldwide candlelit vigil in protest of America’s immigration policies as part of the Lights for Liberty movement. 

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials were set to conduct raids Sunday in major U.S. cities, including Atlanta, over the weekend. Although the raids never happened, protestors raised awareness about the conditions in migrant detention centers — two of which are in Georgia.

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A month ago, President Donald Trump tweeted that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would begin the process of removing “millions of illegal aliens” from the country.