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Broken Border

Feds plan mass migrant deportation operation in Houston this weekend: What you need to know

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement is targeting over 2,000 undocumented immigrants with the goal of deporting them. The operation will hit several major U.S. cities, including Houston, where thousands of migrants have been issued deportation orders this year.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) officers execute criminal search warrants and arrest more than 100 company employees on federal immigration violations at a trailer manufacturing business in Sumner on August 28, 2018.

Broken Border

A surge of migrants arriving at the Texas-Mexico border has pushed the country's immigration system to the breaking point as new policies aimed at both undocumented immigrants and legal asylum seekers have contributed to a humanitarian crisis. The Texas Tribune is maintaining its in-depth reporting on this national issue.

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ICE is targeting violent people, but other undocumented migrants could be affected.

The Tribune's reporting for this project is supported by the Pulitzer Center.

Tens of thousands of deportation orders have been issued in Texas.

Immigration advocacy groups could be viewed as interfering.

ICE doesn't usually disclose planned raids

How soon someone is removed from the country depends on the individual case.

Local officials say the pending raids are causing anxiety in one of the country's most diverse cities.

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