By COHA Research Associate Laura Iesue
In May 2016, immigration authorities announced another wave of deportation raids across the United States. This comes after a previous wave in January named “Operation Border Guardian” which was primarily focused in Georgia, Texas, and North Carolina. Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Jeh Johnson claimed that the Operation Border Guardian raids effectively deterred Central American migration. Since immigration raids were perceived to be successful in migration deterrence, the DHS called for a continuation of the January raids.
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