In response to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids targeting for deportation children and families who have come to the United States fleeing violence in Central America, People For the American Way President Michael B. Keegan stated:
“It is deeply distressing to see the Obama administration deporting children and families seeking refuge from violence and creating fear in immigrant communities through their raids. Refugees and immigrants deserve our protection; instead, these raids are tearing up families and threatening the lives of innocent people.
“The values our country was founded on, and the values that President Obama has articulated throughout his administration, urge a very different policy from the one we’re seeing. We need real solutions to our broken immigration system, not dangerous and destructive raids harming immigrant communities.”