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Agency Head Defends Immigration Raids

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Agency Head Defends Immigration Raids

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Agency Head Defends Immigration Raids

Agency Head Defends Immigration Raids

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The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is stepping-up its efforts to find and arrest illegal immigrants. According to statistics, in the past two years, the agency made almost 9,000 arrests for workplace violations alone. Julie Myers, who leads ICE, explains how and why the agency conducts the raids and responds to widespread criticism of the agency's efforts.