ICE agents have raided dozens of homes and offices of Mexican immigrants and seized property, including personal items, in an attempt to prevent them from illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, the Department of Homeland Security said.
In addition to arresting and questioning the agents, agents have seized vehicles, cell phones, computers, cash and passports.
The agency has also targeted businesses owned by immigrants.
“We’re also taking enforcement action against businesses that have failed to cooperate with ICE,” a DHS official told The Washington Post.
“They can be subject to criminal prosecution for failing to comply with immigration enforcement orders.”
“Our enforcement priorities will continue to focus on those who unlawfully enter our country,” the official said.
The raids come after President Donald Trump said that ICE agents should be allowed to enforce immigration law.