Activists with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network  and Puente Arizona were critical of the raids and arrests. “The agency … rounded up hundreds of workers, placing some in handcuffs,” they said in a prepared statement Sunday. “Yesterday’s operation spread chaos, confusion and fear throughout the Phoenix area as family members went temporarily missing and word spread of ski-masked agents detaining car wash customers alongside workers across the city.”  Activists said they planned to mount a protest Monday morning at the ICE Office in Phoenix. “ICE operations terrorize our entire community,” said Nataly Cruz, an organizer with Puente Arizona.  “And despite what they say, there are children who went to sleep without their parents last night and woke up this morning not knowing if they’d see them again.”

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