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Huge Raid In Detroit On Illegal Immigrants, Cockfighting Ring

An immigration raid Saturday in Detroit led to the arrest of 50 people and the seizure of about 100 chickens.

Around 150 law enforcement personnel were involved, from organizations ranging from the ICE, Homeland Security, and Detroit police, MLive reports.

The animals are believed to be used for cockfighting and illegal gambling, according to ICE spokesman Khaalid H. Waals. The birds have been “humanely euthanized,” MLive reported.

Immigration raids have received heightened media attention since Donald Trump has assumed office as president and signed executive orders giving ICE and local law enforcement more authority to go after illegal aliens.

Reports show increased morale among ICE agents who now feel more able to do their job. (RELATED: Under Trump, ICE Agents Actually Feel Free To Do Their Jobs)

Last month, ICE raids deported nearly 700 illegal immigrants, a majority of whom were convicted criminals.

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