Apr 4, 2019

ICE arrests 280 in largest workplace raid in a decade

Immigrants are released from detention through a 'catch and release' immigration policy on June 17, 2018 in McAllen, Texas. Photo: Loren Elliott/AFP/Getty Images

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers on Wednesday arrested 280 technology repair employees in Allen, Texas, in what authorities say is one of the largest ICE enforcement and worksite raid actions of its kind in 10 years, the AP reports.

Driving the news: ICE said that the CVE Technology employees were working in the country illegally, but "did not release details of who was detained." As of last month, ICE was reportedly holding more than 50,000 allegedly undocumented immigrants in prisons throughout the U.S. — an all-time high and an increase of 2,000 people since January.

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U.S. enters 6th day of nationwide protests over George Floyd's killing

A protest in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 31. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

Protests continued across the country for the sixth day in a row on Sunday, as demonstrators called for justice in response to the deaths of George Floyd, EMT Breonna Taylor, jogger Ahmaud Arbery and countless other black Americans who have suffered at the hands of racism and police brutality.

What's happening: Protestors in D.C. broke one police barricade outside the White House on Sunday evening after reportedly demonstrating for several hours. The atmosphere was still largely peaceful as of 6pm ET.

Trump privately scolded, warned by allies

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Over the past couple of days, numerous advisers both inside and outside the White House have urged the president to tone down his violent rhetoric, which many worry could escalate racial tensions and hurt him politically.

Behind the scenes: The biggest source of internal concern was Trump's escalatory tweet, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." Some advisers said it could damage him severely with independent voters and suburban women.

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U.S. sends Brazil 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine and 1,000 ventilators

President Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Photo: Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images

The White House announced on Sunday that the U.S. has sent 2 million doses of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to Brazil, and that 1,000 ventilators will soon be delivered as well as the South American country becomes the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.

The big picture: The situation in Brazil, which has reported over 498,000 cases of COVID-19 and more than 28,000 deaths, is threatening to spiral out of control as far-right President Jair Bolsonaro faces mounting criticism for downplaying the severity of the virus.