While only 35 arrests were reported during the most recent, multi-city raids, the campaigns have caused widespread fear and tangible impacts on the daily routines of immigrant families.
Details were still emerging on Thursday, but one aspect of the arrest stood out to advocates: the fact that, by all indications, the raid did not need to happen.
The raid was one of the largest stings in recent years.
Teachers around the country report emotional and behavioral problems among their students as a result of ICE raids. Even kids from families under no danger of deportation are affected.
This week's raids were the latest in a standoff between the state of California and the Trump administration over the latter's efforts to crack down on undocumented immigrants.
Recent ICE raids could push undocumented immigrant laborers to find less formal means of employment.
New protocols in schools across the country are reassuring their students in the face of a newly weaponized immigration policy.