We spent a day with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, the frontline soldiers in the crackdown. Our reporter described seeing families separated on “The Daily.” Above, a father is arrested.
In other immigration news, Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., was convicted of criminal contempt for defying a court order to stop rounding up immigrants. He may face jail time.
3. The Kremlin is pushing ahead with plans to force the American Embassy to dismiss hundreds of employees in retaliation for new sanctions.
Most of the 755 employees to be dropped are likely to be Russian nationals working for the embassy in Moscow, above, or U.S. consulates in other Russian cities. Still, it’s Russia’s harshest diplomatic move since Soviet times.
4. The Treasury Department announced new financial sanctions against Venezuela’s president following a much-criticized referendum on rewriting its Constitution.
The country saw its deadliest day of unrest in three months as the vote was held on Sunday. The government said the vote would bring peace, but many avoided the ballot box, and an array of other countries rejected the results.
The vote effectively liquidated the political opposition and gave the left complete control over a country that is deeply divided and in an economic and political tailspin.
5. Even by the brutal standards of the Syrian civil war, children growing up in areas ruled by the Islamic State have experienced and witnessed astonishing brutality. Schools have been closed for years. Polio has made a comeback. Boys have been forced to watch executions and recruited to fight.
Aid workers and people who have escaped say the children have nightmares, play war, recall ISIS propaganda songs and ask for guns. “You don’t see children living their normal age,” said a man who fled Raqqa. “You see grown-up men.”
6. Los Angeles officials are…