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Hundreds demand to end white supremacy and an end of human concentration camps at the US border during a rally in Philadelphia, PA on July 12, 2019 as the Trump administration announced that ICE will follow up raids and deportations in the following days. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

What Do Impending ICE Raids Mean for Black Migrants?

ICE is expected to begin crackdowns across the US on Sunday, putting thousands of undocumented migrants from Latin America as well as Haiti, Cameroon and DRC at increased risk of abuse and deportation.

Immigrants across the US are bracing themselves for planned ICE (Immigrations and Customs Enforcement) raids, expected to occur in several major US cities beginning on Sunday.

"Trump's delusional declaration of ICE raids this week is a serious threat to Black and immigrant communities," Abraham Paulos, the National Communications Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) tells OkayAfrica in a statement on behalf of the organization. "The real immigration crisis is the one created by the Trump administration's racist and xenophobic agenda and policies. This administration has made it a top priority to separate and incarcerate migrant families and to keep Black and Brown asylum seekers and refugees from entering the U.S."

Initial plans to round up groups of undocumented immigrants were halted last month by the Department of Homeland Security and the issue was brought before Congress. Now, authorities are pushing ahead, putting thousands of undocumented families at risk of deportation as ICE—with the backing of President Donald Trump—plan arrests in at least 10 major cities, including New York City, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, San Fransisco, New Orleans, Atlanta, Houston and Denver.

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Ajara Nchout of Cameroon celebrates following the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group E match between Cameroon and New Zealand at Stade de la Mosson on June 20, 2019 in Montpellier, France. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

For the First Time Ever, Two African Teams Have Qualified for the Knockout Stage of the Women's World Cup

Both Cameroon and Nigeria have progressed to the knockout rounds and will face England and Germany, respectively.

Cameroon's Indomitable Lionesses and Nigeria's Super Falcons will both head to round 16 of the Women's World Cup, marking the first time ever that two African teams have progressed to this stage of the games.

The Lionesses earned their spot in the next round of games after beating New Zealand in a memorable 2-1 game on Thursday, which saw star forward Ajara Nchout deliver an impressive last-minute goal to close the game in Cameroon's favor. Nchout's goal has been one of the most memorable of the tournament so far.

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Aurelle Awona and Ajara Nchout of Cameroon celebrate (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Cameroon Qualified For the Next Round of the Women's World Cup In Epic Fashion

The Indomitable Lionesses went through with an incredible last minute goal by Ajara Nchout.

Cameroon have just qualified for the next round of the Women's World Cup!

The Indomitable Lionesses were up against the New Zealand for a match in which both teams were fighting to stay alive in the competition. Following a tepid first half, the teams came out strongly for what proved to be a lively last 45+ minutes.

Cameroonian forward Ajara Nchout was at the center of the action as she scored Cameroon's first goal in the 58th minute after receiving a cross and turning smartly to open herself up for a clear shot on goal. 1-0 to the Indomitable Lionesses.

Things took a turn for the worse with an own goal in the 80th minute when Awona attempted to clear a long New Zealand cross but ended up putting the ball in her own net. 1-1.

Cameroon kept pushing and almost capitalized on a few key attacks but it wasn't until five minutes into stoppage time, at 90+5, that, with the last kick off the game, they won it.

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