DURHAM, N.C. -- Durham's mayor is condemning recent arrests by ICE agents in the Bull City.

It comes as council members spoke out about the incidents Monday night during their regular meeting.

Mayor Steve Schewel says according to first hand accounts, eight ICE agents appeared at an apartment complex where many Latino families live, looking for a person with deportation orders against him.

The city manager confirmed with Durham police and the sheriff's office that they had no prior notifications of planned ICE activities.

One council member was particularly emotional about the issue.

"I can’t say enough that it’s the children who suffer the most in this and I can’t bear to continue to go through this every time with each family," said DeDreana Freeman. "We have to do something. Enough is enough."

The mayor says the immigrant community should stay vigilant during this time.

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