The Bloomberg View Editorial Board, in a Jan. 14, 2016 editorial, "Obama's Deportation Raids Are Ugly—and Right," available at the Bloomberg View website, stated:

“Arresting and deporting women and children in the middle of the night is undoubtedly a nasty business. It’s also sometimes necessary…

None of these [other immigration] efforts precludes the stronger enforcement of the law in the U.S. The New Year’s weekend raids targeted 121 adults and children that an immigration judge had already ordered removed from the U.S. As harsh as those measures may be, they are consistent with the law and send a strong deterrent signal. Despite the outcry, backing off now would reinforce the misperceptions in Central America that helped create this problem — and undermine public support for legal immigration in the U.S.”

Jan. 14, 2016