by Daveda Gruber:
On Saturday President Trump gave a clear warning to illegal immigrants. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will be doing their job and apprehending migrants who are here illegally and they will be sending them home.
Needless to say, Democratic politicians were opposed to this.
Trump was not hiding his intentions. “They will be removed as fast as they come,” Trump said.
Trump took to Twitter today and tweeted this:
While outside the White House on his way to travel to Camp David Trump said that “everybody who came into the country illegally will be brought out of the country very legally.”
It has been reported by The Washington Post that ICE is expected to target 2,000 families in up to 10 cities, including Chicago, New York, Houston and Los Angeles.
Earlier this week, Trump stated that ICE will “begin the process of removing millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States.”
ICE did put out a statement on Friday. They said that “due to law-enforcement sensitivities and the safety and security of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel, the agency will not offer specific details related to enforcement operations.”
ICE spokeswoman Carol Danko declined to discuss the operation but she did say that “as a law enforcement agency, ICE’s mission is to uphold the rule of law; operations targeting violators of immigration laws are not only standard practice, but within the statutory authority prescribed by Congress.”
ICE prioritizes arresting and removing illegal immigrants “who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security.”
The statement from ICE also says, “In fact, 90 percent of aliens arrested by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations component in FY2018 had either a criminal conviction(s), pending criminal charge(s), were an ICE fugitive, or illegally re-entered the country after previously being removed.”
“Miami will be one of the first cities where U.S. immigration authorities will target people for deportation as early as this Sunday, according to sources who were briefed on the enforcement action.
Immigration agents will target Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Baltimore, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, and San Francisco this weekend, sources from congressional offices and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement told the Miami Herald.”
ICE, apparently, has been getting ready for this operation for some time now. Allegedly, ICE will start the operation on Sunday and then continue.
Of course, Democratic local officials are calling to abolish ICE. Many are opposing the operation and not planning to assist ICE agents.
In one case, the Mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, made it very clear that CPD has terminated ICE’s access to CPD’s databases related to federal immigration enforcement activities.
Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, D.C. made sure to announce that the city “remains a proud sanctuary city, and we are committed to protecting the rights of all our immigrant families in the face of these disturbing threats.”
In California, Governor Gavin Newsom called the up-coming raids “cruel” while Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said that his city and local law enforcement will not participate in the operation.
An LAPD statement said, “The Department is not participating or assisting in any of these enforcement actions.”
Federal law enforcement will be on their own in Democrat cities and areas. Trump has called them mostly “high crime” cities.
Later things changed. Trump announced that the mass roundup would be delayed for two weeks. The delay would hopefully give Congress time for a bipartisan solution to the border crisis to be reached.
Trump tweeted this:
On a personal note, I don’t use Roundup Weed Killer because, in my opinion, it contains dangerous chemicals.
Now, if there’s going to be a roundup of illegal migrants, it’s going to be targeting people who could be dangerous to the community.
The show is getting more interesting and the popcorn smells good.