When Did ICE Raids Begin?

by Daveda Gruber:

Raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that were scheduled to begin on Sunday may have begun on Saturday in New York City.

The ICE raids in New York City took place in parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan late on Saturday and continued into the wee hours of Sunday morning according to New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The Democratic mayor is against the raids and inevitable deportations or imprisonment has said his city would not cooperate with ICE.

The mayor took to Twitter and tweeted this:

The ‘fake news’ media may have been citing the story as “raids on undocumented immigrants” but ICE has other ideas about their intentions. They have been firm in that their intentions are to target those already known to be criminals with criminal arrest records or have been put on a list as having not reported for hearings that were set in place.

Illegal immigrants are being coached on their rights, including instructions not to respond if agents knock on the door unless shown a warrant signed by a judge.

Illegal immigrants in major cities all over the U.S. are being coached on how to respond.

Here is a video from XPIX CBS San Fransico Bay Area:

The acting of Customs and Border Protection, Mark Morgan said, “This is about the rule of law,” Morgan said. “Those individuals who remain here illegally, especially those who’ve received due process more than any other nation in the world would provide someone that came here illegally, to including those with final orders, that there are consequences to those that remain here illegally. That’s what today is about. ”

Ten cities are being targeted but authorities will go where their investigations lead, even if it’s five states away from where the case is filed.

President Trump said, “It starts on Sunday and they’re going to take people out and they’re going to bring them back to their countries or they’re going to take criminals out, put them in prison, or put them in prison in the countries they came from.”

Administration officials have said they are targeting about 2,000 people, which would yield about 200 arrests based on previous crackdowns.

Trump has said on Twitter that his agents plan to arrest millions of immigrants in the country illegally.

Here is what Trump tweeted about the raids:

My own views tend to fall on the side of our president and ICE. Illegal means what it says; it is against the law.

If a person is not guilty of breaking the law of the land, they have nothing to fear from those enforcing the law. On the other hand, there are quite a few people living in this country, who are worried.

 

ICE Operation to Deport Illegal Migrants to be Delayed

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 today:

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.”

The Miami Herald reported:

“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:

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.

Leaving on a Jet Plane with a California Dream?

by Daveda Gruber:

U.S. Border Patrol agents are being overwhelmed by the number of illegal migrants entering the U.S. and many cross over the border in Texas. Hundreds of migrant families will not stay in Texas but be flown to the state of California.

As many as three flights a week were scheduled to begin on Friday. The flights will fly 120 to 135 people to San Diego from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.

The flights will continue indefinitely.

Border Patrol’s interim San Diego sector chief Douglas Harrison called it a “contingency operation” that would see at least three flights a week making the trip.

Each flight would cost the government around $6,000. Harrison said, “We don’t have an end date. We’ve got to give the people in Rio Grande Valley some relief.”

The Border Patrol says it is detaining around 8,000 people at a time in the Rio Grande Valley. That is double its maximum capacity. A 500-person tent was opened earlier this month but that’s not enough to care for these illegal migrants. .

Agents in the Rio Grande Valley will collect biographical information and do a medical screening before sending migrants to San Diego on flights contracted by ICE, Harrison said. Migrants will go from San Diego International Airport to a Border Patrol station. There they will be fingerprinted, interviewed and most likely screened again for medical problems.

The process of screening and interviewing one person typically takes several hours. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will decide whether to release or detain the families in San Diego.

Border arrests have surged since the summer to 98,977 in April which is nearly three times what they were a year earlier. Nearly seven of every 10 came as families or were children traveling alone. The Rio Grande Valley was by far the busiest passage point. The next busiest is El Paso, Texas.

The next move is said to be similar flights to Detroit, Miami and Buffalo, N.Y. The people going on these flights will not have a California dream come true.

I don’t care what side of the political spectrum you are on, this is a crisis that is happening now.

Will it take a heavy influx of illegal migrants in blue states to see that there is a real crisis at the southern border? I’m pretty sure that some people cannot be convinced because they refuse to see the problem and they are blinded by hatred for those of us who can see the truth.