Saturday, February 11, 2017

Trump Administration Begins Major Deportation Raids

BREAKING:   WOW!  Trump  Administration  Begins  Major  Deportation  Raids                                    Across  the  U.S.! 

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents detained scores of immigrants across the Los Angeles area in a massive deportation operation on Thursday, following President Donald Trump’s harsh executive order stepping up the crackdown of immigrants with criminal offenses living in the country illegally.

U.S. Enforcement Surge Sees Immigrants 
Arrested By The Hundreds


Published on Feb 10, 2017
In what officials on Friday called routine enforcement actions, U.S. federal immigration agents arrested hundreds of undocumented immigrants in at least four states this week.
Coming on the heels of President Donald Trump's executive order barring refugees and immigrants from seven majority-Muslim nations, reports of immigration sweeps this week sparked concern among immigration advocates and families. Trump's order is currently on hold.
Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, said in a statement, "Reports of raids in immigrant communities are a grave concern."
David Marin, director of enforcement and removal for the Los Angeles field office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said, the enforcement actions took place in Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and surrounding areas.

Advocates and lawyers said that ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations agents detained 134 immigrants at their workplaces and homes in a series of raids. They said that some people were picked up as “collateral arrest” after they opened their doors to agents who were not there to specifically arrest them. ICE agents allegedly requested to see identification from everyone and took in family members who were undocumented.

The immigration sweeps are believed to have taken place across Southern California in Santa Paula, Oxnard, Van Nuys, San Bernardino, and Downey.
As of Thursday night, the ICE agency denied that it had detained 100 immigrants, the original figure given by lawyers who said that the number comes from a list of immigrants apprehended at the ICE office in Los Angeles.
“Our operations are targeted and lead driven, prioritizing individuals who pose a risk to our communities,” ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice wrote in an email to ThinkProgress. She said officers conduct “routine” enforcement actions to arrest “known street gang members, child sex offenders, and deportable foreign nationals with significant drug trafficking convictions.”
Kice added that the agency prioritizes cases based on factors such as the person’s criminal and immigration history, “as well as the viability of the leads we have on the individual’s possible whereabouts.”
But advocates disagree. They say that this particular raid was not “routine” and that the immigrants detained did not pose a risk to their communities.
Routine immigration operations typically detain three to five people — but a sweep across seven counties to round up people appears to be a direct consequence of Trump’s recent executive order that gives broad power for agents to detain 'immigrants' (??!! What about ILLEGALS crossing this nation's borders in the thousands?), advocates said. 
Trump’s order gave agents greater authority to arrest “removable aliens” who “have been convicted of any criminal offense,” may not have left the country after receiving a final order of removal, or can pose a public safety or national security risk as determined by an immigration officer.
Jorge-Mario Cabrera, the Director of Communications at the immigrant advocacy group Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), told ThinkProgress that the immigrants arrested this week were “low-priority.
Cabrera said that, by late Thursday evening, lawyers were able to consult 16 people detained in the raids who do not, in fact, have criminal records. One of those detainees has two U.S. born children (this is the 'strategy' used to have 'legal' grounds to remain here soaking freebies off hard working Americans while demonstrating in LaRaza riots, communing with muslim jahidas, etc), no criminal background, and has spent 'years' living in the United States.

Another one was considered a “gang member” simply because of old speeding tickets and tattoos.Karla Navarrete, an attorney who was at the ICE office in Los Angeles to represent detained immigrants, told ThinkProgress (and WHO FUNDS this group? That alone would speak VOLUMES!) that some of the 'immigrants' were likely immediately deported.  An ICE officer told her that one of the people she represents — a father to three children who are U.S. citizens who was likely eligible for a green card — had been deported. But Navarrete couldn’t confirm that because she was denied entry to physically see him. “We don’t know because we don’t believe them,” she said. She is now working to file a stay for the man.!!!

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    Its a start. Illegal is illegal, despite the lies of Obama and Hillary and McCain and Reid... Time for America to be sorted out and put back in order. Also these protests by illegals will be a great place for Immigration to make arrests.
    Next, Trump needs to investigate and shut down these "organizations" funding illegals and muslim invasions and arrest (probably deport) their staffs.

  2. Keep going until they are all gone...

  3. What should be in the US News - but they choose to continue to be Fake News instead:

  4. These cities grab them, jail them, then bill the rest of us for their three hots, cot, healthcare and recreation activities.
    If the govt wants to send them back and not pay to keep them; people get mad.
    They also get mad when we pay to keep them.