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    ICE Preparing Targeted Arrests in ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Ahead of November Election

    ICE Preparing Targeted Arrests in ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Ahead of November Election

    The 2020 immigration blitz will likely begin in California.
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    The Trump administration is preparing a massive immigration enforcement campaign in October that would target arrests in U.S. cities and jurisdictions that have adopted “sanctuary” policies.

    The Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation, known informally as the “sanctuary op,” could begin in California as soon as later this week. It would then expand to cities including Denver and Philadelphia, according to two of the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe sensitive government law enforcement plans.

    Chad Wolf, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, probably will travel to at least one of the jurisdictions where the operation will take place to boost President Trump’s claims that leaders in those cities have failed to protect residents from dangerous criminals, two officials said.

    Trump has inveighed against sanctuary jurisdictions throughout his presidency, and he has expanded those attacks to include Democratic mayors in cities convulsed by racial justice demonstrations and sporadic rioting after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The immigration operation would sync with two themes of Trump’s reelection campaign: his crackdown on immigration and his push to vilify cities led by Democrats, whom he blames for crime and violence.

    An ICE spokesperson emphasized that enforcement action by the agency prioritizes immigrants with criminal records.

    Most arrests by ICE take place after they have been notified about an immigrant’s pending release from jails or state prisons.

    “For the safety of our officers and the public, ICE does not comment on leaked operations,” they said. “… Generally speaking, as ICE has noted for years, in jurisdictions where cooperation does not exist and ICE is not allowed to assume custody of aliens from jails, ICE is forced to arrest at-large criminal aliens out in the communities instead of under the safe confines of a jail.”

    Additionally, the Trump administration is considering putting up billboards of immigration violators.

    The billboards would be put up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement — the enforcement arm of the Department of Homeland Security — in at least one city and would call attention to immigrants who have committed crimes and been released by local authorities. It’s unclear what the billboards will look like and at what cost. If the plan proceeds, it seems intended to single out sanctuary jurisdictions and stoke fear within those communities.
    Additionally, The Trump administration is considering putting up billboards of immigration violators.


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    JusticeDelivered | October 4, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    How about allowing illegals to exit with their assets if they do so on their own, but to seize all assets if they have to be run down?

    And we still need to put an end to the anchor baby scam, retroactive back twenty years.

      Milhouse in reply to JusticeDelivered. | October 5, 2020 at 12:20 am

      That would be even more illegal than illegal immigration. And worse, because it would be the government breaking the law.

        Arminius in reply to Milhouse. | October 6, 2020 at 9:12 am

        No, it wouldn’t be illegal, Milhouse. Once again your hubris drives you to engage keyboard before you engage brain.

        If we declared an amnesty and allowed illegal aliens to depart with no repercussions whatsoever then they could leave with all they have.

        The federal government has declared a variety of amnesties in the past and an amnesty as I’ve suggested above would be perfectly legal and in accordance with past precedent. Here’s just one example of a federal amnesty:

        On the other hand if we declared that illegal aliens who don’t depart voluntarily, forcing us to go through the time and money consuming process of tracking them down and going through court proceedings (no doubt criminal court as well as immigration court proceedings since it’s impossible to live here illegally and not violate other laws) we face increasing penalties, fines, and administrative fees.

        Those are a form of asset forfeiture. They’d have to pay. And it’s all perfectly legal; this country penalizes criminals financially regardless of citizenship status.

        To deny the above is to deny reality. I wanted to comment early, Milhouse, so you’d have all day to work on that project.

    VaGentleman | October 5, 2020 at 1:49 am

    Is there a place we can request that they come to our town?

    B Buchanan | October 5, 2020 at 2:10 am

    Oooo that’s gonna make some Democrats SO MAD …!

    nordic_prince | October 5, 2020 at 8:17 am

    Please tell me that picture in the article is photoshopped.

    Arminius | October 5, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    I was talking to my sister in Kali earlier and I heard a cacophony of shrieks of, “It burns! It burns like acid!”

    At first I thought it was an apocalyptic battle; people killing vampires by pressing crucifixes against their foreheads.

    She corrected me. It was just the leftists at Oakland city hall reacting to news of these ICE raids.

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