The Trump administration is reportedly deploying high level federal tactical units through the southern border to sanctuary towns and cities across the United States in an effort to raise Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) capability to enforce federal immigration laws.
The New York Times reports that this units will probably be deployed to the Democrat-controlled cities of Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, New Orleans, Detroit, and Newark.
“The move reflects President Trump’s persistence in cracking down on sanctuary cities, localities that have refused to cooperate in handing over immigrants targeted for deportation to federal authorities,” the Times added. “It comes soon after the Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security announced a series of measures that will affect both American citizens and immigrants living in those places.”
Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence shared with the Times in a statement that this deployment is coming in response to Democrat guidelines which makes it hard for federal agents to impose the law.
“As we have noted for years, in jurisdictions where we are not allowed to assume custody of aliens from jails, our officers are forced to make at-large arrests of criminal aliens who have been released into communities,” Albence said. “When sanctuary cities release these criminals back to the street, it increases the occurrence of preventable crimes, and more importantly, preventable victims.”
The Times mentioned that the authorities established that the actual goal of the deployments was to improve immigration-related arrests by 35%. The officers stressed out that this units which are being deployed would not be “busting down doors or engaging in shootouts” plus that their function was to simply assist local ICE agents that the Democrat-controlled towns and cities were not giving assistance to.
ICE authorities have had an even tougher moment carrying out their mission as far-left politicians like socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) have encouraged individuals to tip off illegal aliens to impending immigration enforcement measures by federal authorities.
At a recent rally in Iowa, Ocasio-Cortez said, “Organizing is about tipping people off if you start to see that ICE and CBP are in communities to try and keep people safe. I’m not here to reform some of these systems when we talk about immigration. I’m here because Senator Sanders has actually committed to breaking up ICE and CBP. That’s why I’m here.”
Sources told Vanity Fair this week that the campaign of Democrat presidential aspirant Bernie Sanders, who is also a socialist, had not been happy with Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks because even they believed she was going too far.
Previous Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tom Homan slammed Ocasio-Cortez immediately following her comments, saying that she has been involved in illegal activity by motivating people to commit obstructions.
“ICE is keeping the community safe,” Homan continued. “It’s an incredibly stupid statement she made, which doesn’t surprise me because she’s about as far from smart as anybody could possibly be, but what she said is dangerous. These men and women put their lives on the line every day to arrest criminals off the streets, especially in New York.”
“My last year as ICE director, we took 5,000 criminals off the streets of New York,” Homan continued. “These ICE agents have done more to protect the residents of New York than she ever has done or ever will do.”
“It’s a dangerous statement, it’s idiotic, and I just can’t believe that she can stand up on stage and make a statement like that and not have any repercussions from the House Ethics Committee,” Homan continued. “They are trying to remove the president of the United States, a sitting president, and at the same time she’s saying ICE shouldn’t remove criminal aliens. They say the president is obstructing them, there’s no one that’s been obstructing more than Congress. They’ve been obstructing this president from day 1.”
“She’s standing on stage and telling people to give a heads up that the good guys are going to be arresting the bad guys in your neighborhood… that’s obstruction, that’s a crime,” Homan continued. “She’s disgusting, something needs to be done about it.”