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:
Receiving reports of attempted but reportedly unsuccessful ICE enforcement actions in Sunset Park and Harlem.@NYCImmigrants and advocates are connecting with residents and distributing resources door to door.
Remember: you have rights. Call 311 and say ActionNYC for help. pic.twitter.com/OZwpxlm30d
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 13, 2019
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:
….long before they get to our Southern Border. Guatemala is getting ready to sign a Safe-Third Agreement. The only ones who won’t do anything are the Democrats in Congress. They must vote to get rid of the loopholes, and fix asylum! If so, Border Crisis will end quickly!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2019
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.