ICE Mass Arrests this Weekend

Amused

Village Elder
#1
You have 1 day to get out of town if you don't have your shit together.

ICE Plans To Launch Nationwide Raids And Arrest Thousands This Weekend, NYT Reports
Immigration officials reportedly expect to detain around 2,000 people in at least 10 cities.

By Nick Visser

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials plan to launch nationwide raids and arrest thousands of undocumented immigrants as soon as this weekend, The New York Times reported early Thursday.

Citing two current and one former official at the Department of Homeland Security, the Times said around 2,000 immigrants who have been ordered deported by the federal government will be targeted.

Agents will also reportedly arrest people who happen to be on the scene, even if they weren’t the target of the raids. These so-called “collateral” deportations could include entire families. Officials said they will be held in detention centers together, where possible.



The ACLU reminded undocumented immigrants that they were not legally required to grant ICE agents access to their homes without certain kinds of warrants. And upon arrest, everyone was entitled to the right to remain silent and access to a government-appointed lawyer.

In a statement to HuffPost, an ICE spokeswoman said that “the agency will not offer specific details related to enforcement operations,” citing security issues.

“As always, ICE prioritizes the arrest and removal of unlawfully present aliens who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security,” the statement continued. “All of those in violation of the immigration laws may be subject to immigration arrest, detention and ― if found removable by final order ― removal from the United States.”

President Donald Trump delayed the raids that were scheduled to take place last month in 10 major cities, including Miami, Los Angeles and Chicago. He said he had hoped to work with Democrats to craft a “solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border”:

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1142767618086133761

I want to give the Democrats every last chance to quickly negotiate simple changes to Asylum and Loopholes. This will fix the Southern Border, together with the help that Mexico is now giving us. Probably won’t happen, but worth a try. Two weeks and big Deportation begins!

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Congress
passed a $4.6 billion humanitarian aid bill just days after that tweet, despite complaints from some Democrats and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that the legislation didn’t do enough to protect migrant children.


The Trump administration has faced heavy criticism for its immigration and refugee detention procedures in the past. In the past two years, thousands of children were separated from their parents under the president’s controversial “zero tolerance” immigration policy. Just this week, the UN’s Human Rights chief decried the “alarming” conditions at U.S. migrant detention centers along the border, saying she was “deeply shocked” by a lack of beds, filthy conditions and the spread of disease.

Immigrant enclaves have been rattled for weeks at the prospect of government officials knocking on their doors. In preparation of the expected raids, civil rights groups have been encouraging immigrant communities to study up on their legal rights. The ACLU reminded undocumented immigrants that they were not legally required to grant ICE agents access to their homes without certain kinds of warrants. And upon arrest, everyone was entitled to the right to remain silent and access to a government-appointed lawyer.

Since January, the Trump administration has been operating under the president’s hardline “Remain in Mexico” policy, which forces many of those seeking refuge to remain in Mexico until their applications are processed rather than wait in the United States.

The Department of Homeland Security said this week that the number of arrests along the border had dropped by 28 percent in June, the first time this year the number has declined. But more than 100,000 people were still arrested at the border, the fourth month in a row with that many detentions.

Agency officials claim border facilities have been overwhelmed for months, and DHS Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan said Tuesday that the numbers reflected a “humanitarian crisis.”

“We are past the breaking point and in a full-blown emergency,” McAleenan said in a statement. “This situation should not be acceptable to any of us.”
 

bouss

Village Elder
#5
This is funny. Who is going to sit around and wait to be arrested?

I think hii ni empty threats za tilampu but a wink to the business folks who exploit migrant labor.
 

magreb

Village Elder
#9
This is funny. Who is going to sit around and wait to be arrested?

I think hii ni empty threats za tilampu but a wink to the business folks who exploit migrant labor.
Unafikiria msako majuu ni kama huku vumbistani kwa kina @pamba ? Huko hotels, truck stops, real estate agents, hospitals and the likes wanaambiwa wakae ridho. Immigrants Trump ako rada yao mbaya.
 
#10
This is funny. Who is going to sit around and wait to be arrested?

I think hii ni empty threats za tilampu but a wink to the business folks who exploit migrant labor.
They don't even have the authority to force entry; you have to open the door for them. Dumb should've kept his mouth shut and have the agents do a clean sweep. He's just looking for political mileage.
 
#18
What a sad state of existence. Si afadhali mtu arudi kwao ajaribu kujenga nchi yake badala kuishi hivi?
Most of them actually make more money than permanent residents/citizens because they get paid in cash (don't pay taxes) and they also share housing (less expenses). Chances za kushikwa are minimal. The benefits outweigh the risks.
Most local police/law enforcement agencies don't ask about immigration status because they don't want to scare people from reporting crimes. It's a very complicated situation, especially where you have parents who are out of status but whose kids are citizens.
 

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