July 11, 2019
The details of alleged ICE raids on “thousands” of illegal aliens who have already been given final deportation orders reportedly scheduled to begin on Sunday were leaked to the New York Times in advance of the alleged enforcement effort.
As I reported last month, weak as hell DHS head Kevin McAleenan was suspected of leaking the details of the allegedly previously scheduled raids to the Washington Post, effectively sabotaging the effort in the process.
On Saturday morning's Fox and Friends, Tom Homan went off on acting DHS Sec. Kevin McAleenan accusing him of resisting the ICE raids and alluded that he leaked the information about the raids to The Washington Post pic.twitter.com/ICkQXkGe73
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) June 22, 2019
President Trump, who had initially tipped the whole world off to the raids by announcing on June 17 that “next week” ICE would begin deporting “millions of illegal aliens,” said after all the details were leaked that he was going to delay the effort for two weeks “at the request of Democrats.”
At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border. If not, Deportations start!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2019
Those two weeks were up on July 6th.
McAleenan is still in charge at DHS.
From New York Times:
Nationwide raids to arrest thousands of members of undocumented families have been scheduled to begin Sunday, according to two current and one former homeland security officials, moving forward with a rapidly changing operation, the final details of which remain in flux. The operation, backed by President Trump, had been postponed, partly because of resistance among officials at his own immigration agency.
These “undocumented families” are documented as they’ve been ordered deported by an immigration judge who gave them a hearing.
The raids, which will be conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement over multiple days, will include “collateral” deportations, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the preliminary stage of the operation. In those deportations, the authorities might detain immigrants who happened to be on the scene, even though they were not targets of the raids.
When possible, family members who are arrested together will be held in family detention centers in Texas and Pennsylvania. But because of space limitations, some might end up staying in hotel rooms until their travel documents can be prepared. ICE’s goal is to deport the families as quickly as possible.
The officials said ICE agents were targeting at least 2,000 immigrants who have been ordered deported — some as a result of their failure to appear in court — but who remain in the country illegally. The operation is expected to take place in at least 10 major cities.
[…] For weeks last month, the ICE director at the time, Mark Morgan, signaled that agents would escalate efforts to round up families. Days before the operation was to begin, Mr. Trump forecast the plan on Twitter, blindsiding ICE agents whose safety officials feared would be compromised as a result.
Indeed, that was an extremely stupid decision if Trump actually wanted to go through with these deportations.
Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in. Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people…….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2019
It needs to be pointed out he made that statement right before launching his 2020 reelection campaign.
In early June, the Department of Homeland Security’s acting secretary, Kevin K. McAleenan, told Mr. Morgan to call off the operation. Mr. McAleenan did not support the raids, officials said at the time, in part out of concern that undocumented parents could be separated from any of their children who are American citizens.
Mr. Morgan then directly lobbied Mr. Trump to move forward with the raids. He is now the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, another arm of the Department of Homeland Security.
In a tense meeting with White House officials on June 21, two days before the raids were scheduled to begin, Mr. McAleenan again outlined the challenges of the operation, including the separation of families and the logistics of housing them until they can be removed. If undocumented parents are found to have children who are United States citizens, for example, ICE agents will need to wait with the children in a hotel room until a relative in the United States can claim them.
Imagine if our government cared as much about the Angel Moms who were separated from their families by illegal aliens as they do about illegal alien family separation.
I suppose this round of “raids” will have to be delayed another two weeks, after all, they’ve already been put off for the past two years!
This article was posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 3:43 am