Us Cracks Down on undocumented Immigrants with Scheduled Raids
Cristal M Clark
Does anyone recall that on June 16, 2019 Donald Trump made a vow to send ICE after all of the undocumented illegal immigrants hiding out in the United States? Well, he put that on hold initially and then last week announced that the raids would begin well yesterday. Trump supporters were left sitting on the very edge of their seats, palms sweating, hearts racing hoping to see footage on the evening news of illegals being led in cuffs unhappily into the custody of ICE.
CNN’s Alisyn Lane Camerota posed the very same question I and many others have this morning, “did the raids actually happen?”
We all know that while ICE will not disclose intel prior to a raid, they should at least after the fact be offering up something and well, we have nothing to show for the promise Donald Trump made back on June 16th, in fact almost all of the cities that were targeted in the raids came back to report a whole lot of nothing went on in each respective city other than a typical summer Sunday. According to a senior immigration official, the raids, or pretend raids if you will, were expected in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York and San Francisco.
It’s also important to know that many of these cities instructed local law enforcement basically refuse to share any type of immigration intel that they might have with ICE which is more or less like a kick in the junk.
In either case the story keeps changing, The New York Times said instead of one massive, simultaneous sweep, the operation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will be carried out as a series of smaller raids, spread out over several days. And, it is anyone’s guess as to whether or not the raids are actually going to happen.
To date, the threat of the raids has accomplished nothing more than to fearmonger, not only that it is a pathetic attempt for Trump to give the illusion that he is keeping his promise to his supporters to deport illegals. Again, it is all just an illusion.
As to the highly trumped up raids, a lot remains to be seen.
Cristal M Clark