Trump sending armed tactical forces after immigrants in sanctuary cities


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…100 US Customs and Border Protection officers, including those from the SWAT-like Border Patrol Tactical Unit, will be deployed from February through May across nine sanctuary cities: Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, New Orleans, and Newark, NJ.

Border Patrol Tactical Unit agents receive special training for high-risk law enforcement activities, including sniper certification and other advanced weapons training. Their primary charge has been tracking down drug traffickers on the US-Mexico border…but now they will also be responsible for conducting routine immigration arrests in some of America’s largest cities, according to the NY Times…

It’s just the latest instance in which President Donald Trump has sought to target sanctuary cities — which do not allow local law enforcement to share information with ICE or hand over immigrants in their custody — for refusing to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Immigrants advocates say that the deployment is not only a waste of federal law enforcement resources, it also might endanger immigrant communities.

I doubt Trump cares a jot about who is killed in the course of his ethnic cleansing of immigrants. Even losing an active supporter, here and there, of his bigoted policies would just be taken as an opportunity to prattle about heroes in his war on furriners.

2 thoughts on “Trump sending armed tactical forces after immigrants in sanctuary cities

  1. ᛋᛋ says:

    “Under secret Stephen Miller plan, ICE to use data on migrant children to expand deportation efforts” (12/20/19) https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/under-secret-stephen-miller-plan-ice-to-use-data-on-migrant-children-to-expand-deportation-efforts/2019/12/20/36975b34-22a8-11ea-bed5-880264cc91a9_story.html “…Previous Trump administration attempts to give ICE more access to the refu­gee program have generated significant opposition, because it potentially forces migrant parents to choose between reclaiming their children and risking arrest. Administration officials acknowledge the arrangement will instill fear among migrant parents, but they say it will deter families from having their children cross into the United States illegally.”

    “The best political weapon is the weapon of terror. Cruelty commands respect. Men may hate us. But, we don’t ask for their love; only for their fear.” Heinrich Himmler, Reichsführer-SS (1929~1945) Quoted in “Visions of Reality – A Study of Abnormal Perception and Behavior” – by Alberto Rivas.

  2. Copper says:

    “A Group of Agents Rose Through the Ranks to Lead the Border Patrol. They’re Leaving It in Crisis : How several agents from a small outpost in Arizona, including recently retired chief Carla Provost, climbed to the top of the Border Patrol, then one by one retired, leaving corruption, misconduct and a toxic culture in their wake.” https://www.propublica.org/article/a-group-of-agents-rose-through-the-ranks-to-lead-the-border-patrol-theyre-leaving-it-in-crisis

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