Then-candidate Trump’s 2016 campaign was heavily focused on the issues surrounding immigration to America, and now, three years into his first term, not much has been accomplished on that front.
We have “the resistance” to thank for his, as Democrats have largely banded together to stonewall the President at every turn. They have been particularly obstinate when it comes to building “the wall” on the southern border, and have lambasted Trump’s immigration plans as “racist”.
Those who stand with Trump see only a President who is looking to uphold the rule of law as it stands in the United States – a difficult task made all the more maddening by the political circus surrounding the issue.
The administration’s latest maneuvering is sure to set the left on fire.
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The Trump administration is deploying law enforcement tactical units from the southern border as part of a supercharged arrest operation in sanctuary cities across the country, an escalation in the president’s battle against localities that refuse to participate in immigration enforcement.
The specially trained officers are being sent to cities including Chicago and New York to boost the enforcement power of local ICE officers, according to two officials who are familiar with the secret operation. Additional agents are expected to be sent to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, New Orleans, Detroit and Newark, N.J.
Only a small amount of technical information was available at this time:
Lawrence Payne, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection, confirmed the agency was deploying 100 officers to work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which conducts arrests in the interior of the country, “in order to enhance the integrity of the immigration system, protect public safety, and strengthen our national security.”
The deployment of the teams will run from February through May, according to an email sent to Customs and Border Protection personnel, which was read to The New York Times by one official familiar with the planning.
There is sure to be plenty of Democratic opposition to the move, as there has been with any and all attempts by the Trump administration to ramp up their immigration efforts.
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