This is the kind of news I can get behind. Let the raids begin!
The New York Times reported today that ICE is set to begin rounding up the illegals that have been cleared by a judge for deportation:
FOX 8 – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to begin raids Sunday in an effort to arrest and deport “thousands” of undocumented immigrants, The New York Times reported Thursday, citing conversations with one former and two current homeland security officials.
The effort comes weeks after President Donald Trump had tweeted ICE’s plans to conduct the raids, then delayed the operation after additional details became public.
The officials, who spoke to the Times on the condition of anonymity because of the preliminary stage of the operation which is expected to take place in at least 10 cities, told the paper that the raids will occur “over multiple days,” and will include “collateral” deportations in which “authorities might detain immigrants who happened to be on the scene, even though they were not targets of the raids.”
The agency is targeting “at least 2,000″ immigrants” who have already been ordered to leave the country but have not done so, according to the Times, which noted that some of those orders were the result of the immigrants not appearing during court proceedings.
Those who will be targeted “crossed the border recently” and many were “given notice to report to an ICE office and leave the United States” in February, the homeland security officials told the Times.
The mayor of Chicago is already saying that she won’t allow Chicago police to aid ICE in the roundups:
I seriously hope the Chicago PD disobeys her because to not aid ICE in these deportations is very un-American in my opinion. This is about upholding the rule of law against those who would illegally claim asylum. If we can’t enforce these laws, then why have a border at all?