ICE Ramps Up Efforts To Keep Americans Safe
The New York Times is reporting that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement aka ICE has made over 600 arrests last week of illegal immigrants across the Untied States.
From The New York Times:
Federal immigration officials arrested more than 600 people across at least 11 states last week, detaining 40 people in the New York City area, law enforcement officials said on Sunday…
…But Gillian Christensen, acting press secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, said, “The focus of these targeted enforcement operations is consistent with the routine, targeted arrests carried out by ICE’s Fugitive Operations Teams on a daily basis.”…
…“All these people are in violation of some sort of immigration law,” the official said, adding that some of their convictions included rape and aggravated assault. “We’re not going out to Walmart to check papers — we know who we are going out to seek.”
President Trump tweeted on Sunday “The crackdown on illegal criminals is merely the keeping of my campaign promise. Gang members, drug dealers & others are being removed!”
The crackdown on illegal criminals is merely the keeping of my campaign promise. Gang members, drug dealers & others are being removed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2017
The article goes on to state that there were many false rumors floating around social media. Most of those who circulating rumors are looking to sensationalize the story and cause mass panic and fear in hopes that some how they will be able to change policies and laws.
The article from the NYT is very misleading in the way that it is presented. The article features a picture of a woman holding a sign that says “Stop Separating Families,” while the article is titled “Immigration Agents Arrest 600 People Across U.S. in One Week.” The NYT is trying to mislead people into thinking that the big bad Trump administration is going door-to-door and arresting ordinary people.
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