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Trump’s Immigration Raids Begin, Felons, Child Molesters and Violent Criminals Deported in Mass

Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:17
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ANOTHER PROMISE KEPT. TRUMP IS ON A ROLL, AND OBSESSED WITH DELIVERING ON HIS PROMISES. A NATION HAS A RIGHT TO POLICE ITS BORDERS, ESPECIALLY FROM VIOLENT ALIENS.
Ramped-up immigration enforcement in several cities this week has resulted in the detention of hundreds or more people in the country unlawfully, according to attorneys and advocacy groups, who said they expected most of them to be deported.

Illegal immigrants were rounded up in the metropolitan areas of Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Charlotte, N.C.; and across southern California, among others, they said.

President Donald Trump set an ambitious course when he took office through a series of executive orders, promising to build a wall on the southern border with Mexico, deport millions of undocumented immigrants, suspend the refugee program and pause the admittance of foreign nationals from certain countries.

But his plans hit a roadblock when Seattle judge federal judges halted his travel ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations considered a terror threat, and the decision was upheld by the Ninth Circuit court this week.

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said the five-day enforcement “surge” began Monday and concluded midday Friday. Officials confirmed action in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, though they didn’t dispute that the operation was also under way in other cities.

“This operation is on par with similar operations we have done in the past,” said David Marin, field office director for ICE in Los Angeles, in reference to southern California.

He declined to say whether ICE offices around the country had coordinated a multicity enforcement action. He also declined to discuss President Trump’s executive order.

The agency said 160 foreigners were arrested in six Los Angeles-area counties this week, and said about 150 of them had criminal histories. Of the 10 others, five had been given final orders of removal or had previously been deported, ICE said.

ICE highlighted cases of several people suspected or convicted of serious crimes, including a Salvadoran national arrested in Huntington Park, Calif., who is wanted in El Salvador for aggravated extortion, a Brazilian arrested in Los Angeles who is wanted in Brazil for cocaine trafficking, and an Australian national taken into custody in West Hollywood who was previously convicted of “lewd and lascivious acts with a child.”

By MIRIAM JORDAN, ALEJANDRO LAZO and LAURA MECKLER
Updated Feb. 10, 2017 8:04 p.m. ET

Ramped-up immigration enforcement in several cities this week has resulted in the detention of hundreds or more people in the country unlawfully, according to attorneys and advocacy groups, who said they expected most of them to be deported.

Illegal immigrants were rounded up in the metropolitan areas of Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Charlotte, N.C.; and across southern California, among others, they said.

President Donald Trump set an ambitious course when he took office through a series of executive orders, promising to build a wall on the southern border with Mexico, deport millions of undocumented immigrants, suspend the refugee program and pause the admittance of foreign nationals from certain countries.

But his plans hit a roadblock when a Seattle federal judge halted his travel ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations considered a terror threat, and the decision was upheld by the Ninth Circuit court this week.

Still, that didn’t prevent Mr. Trump from rolling out enforcement of a separate executive order targeting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said the five-day enforcement “surge” began Monday and concluded midday Friday. Officials confirmed action in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, though they didn’t dispute that the operation was also under way in other cities.

“This operation is on par with similar operations we have done in the past,” said David Marin, field office director for ICE in Los Angeles, in reference to southern California.

He declined to say whether ICE offices around the country had coordinated a multicity enforcement action. He also declined to discuss President Trump’s executive order.

The agency said 160 foreigners were arrested in six Los Angeles-area counties this week, and said about 150 of them had criminal histories. Of the 10 others, five had been given final orders of removal or had previously been deported, ICE said.

ICE highlighted cases of several people suspected or convicted of serious crimes, including a Salvadoran national arrested in Huntington Park, Calif., who is wanted in El Salvador for aggravated extortion, a Brazilian arrested in Los Angeles who is wanted in Brazil for cocaine trafficking, and an Australian national taken into custody in West Hollywood who was previously convicted of “lewd and lascivious acts with a child.”

Administration officials said the enforcement was similar to regular operations during the Obama administration but that their lists of targets were drawn up based on the criteria outlined in an executive order signed by Mr. Trump. That order expanded the definition of who is considered a priority for deportation beyond the rules used during the final years of the Obama administration.
Now, people convicted of minor crimes, people charged but not convicted and others who

officers believe threaten public safety are all prioritized for deportation. Officials said most of the people targeted this week would have been subject to deportation under the Obama administration, which prioritized people with serious criminal records. But it is likely that at least some others with lesser offenses were included as well.

In addition, one official said, it is likely that enforcement agents encountered people in the U.S. illegally during the enforcement action who weren’t targets but who were nonetheless taken into custody. Some of those people probably wouldn’t have been subject to deportation under the Obama rules.

Mr. Trump’s order widens the pool of undocumented immigrants to be deported. It includes not only those convicted of crimes but also those not yet charged who are believed to have committed “acts that constitute a chargeable criminal offense.”

That encompasses immigrants charged with crimes that haven’t yet been adjudicated; who improperly received a government benefit; used a fake ID to secure work and were caught driving without a license. Those who lied on applications and forms are also targets, according to the order.

Out of the 11.1 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. about 8 million participate in the economy. Many of them have used made-up Social Security numbers and lied about their status on federal forms to secure jobs, immigration experts say, though specific numbers are hard to come by.

During his campaign, Mr. Trump pledged to immediately focus on deporting two million to three million immigrants who he says are criminals. The Migration Policy Institute estimated in 2015 that 820,000 have a criminal conviction.

Lawyers said Friday that many of their clients who were detained had an outstanding removal order, because they had skipped a court day or evaded a deportation order. These immigrants weren’t previously a priority for removal, if they had been living in the interior of the country for an extended period and not committed a crime.

Tin Nguyen, an immigration attorney in Charlotte, N.C., said he has been flooded with calls. He said several immigrants whose families had contacted him Thursday for legal representation had been transferred to a larger immigration detention center in Georgia by the time he tried to meet them at a local facility Friday.

Immigration agents, sometimes backed by local police, arrested people in cars, inside their homes and at work sites, attorneys and advocates said.

Stephanie Gharakhanian, an attorney in Austin with the pro-immigrant Workers Defense Project, said activity by federal immigration authorities went “above and beyond what we have seen in the past.”

“ICE is showing up at people’s homes, showing up at places of businesses. This level of ICE activity in the community is absolutely unprecedented,” she said.

Robin Hvidston, president of We the People Rising, a group based in Claremont, Calif., which advocates for a stricter enforcement of U.S. immigration laws, said she was supportive of the actions because they were targeting “criminal aliens.” She pointed to the statements from ICE that said it arrested people who had committed crimes against children and other felonies.

“It is just a matter of keeping our communities safe, and just a part of Trump fulfilling his campaign pledge to make American safe again,” she said. “This is about public safety, it is about the removal of criminal aliens from our state and this country.”

In Los Angeles, a coalition of civil-rights, interfaith and pro-bono attorneys has formed a “raid rapid response network” due to the escalated enforcement.

“This cannot be the new normal, and we will fight back,” said Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.

She said the organization had received an unprecedented number of reports from lawyers and community members reporting detentions Wednesday.

At a news conference, Marlene Mosqueda said her father, Manuel, was arrested when ICE agents came looking for another person in his building complex. He is undocumented but has no criminal record. Later, when an attorney intervened, he was pulled off a deportation bus, she said.

“This proves that Donald Trump was pulling the wool over everyone’s eyes talking about targeting criminals and in fact is focusing on separating families,” said California state Senate leader Kevin de León.

“There is nothing to complain about here,” said Dave Ray, director of communications, for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which supports immigration enforcement measures. “The vast majority of those detained today were targeted because they have criminal histories and prior felony convictions, some of them very serious.”

ICE officials highlighted that its agents carry out targeted operations on a continuing basis. For example, five separate operations in New Jersey, New York, the Mid-Atlantic states and Virginia resulted in the arrest of more than 350 people between August and December 2016.

“Obama did these for eight years,” said Charles Kuck, an Atlanta immigration lawyer and former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. “The difference now is that they are picking up others who might just be undocumented who happen to be in the residence or neighborhood when agents shows up.”

Write to Miriam Jordan at miriam.jordan@wsj.com, Alejandro Lazo at alejandro.lazo@wsj.com and Laura Meckler at laura.meckler@wsj.com



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  • Boo

    I think any citizen’s who advocate keeping illegal aliens in this country who committed felony’s should be committed to being their sponsors if they really feel there is some injustice being perpetrated on these folks. With that goes being responsible personally and libel for the illegal aliens crimes or misdemeanors, that might arise out of this sponsorship in the future.

    Finding an American citizen to sponsor an immigrant is not new to immigration system. It was my understanding that, that’s still a part of the process. Where again, as a sponsor you are responsible for their criminal actions up and to the point, you could be sued for damages.

    This could give the protestor’s some pause in their rationales and contemplate the real world ramifications of their positions.

  • wiseoldlady

    This is all good. Deport them. If here illegally, whether a convicted felon or not, no green card, go back to your home country. Try these illegal stunts in other countries and see how far you get. You cannot enter Canada if you have ever had a DUI. Cross into Mexico and go to jail. Stop taking advantage. The liberals and progressives want destruction via the criminal element. We of sound minds want safety and secure borders.

  • Arcturus

    The wall does not need to be physical in its entirely. It could be constructed of vigilence : expand military bases along it and military patrols and exercises and drones would be constantly vigilent ; real time satellite imaging could snare drug runners and coyotes, while infrared or ground penetrating radar could ferret out tunnels.

  • HAPPY chem TRAILS 2 you

    Want to stop all this real quick?.. Tell these countries that their going to get a bill for the cost of incarcerating their fellow countrymen and for the cost of sending them back, as well as the incarceration costs for the ones in prison, and tell them that the U.S. will gladly return the favor for U.S. citizens who might step out of line in their countries. The United States certainly has persuasive methods that could be applied effectively . But Of Course this will never happen, because the Je$uit controlled R0man cath0lic c0nspirators that run our country (otherwise known as the government) don’t want it to happen, they have purposely let this problem get out of control for the last twenty five years or so to serve their destructive purposes of which are many, one Of Course being to add to the democratic voting base, but that is just one purpose. The cath0lic church and cath0lic charities are one of the biggest facilitators of this problem, because their trying their hardest to Catholisize America, at least 80% of the immigrants coming from Mexic0 and central America are cath0lic, this has been a stated goal of the R0man cath0lic church. This is all theater anyway, the damage has been done, and I don’t see it being reversed anytime soon. Too many anchor babies, to much emotional and social strife will come of it, as it progresses, and the multi- national corporations don’t want it to happen either.

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  • Redlist Renegade

    GOOD ! I’m GLAD they’re going to Tiajuana to eat their bar-b-que’d Iguana (or SH*T for all I Care) !!! Let ‘em ALL ROT in Mexican jails Forever and Then Some !!! They’ll SOON find out Just HOW Good they Really HAD it HERE (but NEVER Will AGAIN) !!! :twisted:

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