President Trump’s promised “ICE raids” began over the weekend. The raids targeting scores of undocumented immigrants nationwide promised by President Trump have begun, a senior administration official told CNN.

The roundup is supposed to target 2,000 immigrants who have been ordered deported in New York, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans and San Francisco.

According to the undisclosed official, the raids actually began late Saturday night.

In an exclusive interview on “FOX & friends,” Acting ICE Director Matt Albence said while he couldn’t speak to anything specifically from an operational perspective, the overarching concern when the agency conducts any sort of enforcement operation is “the safety and security of both our officers that are conducting the operation as well as the public.”

“We are doing targeted enforcement actions against specific individuals who have had their day in immigration court and have been ordered to be removed by an immigration judge,” Albence told Fox News’ Griff Jenkins. “We are merely executing those lawfully issued judge’s orders.”

ICE Objects to Use of Term “Raid”   

Albence, then said that he objected to the term “raid,” as it does not really connote the targeted precision of his agencies operation, and only serves to spread fear.

In his Fox interview, Albence, said using the term raid does everyone “a disservice,” adding that the agency is focusing on people who had had the opportunity to make an asylum claim in front of an immigration judge and chose not to do so or didn’t appear for their first hearing. The acting director added that ICE gave those individuals the opportunity back in February to arrange for an orderly process to be removed from the country, but only 3 percent of people responded to letters that were sent out.

“At this point, we have no choice but to go out and execute those lawfully-issued removal orders from an immigration judge,” he told “FOX & friends.”

Reports of Repeat Immigrant Offenders

In addition to beginning the enforcement operation, ICE also released a report over the weekend meant to illustrate the necessity for removing those who have committed crimes.

The first of what will be quarterly “Declined Detainer Reports” details incidents from the second quarter of fiscal year 2018, where law enforcement agencies arrested undocumented immigrants, ignored ICE requests to hold them until federal authorities could pick them up, and then those individuals were arrested on new charges. The report features highlighted cases, including ones where the arrests were for rape, murder, assault, burglary, car theft, drug possession, and DUI.

In one such case, ICE said an illegal immigrant had been arrested and released 10 times by San Francisco police between February 2018 and January 2019, despite ICE issuing detainers. Each of those arrests included charges related to either burglary or a stolen vehicle.

“That individual is a one-man crime spree,” Albence said on “FOX & friends.”

Mark Morgan, acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, also appearing with Albence, told “FOX & friends” that the raids were about “enforcing and maintaining the integrity of the system.”

“This is about going after individuals here illegally,” he said. “Any city, any law enforcement agency that resists, does not cooperate, they’re actually putting those cities in higher danger.”

Administration officials have said they are targeting about 2,000 people, which would yield about 200 arrests based on previous crackdowns.

Trump has said on Twitter that his agents plan to arrest millions of immigrants who are in the country illegally.

11 thoughts on “ICE Raids Begin”
  1. Enforcing American Laws is what this is. These Illegals that had no right entering OUR Country, then even had due process, still violate deportation orders. They cause American Citizens even more money. Americans have our own needs.

  2. Why can’t these immigrants help some their countries problems instead of adding to US.
    Mexico let’s them come all the way they there w\o stopping them .. Could that be cause they don’t want the problems they bring?

  3. Why can’t President Trump have a Federal Marshall temporarily assign deputy marshals to help with tracking down the 20 million or so people that are in the USA illegally?

  4. Hell I was born in woodburn were my family had to get sponcerd and we work in field’s were the law did not protect us.this day they call little Mexico,, across my home a single family dewling has brand new car’s and landlard know’s their is lot of family’s paying his rent .dealer’s lived there and owner told me as long as they pay rent she does not care thank’s to that my son a meth addic..marion county allow’s Russain’s to get away with killing 2 teen’s in 2009 were driver was racing blow a stop killed his little brother and a teen girl,my newphew was the one who called oh my God aunt vikki simon was doing over 70 miles he was raceing him seen the reack my son lost his best friend and they laught about get away with murder. every holiday lot of under age drinking were no russian ever get in jail.AM THE ENMEY OF THE STATE.MY PROPERTY WAS STOLEN BY A GREEDY FAMILY.3 DAY’S BEFORE MY FATHER IN LAW DIED THEY CREATED A TRUST AND WHAT WAS FOR NONE I HAD BOUGHT IN 1995 PUT IN TRUST IT WAS TO KEEP ME FROM DIVORCING MY HUSBAND . JEST TO LEARN THAT ALL THEY DID WAS HAVE ME PAY DEATH TAXES…….Judges and law firm took us for all ..but trust donated property to odot in marion county…american hard working family suffer

  5. Hell I was born in woodburn were my family had to get sponcerd and we work in field’s were the law did not protect us.this day they call little Mexico,, across my home a single family dewling has brand new car’s and landlard know’s their is lot of family’s paying his rent .dealer’s lived there and owner told me as long as they pay rent she does not care thank’s to that my son a meth addic..marion county allow’s Russain’s to get away with killing 2 teen’s in 2009 were driver was racing blow a stop killed his little brother and a teen girl,my newphew was the one who called oh my God aunt vikki simon was doing over 70 miles he was raceing him seen the reack my son lost his best friend and they laught about get away with murder. every holiday lot of under age drinking were no russian ever get in jail.AM THE ENMEY OF THE STATE.MY PROPERTY WAS STOLEN BY A GREEDY FAMILY.3 DAY’S BEFORE MY FATHER IN LAW DIED THEY CREATED A TRUST AND WHAT WAS FOR NONE I HAD BOUGHT IN 1995 PUT IN TRUST IT WAS TO KEEP ME FROM DIVORCING MY HUSBAND . JEST TO LEARN THAT ALL THEY DID WAS HAVE ME PAY DEATH TAXES…….Judges and law firm took us for all ..but trust donated property to odot in marion county…american hard working family suffer

  6. Get them out of my country. They want to be here, apply, get a job and assimilate to the rules of this land not of where you came from.

  7. I was raised in a small town in California. It was a great little town that you could raise your family in. And over the years that little town become over run with illegal aliens . Now they have shootings on a daily basis. The gang violence is unreal. No one feels safe anymore. If the Democrats could see what they are doing to our great Country, they might have second thoughts on getting the illegals out of our country. It is very sad that they let this happen. But they live in their big mansions with big walls around them. We need the wall built and we need to get rid of them now. Before it becomes impossible to do so. Build the wall and drain the swamp. And deport all of these criminals immediately. I have lived it and I have seen it firsthand .

  8. We have now reached the point where the media and polls decide when or if our government will enforce our laws. This is insane. No country can survive that does this.

  9. We have now reached the point where the media and polls decide when or if our government will enforce our laws. This is insane. No country can survive that does this.

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