The ICE raids that Trump scheduled in June, then delayed, are finally happening!
The raids, scheduled to start this weekend, will lead to the deportation of thousands of illegal immigrants who have received deportation orders and disobeyed!
Take a look at this breaking news that hit Twitter:
Though ICE has been reported to begin the raids on Sunday, some are saying they've already started.
Take a look:
President Donald Trump had tweeted out last month that he was delaying the raids "at the request of Democrats" to see if a better solution could be found.
Turns out that the Dems could not find a middle ground, so Trump is holding his promise to "let the deportations begin!"
Here's the tweet Trump sent out regarding this in June:
The scheduled ICE raids have prompted Democrats (like AOC and Ilhan Omar) and liberal organizations to take to Twitter to speak about their outrage over it and instruct illegal immigrants on "what to do if ICE approaches them."
See for yourself:
However, Charlie Kirk makes a great point to the Dems trying to defend illegal immigrants:
CBS News has more details on the ICE raids:
A nationwide operation targeting thousands of undocumented migrant families will reportedly begin on Sunday. The New York Times says raids are expected to take place in at least 10 major cities, and will be conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
ICE is reportedly targeting about 2,000 migrants who are here illegally and were ordered deported. The agency has said that while its focus is on arresting people with criminal histories, any immigrant found in violation of U.S. laws would be subject to arrest.
Last Friday, President Trump renewed his threat to order mass deportations of undocumented migrant families. The raids were postponed in June after the president previewed the operations on Twitter, stating ICE would remove "millions of illegal aliens."
The raids have been a flash point in immigrant communities across the country. But acting Customs and Border Protection commissioner Mark Morgan disputed the term "raid" in an interview with CBS News last month, instead labeling the action "interior enforcement."
"If you are a mother with a kid, is that mother going to be handcuffed? No, she doesn't need to be handcuffed," Morgan added. "But if you are a criminal alien and you've been convicted of murder, sexual assault, and et cetera, are you going to handcuffed? You bet ya, you are going to be handcuffed."
CNN also had the following to say:
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to begin the previously postponed raids across the country Sunday to arrest thousands of migrant families who already have court orders to be removed, according to a US official.
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 President, adamant on doubling down on illegal immigration, has repeatedly tweeted about an impending operation, a striking move given that operations are not announced ahead of time.
It comes in the middle of another tumultuous week at the White House, with controversy surrounding Labor Secretary Alex Acosta and concerns about upcoming testimony of former special counsel Robert Mueller. Trump is also trying to press ahead with adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census after the Supreme Court dealt a major setback last month.
The New York Times first reported on the raids, saying they are expected to take place in at least 10 cities, 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."
Matthew Bourke, an ICE spokesman, said ICE will not comment on operational details and "ICE prioritizes the arrest and removal of unlawfully present aliens who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security."
On Wednesday, acting US Citizenship and Immigration Services director Ken Cuccinelli said the ICE raids are "absolutely going to happen"following a delay from the President to see if Congress could work out a legislative solution on immigration.
"They're absolutely going to happen. There's approximately a million people in this country with removal orders. And of course that isn't what ICE will go after in this, but that's the pool of people who have been all the way through the due process chain," he told reporters at the White House.
ICE had planned to arrest and deport families with court-ordered removals in 10 cities in late June, according to a senior immigration official.
The raids were expected in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York and San Francisco.
The city of New Orleans said on Twitter that it confirmed with ICE that "immigration enforcement will be temporarily suspended through the weekend" in areas of Louisiana and Mississippi impacted by tropical storm Barry.
The day before the raids were set to begin, Trump delayed them for two weeks, saying he would wait "to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border."