US officials with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency arrested 200 illegal immigrants throughout North Carolina this week; calling the vast operation the “new normal” as local authorities fail to cooperate with federal agents.
“Since December, newly elected sheriffs in the state’s two most populous counties — Mecklenburg and Wake — have reversed a policy that allows ICE to detain immigrants in county jails. Durham County Sheriff’s Office also ended the practice of honoring ICE detainers,” reports the Charlotte Observer.
After North Carolina’s largest counties cut ties with federal immigration officers, ICE said it’s been forced to step up enforcement. https://t.co/ThcQ0F3XGC
— The News & Observer (@newsobserver) February 8, 2019
“This is the direct conclusion of dangerous policies of not cooperating with (Immigration and Customs Enforcement),” said Sean Gallagher, who supervises ICE operations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
“This is politics over public safety at its worst,” he added.
Read the full report at the Charlotte Observer.
ABOLISH ICE? 160 Illegal Immigrants ARRESTED at a SINGLE FACTORY in Texas
At least 160 undocumented workers were detained by ICE agents during a massive sweep this week, with federal officers confirming the illegal immigrants were apprehended at a trailer factory in Texas.
According to ABC News, the “immigration bust” occurred at Load Trail, a trailer manufacturing company with previous violations for hiring undocumented migrants at its Texas facility approximately 100 miles east of Dallas.
“I know I just heard helicopters everywhere and I saw a whole lot of people running and so I turned to run and the first corner I hit I got guns drawn down on me,” said one eyewitness.
“I knew these were clearly illegals. This is not the way we are supposed to be hiring,” said Katrina Berger, the DHS specialist in charge of the sweep. “They told me to keep doing my job — that if they were visited by ICE again, they would simply pay the fine and go on.”
“We’re watching and we’re coming,” she added. “Businesses that knowingly hire illegal aliens create an unfair advantage over their competing businesses.”
Read the full story at ABC News.
BORDER CRACKDOWN: National Guard Deployment Led to Arrest of 10,000 Illegal Immigrants
The US National Guard has helped arrest more than 10,000 illegal immigrants along the United States’ southern border with Mexico since their deployment earlier this year, according to new statistics released by the Border Patrol Agency.
“The National Guard’s deployment to the southwest border in mid-April has led to 10,805 ‘deportable alien arrests’ of people who illegally entered the United States from Mexico, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman said Monday,” writes the Washington Examiner.
“Because guardsmen are military personnel and not law enforcement officers, they cannot apprehend illegal immigrants. But CBP officers and Border Patrol agents apprehended thousands of people that guardsmen helped point out,” adds the Examiner.
President Trump announced in April his decision to deploy the National Guard to the US-Mexico border until a “permanent border wall” could be erected to help crackdown on illegal entry into the United States.
Read the full report at the Washington Examiner.