- According to the Washington Post, ICE will raid “sanctuary” locations
- It is a strategy to emphasize the immigration issue during the final part of the re-election campaign of President Donald Trump
- The operations would be carried out during the month of October and would begin in California
According to the Washington Post, ICE will raid “sanctuary” locations as part of an electoral maneuver.
The Immigration and Customs Control Service (ICE) is preparing to carry out selective operations in cities called “sanctuary”, as part of a strategy to emphasize the immigration issue during the final part of President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, the newspaper published on Tuesday The Washington Post.
The operations would be carried out during the month of October and would be focused on arrests that will be executed “in jurisdictions that have adopted sanctuary policies,” according to three officials who described the plan with public messages that echo Trump’s campaign rhetoric. .
ICE will raid “sanctuary” places as part of an electoral maneuver
The raids, dubbed “Operation Sanctuary,” could begin in California later this week. They would then expand to cities like Denver and Philadelphia, according to two of the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe the government’s delicate enforcement plans, the newspaper added.
He adds that the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Chad Wolf, will probably travel to at least one of the places where the operation will take place “to further President Trump’s claims that leaders in those cities have not protected local residents from dangerous criminals, ”sources said.
The Post also said sources described the raids as a “political message campaign” rather than a major ICE operation. They added that the operations will focus on the capture of immigrants with criminal records.
The report coincides with information released on Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which deplored on Tuesday the increase in arrests of undocumented immigrants by immigration authorities, with which federal agents are returning to detention practices prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Advocates for immigrants refer to arrests made by ICE agents in recent weeks around the country, especially in communities where local authorities have reduced or ended collaboration with this agency.
ICE last week updated the guide for the execution of arrests, and although it does not say directly that it normalizes operations, it warns that “in light of the lessons learned since the beginning of the pandemic and the ability demonstrated by the ICE workforce to adjust and adapt to this environment, we are confident that our officers can perform operations properly and safely. ”
ICE asks immigrants for help to find missing Latina girl
Although it seems strange, ICE asks immigrants for help to find a missing Latino girl in New Jersey a year ago.
The case of Dulce María Alavez made the news and moved the Hispanic community. For a year, the authorities have continued with the search for the little girl and, strangely enough, the Immigration and Customs Service (ICE) is now the one who asks for the help of immigrants to find her.
On Monday, ICE stressed that it is not its policy to go against undocumented witnesses to crimes. The clarification is part of a new call to the immigrant community to help them solve the case of the disappearance of the five-year-old girl Dulce María Alavez, who would have been seen for the last time in a park in Cumberland County, New Jersey, on September 16, 2019.
One year after the disappearance of Dulce María
A year after the disappearance and after the requests of the mother of the little girl, the Mexican Noema Alavez Pérez, the investigations in which the ICE, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the local and state police departments participated, were not has managed to find the whereabouts of the girl.
“Individuals, regardless of their immigration status, should not hesitate for a minute to provide information that can assist in this investigation,” said ICE Newark Field Office Director John Tsoukaris in a statement.
Immigration authorities insisted that “it is not ICE policy to affirmatively target foreign victims, witnesses or plaintiffs to enforce immigration law.”
They add that ICE officers are trained to exercise discretion in the performance of their immigration enforcement functions and there are even immigration benefits for people who help the police or who have been victims of criminal activity.
The girl’s disappearance occurred when Noema took Dulce and her three-year-old brother Manuel to the park. They both ran to the playground while she stayed in the car with another eight-year-old boy in the family to help him with homework.
That was the moment when, according to the investigators of the case, a man of Hispanic appearance, according to some who saw him in the park, took the girl, who last April must have turned six.
About 10 minutes later, according to the mother’s account, her son was found crying with the ice cream they had bought shortly before on the ground, and no sign of the girl.
The woman was harshly criticized on social media, where she was accused of not taking care of the girl and many comments were even racist.
The latest images of Dulce come from security cameras at a gas station, where the family stopped to buy ice cream just before visiting the park, where there were no surveillance cameras.
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