As reported earlier this week ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) is set to begin raids with court-ordered removals in 10 cities beginning Sunday.
President Trump said on Monday evening in a pair of tweets that ICE will begin the process of removing millions illegal aliens who have illicitly entered the US.
On Friday we learned, according to government leaks to CNN and WaPo, the raids will begin Sunday.
“ICE agents will likely execute predawn raids starting Sunday, targeting as many as 2,000 migrant families facing deportation orders in as many as 10 U.S. cities, including Houston, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles,” reported the Washington Post.
“The agency is planning to use hotel rooms as temporary staging areas to detain parents and children until all the members of a family are together and ready for deportation,” reported the Washington Post.
On Saturday morning former ICE Director Tom Homan went off on the government official who leaked the cities involved in the upcoming ICE raids.
Homan outed acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan for resisting the upcoming ICE raids and for leaking the timing and location to the press.
Tom Homan: As far as these mayors from sanctuary cities, I just wish they’d just shut their mouths. Because you want to talk about separation of families? Separation of families are the Angel moms and dads who’ve been separated from their children forever because illegal aliens walked out of your sanctuary jail. Every one of those mayors ought to be ashamed, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, I could go on and on… You’ve got the acting Secretary of Homeland Security resisting what ICE is trying to do.
In the Washington Post story, and numerous media outlets, he does not support this operation. And I tell you what, if that’s his position then he’s on the wrong side of this issue. You don’t tell the men and women of ICE a day before they go out there to do this operation. When this story was leaked, they gave the location of the cities, the day this was supposed to start, how many targets. This leak, which I know where the leak came from, I think we all know where the leak came from. That story only benefits one person. Put these officers at greater risk of harm. I know the president said we’re going to do an operation, one million people in a week. He didn’t give the location… He didn’t give the number of targets…
Kevin McAleenan served as deputy commissioner of Customs and Border Protection from 2014 to 2017.