United States Immigration agents arrested 680 mostly Latino immigrants not in the country legally, on Wednesday in raids at seven food processing plants in the southeastern part of the country, as part of President Donald Trump’s measures against illegal migration. The raids in six Mississippi cities occurred on the same day Trump visited El Paso, Texas, where a gunman killed 22 people on Saturday after posting a racist ‘manifesto’ online in which he talked about fighting the ‘invasion’ of Hispanics in the country.
Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) shocked the political establishment when she was elected to the House of Representatives without any major political experience to speak of. Since her election Ocasio-Cortez has championed some of the most liberal and progressive policies ever to be discussed in the halls of the U.S. Congress.
On Monday representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez visited a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility after it was discovered that multiple CBP officers were members of a Facebook group where members shared derogatory comments about migrants and Representative Ocasio-Cortez.
It’s no secret that Chicago is proud of their sanctuary city status and their lack of cooperation with the Trump Administration. With the election of Lori Lightfoot as mayor, it became clear that Chicago will continue down the path of presidential defiance and migrant protection.
Lightfoot recently addressed the issue of illegal immigration, saying that the Chicago Police Department would not cooperate with President’s Trump’s planned ICE raids that will target over 2,000 families in 10 cities.
If you don’t like what President Trump does, wait about five minutes. What started as a joke is quickly becoming a theme. On Friday afternoon, it was reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement was planning raids in more than a dozen major cities, targeting up to 2,000 families for deportation. By Saturday, Trump tweeted the raids would be delayed another two weeks, ostensibly so that Congress could “work out a solution.” It’s the third such instance this week— and second on immigration— where Trump has threatened major action, only to pull back at the last minute.
It been reported that 103,492 migrants were apprehended attempting to reach the U.S. southern border in March, marking the highest month in 12 years.
The US Southern Border with Mexico has seen a 422,334 apprehension from October to March 2019, compared to 237,444 during the same time period in 2018–that’s an 78% increase.