BREAKING: Crackdown: Trump deploying Border Patrol elite units to these sanctuary cities

FEBRUARY 14, 2020

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The Trump administration is deploying law enforcement tactical units from the southern border as part of a supercharged arrest operation in sanctuary cities across the country, an escalation in the president’s battle against localities that refuse to participate in immigration enforcement.

The specially trained officers are being sent to cities including Chicago and New York to boost the enforcement power of local Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, according to two officials who are familiar with the secret operation. Additional agents are expected to be sent to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, New Orleans, Detroit and Newark, N.J.

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The move reflects President Trump’s persistence in cracking down on so-called sanctuary cities, localities that have refused to cooperate in handing over immigrants targeted for deportation to federal authorities. It comes soon after the Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security announced a series of measures that will affect both American citizens and immigrants living in those places.

The New York Times reported that the deployment was confirmed by CBP spokesman Lawrence Payne, who said 100 officers are being sent to work with ICE during the months of February through May, “in order to enhance the integrity of the immigration system, protect public safety, and strengthen our national security.”

Oakland, California mayor Libby Schaaf declared in a Twitter post, “Don’t bring it to Oakland. Our residents deserve safety + sanctuary in our streets — not tactical border agents. Oakland will remain the most unapologetic sanctuary city in America.”

2020 Democrat presidential candidate Tom Steyer responded to the news, tweeting, “Donald Trump is militarizing his deportation force. A Commander-in-Chief should never turn armed forces against its own people. Retweet if you agree.”

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