Donald Trump made a promise to his supporters on the day he announced his candidacy for President of the United States. The time to enforce immigration laws is long overdue and he vowed to not only uphold them, but bolster them. In an exclusive report, NBC News reveals the Department of Homeland Security is planning a massive round up of illegal aliens.
“The largest operation of its kind in the history of ICE.”
The largest in U.S. history!
NBC News reports:
President Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security is planning nationwide raids to target 8,400 undocumented immigrants later this month, according to three law enforcement officials and an internal document that described the plan as “the largest operation of its kind in the history of ICE,” an acronym for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The raids, scheduled over five days beginning Sept. 17, are being called “Operation Mega,” according to the document, a memo circulated agency-wide in August.
It is not unusual for ICE operations to target immigrants by the hundreds or even low thousands. The higher-than-usual target number may be partially driven by an effort to reach a deportation goal at the end of the fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30, one of the officials said.
Operation Mega is still in the planning stage and its details may change or it may even be cancelled, the officials said, especially as the agency reallocates resources toward rescue operations in Florida ahead of the looming Hurricane Irma.
If carried out, it would come on the heels of Trump’s controversial decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, that allows some immigrants who were brought into the United States as children to stay.