July 11, 2019
It’s almost impossible to believe that Donald Trump would announce a date for these raids a second time and then cancel them a second time.
It’s also almost impossible to believe that he would cancel the raids the first time for no reason, and then actually do them.
So we’re in a double “almost impossible to believe” situation here.
I’m not going to believe anything until I see it.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are preparing to conduct raids beginning Sunday to arrest thousands of illegal immigrants across the U.S. just weeks after President Trump announced that he was delaying the operation.
The ICE agents will target at least 2,000 immigrants whose deportations have already been ordered, a New York Times report said, citing one former and two current Department of Homeland Security officials.
I will note here that 2,000 is not the same number as 1,000,000. I’m no mathematician, but I’m pretty sure those numbers aren’t even close to each other.
Asked for comment, an ICE spokesman would not offer specific details, citing “law-enforcement sensitivities and the safety and security of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel.”
“As always, ICE prioritizes the arrest and removal of unlawfully present aliens who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security. … However, all of those in violation of the immigration laws may be subject to immigration arrest, detention and – if found removable by final order – removal from the United States,” the spokesman said.
Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, told reporters Wednesday that the raids are “going to happen.” He did not elaborate.
The Times report said the raids will include “collateral” deportations, which means illegal immigrants at the scene of the raid who are not the target of the raid could be detained.
If this happens or doesn’t happen on Sunday, at some point, there will be raids. Because Trump has to do that before the election.
They will most likely be totally shitty, and will not deport anywhere near the number of people who cross the border in a single month (more than 2,000 cross the border in a single day, even in our allegedly “record low” month of June).
So, you know – whatever.
I’ve watched the Democrat debates, I’m rather certain Trump is going to win again, and I am definitely certain that is the best possible outcome of the 2020 election.
He can pretty much do whatever the hell he wants.
At this point, I’ll be happy if he simply:
- Doesn’t start a war with Iran
- Doesn’t cry on TV
With expectations reset to a bar this low, I’m hoping I’m not disappointed.
But I probably will be.