Known as Operation Safe City, ICE agents announced Thursday they had worked to ensure a Trump campaign promise: targeting so-called sanctuary cities.
Sanctuary cities are those that have committed to protecting undocumented immigrants. Trump has rebuked them, promising to end federal funding to places like New York, Baltimore, Chicago, and Los Angeles, all of which were targeted in the ICE Operation Safe City raids. The renewed focus on illegal immigration falls in line with Trump’s racist and unfounded “rapists and murderers” rhetoric against Latinos—the main victims of the raids.
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Even worse—the logic behind immigration raids has been discredited. Yet that doesn’t appear to faze Trump and ICE from implementing their cruel and misguided policy.
Justifying their actions, ICE claimed the raids were intended to “build
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