Saturday, February 15, 2020

Trump Administration to Deploy Specialized Border Agents to Sanctuary Cities

The Trump administration will send specially trained officers from the southern border to so-called sanctuary cities to help with immigration enforcement operations in a clear escalation of President Donald Trump's ongoing conflict with localities that limit law-enforcement cooperation with immigration authorities.
The officers will be sent by Customs and Border Protection, the agency which houses Border Patrol, to aid in arrest operations carried out by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Operations will take place in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, New Orleans, Detroit and Newark, New Jersey, according to The New York Times, which first reported the development.
The officers being deployed include those assigned to specialized tactical teams within CBP, like the elite Border Patrol Tactical Unit, or BORTAC.
BORTAC agents have training similar to special forces personnel and often wield specialized equipment. They carry out high-risk security operations along the border, such as raiding drug stash houses or targeting individuals known to be violent.
LINK: SWAT-like immigration enforcement teams 
coming to Chicago, other sanctuary cities
The move to send the agents to aid ICE appears in part aimed at sending a message to immigrants in the 10 cities where operations are scheduled to take place and could escalate what are otherwise normal enforcement actions.
The border agents will reportedly be used for backup on ICE operations and providing a show of force.
Read the rest of the story HERE and follow links below to related sources:

SWAT-like immigration enforcement teams coming to Chicago, other sanctuary cities

Report: Trump Deploying ‘Elite Tactical Agents’ to 10 Sanctuary Cities

Trump administration shifting border agents to sanctuary cities for arrest operations

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