Trump's Massive Purge of Undocumented Immigrants Is Back On

[Content Note: Nativism; abuse.]

Last month, Donald Trump announced a massive purge of "millions" of undocumented immigrants, then reversed course at the last minute, demanding that House Democrats fund his vile immigration agenda or he would proceed with the sweep.

A week later, Speaker Nancy Pelosi caved on her demands that any emergency border funding include protections for migrant children and limitations on the use of the funding, and allowed the Senate border bill to come up for a vote in the House, where it passed, giving Trump a $4.6 billion check to spend on his nativist malice, with zero restrictions.

And in exchange for that capitulation, Trump has now announced that the purge is back on, anyway.

Caitlin Dickerson and Zolan Kanno-Youngs at the New York Times report:
Nationwide raids to arrest thousands of members of undocumented families have been scheduled to begin Sunday, according to two current and one former homeland security officials, moving forward with a rapidly changing operation, the final details of which remain in flux. The operation, backed by [Donald] Trump, had been postponed, partly because of resistance among officials at his own immigration agency.

The raids, which will be conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement over multiple days, will include "collateral" deportations, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the preliminary stage of the operation. In those deportations, the authorities might detain immigrants who happened to be on the scene, even though they were not targets of the raids.

...Agents have expressed apprehensions about arresting babies and young children, officials have said. The agents have also noted that the operation might have limited success because word has already spread among immigrant communities about how to avoid arrest — namely, by refusing to open the door when an agent approaches one's home. ICE agents are not legally allowed to forcibly enter a home.
This is happening in the United States of America right now: Donald Trump is ordering a purge and the agents tasked with carrying out that order are expressing qualms about arresting babies.

Undocumented immigrants must know their rights, and ICE agents who are apprehensive about the operation must acknowledge their responsibility to resist inhumane orders. STAND DOWN. Don't carry out these raids.

And Democrats must learn to never, ever, negotiate with Trump. They gave him $4.6 billion in exchange for absolutely nothing, except more betrayal and more malice.

You know what to do: MAKE NOISE. RESIST.

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