Donald Trump said today that Sunday’s ICE raids were successful but just were not reported in the media.
President Donald Trump claimed success in a widely publicized effort to raid and deport undocumented immigrants, saying Monday that planned sweeps targeting undocumented immigrants in several major U.S. cities had been under way several days prior.
“It was a very successful deal,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday morning, saying they had taken place on Sunday. “You just didn’t know about it,” he added.
Trump didn’t include any additional details about the highly publicized operations, refusing to say how many people U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers had arrested, or where those operations took place.
His remarks contradicted reports from local elected officials, migrant advocacy and legal groups monitoring for activity in their respective cities. They reported seeing little to no activity over the weekend, except for two failed Saturday raids in New York City.
It’s hard to say what’s going on with this. Trump could be exaggerating the success of the operation but there also could have been arrests. It isn’t like the media can be everywhere.
But just the news of these raids have all these illegal aliens freaked the fuck out and this is a good thing. Hopefully it will encourage them to leave and go back where they came from.