The first deportation operation is gearing up, so get ready to mark a Trump campaign promise complete.
The Trump administration is collaborating with Immigration & Customs Enforcement in Austin, Texas to begin the first round of undocumented immigrant deportations.
The Austin Chronicle reports:
“According to the Immigrant Services Network of Austin, which published a news bulletin on Wednesday about the rumored raid, ICE has reportedly deployed four teams of five to 10 officers in Travis County. The federal agency is allegedly lodging detainers for any foreign-born individual in a county jail, and are detaining and arresting people who have criminal warrants or outstanding orders of removal. (DACA, deferred action, pending U visas, and stays of removal aren’t being targeted at this point, though that could change.)”
In Austin and on social media, Democrats are in a full-blown panic.
One local city councilman, Greg Casar, is working to inform illegal immigrants of their ability to call a “deportation crisis hotline” if provoked by ICE.
Casar is also planning on distributing “Know Your Rights” pamphlets to undocumented immigrants.
This story will be updated in the coming days.