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Massive Immigration Raids ‘Send A Message’ Under Trump

Massive Immigration Raids ‘Send A Message’ Under Trump

“People are panicking.” That’s the message from one immigration lawyer after hundreds of undocumented immigrants were rounded up this week by ICE agents in raids in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and the Carolinas, the Washington Post reports. According to NPR, the raids were the first since President Trump signed a Jan. 26 executive order on undocumented immigrants. That order redefined “criminal alien,” expanding the definition beyond the couple million “bad hombres” the president mentioned during the campaign to include undocumented immigrants who are only suspected of a crime or those who’ve committed low-level offenses, such as using a fake Social Security number to get a job, the Hill reports.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Chief Executive Officer of Intel Brian Krzanich in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., February 8, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

All last week, homes and businesses were raided in broad daylight—a change in tactic from the Obama administration that one government aide says is possibly meant to “send a message” under Trump. Immigrant advocates are also reporting that ICE agents are stopping immigrants at random or going door to door in minority-heavy neighborhoods to ask for IDs, though ICE denies these tactics. There have also reportedly been major raids in Kansas, Texas, Florida, and Virginia. Many advocates see this week as punishment for sanctuary cities and an attempt to “instill fear” in immigrants. And while officials maintain they’re targeting undocumented immigrants with serious criminal records, advocates say it doesn’t help their case that the first deportation under Trump was a “working mom with two US kids.”

 

 

3 replies on “Massive Immigration Raids ‘Send A Message’ Under Trump”

Well, potentially this could have a big impact on US agriculture. But on the plus side all those Trump supporters who complained that migrants were taking their jobs will no doubt be lining up around the block to get those sweet jobs picking fruit and veggies for 10-12 hours a day in the blazing sun at less than minimum wage, with no security or health care.

Careful what you ask for.

Hopefully the ‘legal’ immigrants will still want to pick produce. You do realize they are only going after ‘illegal’ immigrants right?

As far as our agriculture being impacted, I believe a lot of people still believe the myths about slave driving farm owners who won’t pay fair wages, much like the cotton plantation/slave days. Things are much more automated than you would think, and very few crops need hand picking anymore.

oranges
peaches
apples
pecans
peanuts
beans
tomato
potato
Some very interesting videos on harvesting – worth the watch.
There are more but I figured that was good enough for a representation.

Cool videos. Some of them quite scary. But cool.This is how you will repace the paeons? One day, maybe. But in reality you have to deal with it. you need them to do the sweat work. But, yeah, one day you may not need them. And than you can just ditch hem. That will be a win, won’t it?

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