Monday, February 19, 2018

It is nice to see at least some deportations are done. I am loathed to give the Trump credit, but I must.


Inside and Immigration Roundup


LOS ANGELES—Gathered in an underground parking garage before dawn on a chilly February morning, a group of eight armed immigration officers listened closely to the details of seven people wanted for immigration violations.
There was the Guatemalan man convicted of battery; a possible gang member with multiple felony convictions; a Salvadoran national and green card holder with a grand theft conviction; several sex offenders, and a man who spent time in jail as a juvenile.

Soon, they would drive into densely packed neighborhoods across the city to find and arrest the men at their homes. If someone runs, the lead officer instructed, don’t chase “unless they are right there.” Just before 6 a.m., officers maneuvered unmarked sport-utility vehicles in front of a three-story apartment building just west of downtown Los Angeles. They were here for the Guatemalan.
Across the country, groups like this one—called fugitive operations teams—are tracking and arresting illegal immigrants living in the U.S. The operations are a crucial piece of President Donald Trump’s promise to crack down on illegal immigration, and have intensified under his administration.