First off the title is misleading, immigrants who are here legally and through the proper channels are not the ones being targeted by this latest sweep, it is people who are here ILLEGAL, ILLEGAL ALIENS or as some folks like to call them “undocumented immigrants” (like they misplaced their papers).
Second, what is taking place is nothing new, this country has been doing this kind of activity for a very long time. In fact under President Obama, more deportation took place (2.5 million people) than with any other president, so for those who kept saying and still say that Obama did nothing, learn the fucking facts. BUT of course the media and elected knuckleheads like our asshole Mayor are yapping their mouths like this is something new and it is all Trump’s fault. As much as I dislike Trump, this is just normal procedures.
Third, the 40 ILLEGAL ALIENS who were arrested in NYC were criminal aliens, fugitives or illegal reentrants. So, what liberals, this is the kind of people you want staying in this country. Give me a fucking break.
As a person who came from immigrants who came to this country the LEGAL way, I don’t give a fuck. You came here illegally, now you pay the price. Why the fuck should you get a free ride while millions and millions of immigrants went through the proper legal channels.
AND shame on the media for the very slanted journalism and again for mixing legal immigrants & illegal aliens in the same category. LEARN THE DIFFERENCE. It is like saying all black people are the same or all Asians are the same. AND what is with that fucking front cover of The Daily News, really “wave of fear”, OH MY, how scary, right next to a pregnant Beyonce, like that is such breaking news in this new era of Trump. And I am supposed to take this serious, because The Daily News certainly did not with the FEAR & prego Beyonce together. What has happened to journalism.
From The Daily News:
A wave of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids across the metropolitan area last week — resulting in the arrest of about 40 people, according to the agency — has sent shock waves of fear through New York’s heavily immigrant communities. People said they worry their families will be torn apart. And business owners said they won’t be able to stay afloat as their usual customers stop spending to prepare for the worst.
“Yes, we are afraid. You hear about all of these raids going on. Of course, they are going to stop you if you are Hispanic. You feel like you have a target on your back,” said a 62-year-old Peruvian immigrant who attended service at St. Roch in Port Richmond.
“All you can do is pray.”
The church is in the area where, a day earlier, ICE pulled four Mexican men from their homes, and arrested another Mexican man outside the courthouse, sources said. Four of the men have children.
The Rev. Edmund Whalen told the Daily News he usually preached to a full house on Sunday, but his church was half-empty. “There is a sense of uncertainty. They don’t know what’s coming next,” he said.
A nearby Honduran and Mexican restaurant, La Catracha, was also quiet. “Usually the place is filled with families. But today is empty. No one is leaving their homes. They are afraid,” said the owner Diana Matute, 40. “If this keeps up, I may have to close.”
Nearly 40% of the city’s population of 8.2 million is foreign-born, according to a 2013 study by the City Planning Commission. In at least nine neighborhoods, more than half the residents are foreign-born.
ICE said nearly 95% of the foreign nationals arrested in the New York area over the past week were criminal aliens, fugitives or illegal reentrants.
They were among more than 600 people arrested across the nation in 11 states, officials said.
The agency called the raids “routine, daily, targeted operations.”
An ICE official noted the agency is obligated to implement orders by federal judges ordering deportations. “The President has been clear in saying that (the Homeland Security Department) should be focused on removing individuals who pose a threat to public safety, who have been charged with criminal offenses, who have committed multiple immigration violations or who have been deported and reentered the country illegally,” the official said.