Just days before the launch of his ‘Trump for Latinos’ campaign in Miami, our criminal POS POTUS postponed his planned immigration raids that were to begin Sunday on migrant communities across the US.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE were gearing up to conduct large-scale raids, after Trump threatened to “deport millions” but then in tweets on Saturday, he said that only people who were given notice to leave because of their status would be detained. Then he dropped plans entirely, citing a two-week deadline for U.S.-Mexico border policy.
“I think it would be good for [Pence] to be here and take the temperature of the people.”
Rectally, it seems…
VP Mike Pence is ALSO scheduled to be in Miami, one of the 10 cities where ICE planned to conduct its operations, for the ‘Trump for Latinos’ campaign to lure Hispanic voters.
Thomas Wenski, Archbishop of Miami, said he does not doubt the optics of Pence campaigning in Miami while the raids were still happening was “likely a factor” in Trump’s decision to postpone. Wenski said,
“I think what the President also realized was that ICE didn’t have the logistical ability to carry off what he wanted to carry off. To do this would be to divert resources from the border, so he runs the risk of making things worse.
I think it WOULD be good for [Pence] to be here… they might learn something.”
South Florida has the country’s second largest population of immigrants resettled from the southern border and the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates will be there Wednesday and Thursday for their first party debates.
Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law a measure that prohibits local police in Florida from declining to cooperate with federal immigration officials.
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez reacted to the prospect of raids with a statement that Miami is “city of Immigrants.” Suarez said,
“I trust that only those individuals who represent a clear and present danger to our communities will be affected by this DHS policy.”
But Wenski warned the Church’s Miami area pastors in a letter saying that the people the administration says it is targeting,
“may not even know that they have been ordered removed because they never received notice of the hearing.”
(Photo, screen grabs; via PBS)