USBP To The Interior; Raids, Sweeps, And Checkpoints In Effect?

Maybe things are about to get hot in Sanctuary Cities. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now deploying U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) tactical units to various Sanctuary Cities to back up U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Deportation Officers (DO) while they are making arrests. Notably, ICE SVU, ICE Special Victims Unit (SVU), Special Agents as I pejoratively call ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), will not be backing up ICE ERO.
ICE is divided into two enforcement components, HSI and ERO. ICE SVU is supposed to be doing work-site enforcement, document and benefit fraud, and alien smuggling on the immigration side, and various issues drug smuggling, child porn, and counterfeit manufactured goods on the customs side. However, as I’ve reported, ICE SVU does not like the immigration issue and considers immigration enforcement beneath them, as expressed by the Dirty 19. Therefore, the ICE SVU will not be backing up their fellow officers at ICE, and ICE ERO had to call for support from Border Patrol Agents (BPA).
Of course, the NYT is all agog, thinking that BPAs don’t know how to execute their mission in an urban environment. That is just a plain lie. The USBP has been enforcing immigration laws in cities and towns since its inception. The USBP has long done city patrol in urban environments large and small; it is called City Patrol and Area Control.
In the days of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), the Border Patrol would work with INS Special Agents from the Investigations section and Deportation Officers from the Detention and Deportation section in an INS District Office. Usually USBP would do City Patrol, patrolling urban areas and setting up checkpoints, while INS Special Agents and Deportation Officers would do Area Control, which was …

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