FAKE NEWS ALERT: Mainstream Media Misleading The Public And LYING About The ICE Arrests

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have another thing to worry about – defending themselves against the national media which continues to mislead the public by placing fake news regarding the intent of the round-up of criminal aliens.

Media reports keep referring to the Operation Cross Check arrests of criminal aliens as a mean-spirited effort by ICE officials and the Trump Administration. At the same time they are completely ignoring the fact that this operation has been carried out in the past – in March 2015 for instance, when more than 2,000 criminal aliens were rounded up. And yet the mainstream media doesn’t seem to stop their vicious attacks on the men and women tasked to protect our nation from these criminals.

When Daniel Ramirez Medina, a 23-year-old Mexican national, was arrested by the ICE, media outlets rushed to point out his status granted by the Obama Administration, while at the same time concealing the reason behind Medina’s targeting – his alleged “gang member” status.

“Daniel must be given his freedom, now,” said United We Dream Advocacy Director Greisa Martinez. “Under Trump’s America, no one is safe. Donald Trump and Republicans must say in no uncertain terms that DACA recipients are safe.”

Here’s the interesting part – being a gang member is a DACA-disqualifying activity.

ICE officials tweeted a reference to an April 2012 Operation Cross Check where more than 3,100 criminal aliens were arrested.

“As part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) ongoing commitment to prioritizing the removal of criminal aliens and egregious immigration law violators, the agency announced today the results of a six-day national ‘Cross Check’ enforcement operation-which led to the arrest of more than 3,100 convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and immigration violators,” ICE officials wrote in a press 2012 press release.

“ICE conducts these kind of targeted enforcement operations regularly and has for many years,” Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said in a written statement. “The focus of these enforcement operations is consistent with the routine, targeted arrests carried out by ICE’s Fugitive Operations teams on a daily basis.”

This operation was already planned when Trump Administration took office, reports Breitbart. It is a regularly scheduled targeted operation, but the media keeps calling it ‘retaliation for immigration protests’.

U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX) questioned ICE’s intent stating, “I am asking ICE to clarify whether these individuals are in fact dangerous, violent threats to our communities, and not people who are here peacefully raising families and contributing to our state. I will continue to monitor this situation.”

The Austin American-Statesman revealed a fake news Facebook post by Austin City Councilman Greg Casar. “I believe ICE is out in public arresting people in order to retaliate against our community for standing up for our values against people like Abbott and Trump,” Councilman Casar posted on Facebook. “Trump and his allies will do everything they can to divide Americans, invoke fear in vulnerable neighborhoods, and demonize an entire community of people.”

ICE called these types of statements by officials and media “false, Dangerous, and irresponsible.”

The agency explained that with two additional tweets, “These reports create mass panic and put communities and law enforcement personnel in unnecessary danger,” and “Any groups falsely reporting such activities are doing a disservice to those they claim to support.”

 

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