Internal Emails Show How ICE Planned Largest Immigration Raid in History

Internal emails show communication between ICE agents who were preparing to arrest at least 8,400 undocumented immigrants in a massive raid in September 2017. 

“Happy hunting!” one of the emails said, asking for volunteers willing to build target lists.

Documents were released Wednesday by activist groups, including Mijente, through a FOIA request concerning the largest planned immigration raid in ICE’s history.

The internal emails show how ICE puts together target lists of undocumented immigrants from data available from companies like Palantir, sends the lists to individual field offices. While an ICE spokesperson told the Intercept they don’t set quotas, quotas are outlined for field offices in the emails.

The released documents also show how excited ICE agents were to be involved in the mass deportation raids.

ICE agents volunteered to be a part of the mass raids, according to internal emails, and a deputy field officer warned they didn’t “want anyone to feel left out.”

The raid was subsequently canceled. The released documents offer details on ICE’s internal culture and strategies, as advocates are trying to figure out how to protect the undocumented from the next targeted raids.



Photo: “ICE Arrests…” by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is in the Public Domain

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  1. Do pro illegal immigration politicians care about animals? Then they should care that illegal aliens are involved in wildlife trafficking, a $10 billion industry that harms vulnerable animal populations and brings various endangered species closer to extinction. The most commonly trafficked endangered animal seizures into the United States are coral parrots and lizards Of the 4,968 live endangered animal seizures, 257 have been of animal species that face a threat of extinction. What other animals do illegal aliens crossing US border smuggle in? They smuggle in rare breed puppies, kittens, wild jungle cats and kittens torn from the mothers in the wild, sea turtles, baby bobcats, snakes, spider monkeys, praire pups, Iguanas, exotic bats, Toucans, baby Anteaters, Margays, capuchins, armadillos, etc…But yeah, sure, go ahead and support these intelligent Politicans who think there’s nothing wrong with illegal immigration. Tell that to the defenseless animals smuggled across the desert or drown in rivers during the journey. Who speaks for them? Do the research into animal trafficking over the US border.

    In May 2018, for example, three aliens crossed the border into Texas with a black duffel bag, which they abandoned when they realized there were Border Patrol agents nearby. When agents searched the bag, they discovered an UNCONSCIOUS JAGUAR CUB. Imagine how many other vulnerable animals are smuggled across US borders daily without anyone knowing!! Everyday in the USA, on our borders, it happens. And politicians do nothing about it by doing nothing to stop illegal immigration.

    Have you ever heard Pelosi give a damn about these animals? Nope. She’s so disconnected from cause and effect reality she wouldn’t know. Just another barricaded elite grandstanding to media while she lives behind her fenced and gated home with her animals safe and bodyguards proteting her. Living in an ivory tower. Far away from reality. Looking down at the dumb Americans who vote for people like her. The Democrats and Republicans have done nothing to stop illegal immigration. But it’s mostly the Democrats who don’t want to stop it because the controversy generates votes. How sick is that? This hurts animals. Does Pelosi, AOC or any of these champions of illegal aliens care about these animals? Nope. That’s why we need an effective border wall, more mass deportations (to discourage further illegal crossing) and more border patrol officers to stop attempts to cross illegally into USA. The animals are depending on us to do something.

    Still more, Illegal aliens throw their trash in the cacti among the desert turtles. Desert Turtles have been exposed to batteries, cell phones, clothes, human food, homemade weapons, human waste, jeans, medications, radios, razors, ropes, soap, and water bottles, according to Daily Star reporter Tony Davis. In short, desert animals and plant life have been trampled and harmed by illegal aliens. But CNN won’t show that, right? Fox news doesn’t even show it. Who is speaking up for these defenseless animals!? Politicians don’t care about the animals involved in illegal immigraiton because animals don’t vote. Do your damn jobs politicians! Quit wasting time in front of cameras and manipulating voters with your phony, fake emotional sob stories. Illegal immigration is hurting animals daily. Stop illegal immigration into USA.

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