Officers from special operations unit of the Border Patrol are being sent by the Trump administration to assist in raids by Immigration Customs and Enforcement in “so-called” sanctuary cities. Cities whose local governments forbid law enforcement from working with federal immigration officials include New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Officers from BORTAC will be deployed there “in order to enhance the integrity of the immigration system, protect public safety, and strengthen national security,” according to Customs and Border Protection spokesman Lawrence Payne. This news follows the announcement from Attorney General William Barr that stated that the Justice Department would begin a “significant escalation” against sanctuary cities.
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