‘We have teams ready to go’: DHS reportedly preparing to unleash agents in case of ‘civil unrest’ – By Gabe Ortiz (Daily Kos) / Oct 27 2020
The federal government’s two immigration enforcement agencies have been shamelessly and corruptly all-in on impeached president Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, from launching politically motivated raids targeting so-called sanctuary cities, to promoting his racist border wall just days before the end of voting next week.
That’s also exactly why the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is again preparing for the possibility of using these two agencies against communities, in case of “civil unrest amid a contentious election,” CNN reports. And even though a top official says there’s no “specific intelligence that suggests any particular threat of violence.”
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“Immigration and Customs Enforcement is putting personnel on standby in the run up to next week’s election, according to a senior ICE official,” CNN reported, “while Customs and Border Protection has been regularly training personnel—an extension of the deployments this summer, an agency official said.”