[Ed. – It sounds as if the source(s) on this hope to sabotage the operation. A good clue is that they’re calling it a “political stunt.” DHS has manifestly had some problems with internal dissension and leaking.]
The Trump administration is preparing a series of immigration enforcement actions targeting sanctuary cities leading up to the November general election, sources told the Washington Post on Tuesday.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operation is known informally as the “sanctuary op” and could reportedly begin as soon as this week in California and eventually move to cities including Denver and Philadelphia. …
ICE spokesperson did not confirm the operation to The Hill but emphasized that enforcement action by the agency prioritizes immigrants with criminal records. Most arrests by ICE take place after they have been notified about an immigrant’s pending release from jails or state prisons.