According to sources who spoke to the New York Times, Trump is sending about 100 agents of the elite U.S. Border Patrol tactical unit known as BORTAC to sanctuary cities such as:Detroit, MichiganChicago, IllinoisNew York City, New YorkNewark, New JerseySan Francisco, CaliforniaNew Orleans, LouisianaLos Angeles, CaliforniaAtlanta, GeorgiaHouston, TexasBoston, Massachusetts
The BORTAC agents are expected to help Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents with deportation operations between February and May in an effort to increase arrests of criminal illegal aliens by 35 percent, according to emails read to the Times.
Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence told the Times in a statement:
“As we have noted for years, in jurisdictions where we are not allowed to assume custody of aliens from jails, our officers are forced to make at-large arrests of criminal aliens who have been released into communities,” he said. “When sanctuary cities release these criminals back to the street, it increases the occurrence of preventable crimes, and more importantly, preventable victims.”