Thursday, February 23, 2017

It’s 1984: ICE Raids Are--and Aren’t--a Military Operation

Today President Trump announced that his administration is “getting really bad dudes out of this country,” adding that “it’s a military operation.” Hours later Homeland Security John Kelly was in Mexico announcing that there will be “[n]o—repeat—no use of military force in immigration operations.” He also scolded the press: “At least half of you try to get that right because it continually comes up in the reporting.”

War is peace, freedom is slavery, and a military operation isn’t a military operation. Why can’t reporters “get that right”? —TPOI editor.

Trump: Removal of undocumented immigrants is ‘military operation’

By Matthew Nussbaum, Politico
February 23, 2017
President Donald Trump said Thursday that his administration’s efforts to remove undocumented immigrants is a “military operation.”[…]

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DHS chief softens Trump's talk on immigration
Kelly says there will be 'no use of military force' in deportation actions.

By Nolan D. MccCaskill, Politico
February 23, 2017
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly softened the administration’s rhetoric on immigration Thursday, contradicting President Donald Trump’s characterization of his deportation plan as he and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sought to repair the strained relationship between the U.S. and Mexico.[…]

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