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YET TO ANNOUNCE CHARGES AGAINST
THE COMPANIES THEMSELVES. THE COMPANIES THEMSELVES.
>>THIS SERVES AS A VERY GOOD>>THIS SERVES AS A VERY GOOD
DETERRENT. DETERRENT. IF PEOPLE COME INTO OUR COUNTRY
ILLEGALLY, THEYRE GOING OUT.TRY ILLEGALLY, THEYRE GOING OUT.
>>AND JOINING ME NOW IS THE>>AND JOINING ME NOW IS THE
ACTING SECRETARY OF HOMELAND ACTING SECRETARY OF HOMELAND
SECURITY, KEVIN McALEENAN. SECURITY, KEVIN McALEENAN.
WELCOME TO “MEET THE PRESS.” WELCOME TO “MEET THE PRESS.”
>>GOOD TO SEE YOU, CHUCK.>>GOOD TO SEE YOU, CHUCK.
>>LET ME START WITH THOSE RAIDS>>LET ME START WITH THOSE RAIDS
IN MISSISSIPPI. IN MISSISSIPPI. THEY WERE FOLLOWED CLOSELY BY
THE VIOLENCE IN EL PASO.LY BY THE VIOLENCE IN EL PASO.
THERES SOME HEADLINES AROUND THERES SOME HEADLINES AROUND
THE COUNTRY THIS WEEK ABOUT MANY THE COUNTRY THIS WEEK ABOUT MANY
HISPANIC COMMUNITIES JUST NOT HISPANIC COMMUNITIES JUST NOT
FEELING SAFE, INCLUDING THERE IN FEELING SAFE, INCLUDING THERE IN
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI. JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI.
TREMENDOUS FEAR. TREMENDOUS FEAR.
“BOSTON GLOBE,” HISPANICS, “BOSTON GLOBE,” HISPANICS,
CONGREGANTS SAYING THEYRE CONGREGANTS SAYING THEYRE
SCARED. SCARED. I UNDERSTAND THAT THE RAIDS WERE I UNDERSTAND THAT THE RAIDS WERE PLANNED FOR SOME TIME. PLANNED FOR SOME TIME. WAS THERE ANY THOUGHT AT WAS THERE ANY THOUGHT AT POSTPONING IT JUST SIMPLY THE
TIMING?ING IT JUST SIMPLY THE TIMING?>>LET ME START WITH THE>>LET ME START WITH THE COMMUNITY IN EL PASO. COMMUNITY IN EL PASO. THATS OUR COMMUNITY. THATS OUR COMMUNITY. THATS THE DEPARTMENT OF
HOMELAND SECURITY COMMUNITY. HOMELAND SECURITY COMMUNITY.
THERES 4,000 FAMILIES THERE THERES 4,000 FAMILIES THERE
PROTECTING THAT BORDER. PROTECTING THAT BORDER.
THEYRE LARGELY HISPANIC. THEYRE LARGELY HISPANIC.
SO THIS IS AN ATTACK, IN EL SO THIS IS AN ATTACK, IN EL
PASO, ON US, ON OUR COMMUNITY. PASO, ON US, ON OUR COMMUNITY.
ITS SOMETHING WE RESPONDED TO ITS SOMETHING WE RESPONDED TO
OPERATIONALLY AND THAT WE NEED OPERATIONALLY AND THAT WE NEED
TO RESPOND TO, TO BE CLEAR ABOUT TO RESPOND TO, TO BE CLEAR ABOUT
WHAT HAPPENED HERE. WHAT HAPPENED HERE. IT WAS HATE. IT WAS HATE. IT WAS DOMESTIC TERRORISM. IT WAS DOMESTIC TERRORISM. ITS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO DO ITS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO DO MORE TO ADDRESS IT. MORE TO ADDRESS IT. IN TERMS OF THE I.C.E. IN TERMS OF THE I.C.E. OPERATIONS, THESE ARE OPERATIONS, THESE ARE ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS THAT ARE ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS THAT ARE PART OF THEIR DAILY CYCLE. PART OF THEIR DAILY CYCLE. SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAS BEEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAS BEEN PLANNED FOR OVER A YEAR. PLANNED FOR OVER A YEAR. THIS IS A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION THIS IS A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION WITH 14 FEDERAL WARRANTS ISSUED WITH 14 FEDERAL WARRANTS ISSUED BY A JUDGE. BY A JUDGE. I.C.E. HAD TO FOLLOW THROUGH ON I.C.E. HAD TO FOLLOW THROUGH ON THAT. THAT. IT WAS ALREADY PLANNED AND IN IT WAS ALREADY PLANNED AND IN MOTION. MOTION.>>DID YOU KNOW THIS RAID WAS>>DID YOU KNOW THIS RAID WAS GOING TO HAPPEN THIS WEEK IN GOING TO HAPPEN THIS WEEK IN ADVANCE? ADVANCE? WERE YOU INFORMED OF THIS? WERE YOU INFORMED OF THIS? WAS THE PRESIDENT INFORMED OF WAS THE PRESIDENT INFORMED OF THIS? THIS?>>THE PRESIDENT DOESNT RUN LAW>>THE PRESIDENT DOESNT RUN LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS. ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS. I WAS, OF COURSE, INFORMED OF I WAS, OF COURSE, INFORMED OF IT, BUT THIS IS DONE — IT, BUT THIS IS DONE –>>THERE WAS NO THOUGHT AT>>THERE WAS NO THOUGHT AT POSTPONING IT, EVEN A WEEK, TWO POSTPONING IT, EVEN A WEEK, TWO WEEKS, CONSIDERING THE WEEKS, CONSIDERING THE SENSITIVITY? SENSITIVITY? YOU SAW THE HEADLINES. YOU SAW THE HEADLINES. I KNOW YOU ARE — YOU WANT TO BE I KNOW YOU ARE — YOU WANT TO BE SENSITIVE TO THIS. SENSITIVE TO THIS. WAS THERE ANY THOUGHT OF WAS THERE ANY THOUGHT OF POSTPONING IT? POSTPONING IT?>>THESE EMPLOYERS ARE>>THESE EMPLOYERS ARE EXPLOITING UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS. EXPLOITING UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS. THIS IS A SITUATION WHERE YOU THIS IS A SITUATION WHERE YOU HAVE 680 ARRESTS JUST IN THIS
ONE OPERATION.TS JUST IN THIS ONE OPERATION.
THAT MEANS THOSE EMPLOYERS ARE THAT MEANS THOSE EMPLOYERS ARE
JUST IGNORING THE LAW ENTIRELY JUST IGNORING THE LAW ENTIRELY
IN WHAT THEY DO. IN WHAT THEY DO.
THATS WHY A JUDGE GAVE US A THATS WHY A JUDGE GAVE US A
WARRANT TO GO AFTER THEM. WARRANT TO GO AFTER THEM.
THIS IS IN THE MIDDLE OF AN THIS IS IN THE MIDDLE OF AN
ONGOING CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. ONGOING CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION.
WE DO EXPECT TO CONTINUE FORWARD WE DO EXPECT TO CONTINUE FORWARD
TOWARD CHARGES. TOWARD CHARGES.
>>SO ITS INTERESTING YOU JUST>>SO ITS INTERESTING YOU JUST
SAID YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT THE SAID YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT THE
EMPLOYERS. EMPLOYERS. THE ONLY PEOPLE ARRESTED WERE
THE EMPLOYEES.E ARRESTED WERE THE EMPLOYEES.
WHY? WHY?>>SO AS I SAID, WERE IN THE
MIDDLE OF AN ONGOINGE IN THE MIDDLE OF AN ONGOING
INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION. YOU GET A WARRANT FROM A FEDERAL
JUDGE, PROBABLE CAUSE. A FEDERAL JUDGE, PROBABLE CAUSE.
YOU THEN GO GATHER EVIDENCE AT YOU THEN GO GATHER EVIDENCE AT
THE SITES. THE SITES.
THEN YOU LOOK AT THE APPROPRIATE THEN YOU LOOK AT THE APPROPRIATE
CHARGES IN CONCERT WITH THE CHARGES IN CONCERT WITH THE
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND U.S.
ATTORNEY. ATTORNEY.>>ALL RIGHT.>>ALL RIGHT. LOOK, THIS IS WHAT I.C.E.S LOOK, THIS IS WHAT I.C.E.S WEBSITE SAYS. WEBSITE SAYS. THIS IS WORK FORCE ENFORCEMENT. THIS IS WORK FORCE ENFORCEMENT. THIS IS WHAT IT SAYS. THIS IS WHAT IT SAYS. I.C.E. WILL OBTAIN INDICTMENTS, I.C.E. WILL OBTAIN INDICTMENTS, CRIMINAL ARRESTS, OR SEARCH
WARRANTS OR A COMMITMENT FROM A WARRANTS OR A COMMITMENT FROM A
U.S. ATTORNEYS OFFICE TO U.S. ATTORNEYS OFFICE TO
PROSECUTED THE TARGETED EMPLOYER PROSECUTED THE TARGETED EMPLOYER
BEFORE ARRESTING EMPLOYEES FOR BEFORE ARRESTING EMPLOYEES FOR
CIVIL IMMIGRATION VIOLATIONS AT CIVIL IMMIGRATION VIOLATIONS AT
A WORK SITE. A WORK SITE.
THIS LOOKS LIKE THE EXACT THIS LOOKS LIKE THE EXACT
OPPOSITE. OPPOSITE.
YOU ARRESTED THE EMPLOYEES, YOU ARRESTED THE EMPLOYEES,
ABOUT HALF OF WHOM HAVE BEEN ABOUT HALF OF WHOM HAVE BEEN
RELEASED, PERHAPS BECAUSE THEY RELEASED, PERHAPS BECAUSE THEY
WERE HERE LEGALLY. WERE HERE LEGALLY.
NONE OF THESE EMPLOYERS — IN NONE OF THESE EMPLOYERS — IN
FACT, WE HAD LAW ENFORCEMENT FACT, WE HAD LAW ENFORCEMENT
TELL US THEY COULDNT EVEN TELL TELL US THEY COULDNT EVEN TELL
US WHICH COMPANIES WERE US WHICH COMPANIES WERE
TARGETED. TARGETED. WHO COMMITTED THE CRIME?
DIDNT THE EMPLOYER COMMIT THE DIDNT THE EMPLOYER COMMIT THE
CRIME? CRIME?>>OF COURSE.>>OF COURSE. AND WE HAVE THOSE EMPLOYERS AND
NAMES WHO WERE TARGETING.RS AND NAMES WHO WERE TARGETING.
LOOK, WE JUST FINISHED AN LOOK, WE JUST FINISHED AN
INVESTIGATION VERY SIMILAR IN INVESTIGATION VERY SIMILAR IN
TENNESSEE. TENNESSEE.
OVER 150 ARRESTS 18 MONTHS AGO. OVER 150 ARRESTS 18 MONTHS AGO.
WE NOW HAVE AN INDIVIDUAL WE NOW HAVE AN INDIVIDUAL
EMPLOYER WHOS GOT A YEAR AND A EMPLOYER WHOS GOT A YEAR AND A
HALF SENTENCE IN FEDERAL PRISON HALF SENTENCE IN FEDERAL PRISON
FOR THIS EFFORT. FOR THIS EFFORT.
WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION.
THIS CASE WILL BE PURSUED. THIS CASE WILL BE PURSUED.
>>WERE THESE — I MEAN, 600>>WERE THESE — I MEAN, 600
AGENTS. AGENTS. ITS OUR UNDERSTANDING THEY WERE
DRAWN FROM ALL PARTS OF THEWERE DRAWN FROM ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. COUNTRY. YOU HAVE SAID THE SYSTEM IS YOU HAVE SAID THE SYSTEM IS STRESSED. STRESSED. TARGETING NONVIOLENT TARGETING NONVIOLENT UNDOCUMENTED PEOPLE, IS THAT THE UNDOCUMENTED PEOPLE, IS THAT THE PRIORITY? PRIORITY? SHOULDNT THE PRIORITY BE OF THE
CRIMINALS THAT SUPPOSEDLY –THE CRIMINALS THAT SUPPOSEDLY —
ISNT THAT THE PRIORITY? ISNT THAT THE PRIORITY?
WHAT EVIDENCE THAT THESE PEOPLE WHAT EVIDENCE THAT THESE PEOPLE
WERE HARMING SOCIETY? WERE HARMING SOCIETY?
>>SO LET ME BE CLEAR.>>SO LET ME BE CLEAR.
THE PRIORITY RIGHT NO IS OUR THE PRIORITY RIGHT NO IS OUR
BORDER SECURITY CRISIS, THE BORDER SECURITY CRISIS, THE
HUMANITARIAN AND SECURITY CRISIS HUMANITARIAN AND SECURITY CRISIS
AT THE BORDER. AT THE BORDER.>>MISSISSIPPI IS NOT ON THE
BORDER.ISSIPPI IS NOT ON THE BORDER.>>LET ME EXPLAIN.>>LET ME EXPLAIN. SO 75% OF THOSE PEOPLE THAT SO 75% OF THOSE PEOPLE THAT I.C.E. IS TAKING INTO CUSTODY I.C.E. IS TAKING INTO CUSTODY ARE COMING FROM RECENT BORDER
ENTRANTS.G FROM RECENT BORDER ENTRANTS. THE REMAINING 25%, 85% OF THOSE
ARE CRIMINALS OR PEOPLE THAT ARE ARE CRIMINALS OR PEOPLE THAT ARE
MANDATORY DETENTION. MANDATORY DETENTION.
THIS GROUP IS THE SMALLER PART THIS GROUP IS THE SMALLER PART
OF THIS GROUP, BUT YOU HAVE TO OF THIS GROUP, BUT YOU HAVE TO
HAVE A BALANCE ENFORCEMENT HAVE A BALANCE ENFORCEMENT
STRATEGY. STRATEGY. WE HAVE TO START WITH OUR WE HAVE TO START WITH OUR PARTNERS IN CENTRAL AMERICA AND
MEXICO.S IN CENTRAL AMERICA AND MEXICO.
WE ALSO HAVE TO HAVE INTERIOR WE ALSO HAVE TO HAVE INTERIOR
ENFORCEMENT TO STOP THIS ENFORCEMENT TO STOP THIS
INCENTIVE, THIS WORK OPPORTUNITY INCENTIVE, THIS WORK OPPORTUNITY
THAT WE HAVE IN THE U.S. THAT THAT WE HAVE IN THE U.S. THAT
EMPLOYERS ARE EXPLOITING. EMPLOYERS ARE EXPLOITING.
WEVE SEEN THAT IN THIS CASE. WEVE SEEN THAT IN THIS CASE.
>>I UNDERSTAND THAT, BUT YOUR>>I UNDERSTAND THAT, BUT YOUR
RHETORIC DOESNT MATCH THE RHETORIC DOESNT MATCH THE
ACTION. ACTION. THE ACTION TARGETED THE THE ACTION TARGETED THE EMPLOYEE, NOT THE EMPLOYER. EMPLOYEE, NOT THE EMPLOYER. THE FIVE COMPANIES — IN FACT,
THEY CLAIM INNOCENCE IN ALL OF THEY CLAIM INNOCENCE IN ALL OF
THIS. THIS. THEY CLAIM THEY FOLLOWED THE
LAW. CLAIM THEY FOLLOWED THE LAW. SO YOU TARGETED — ITS CLEAR SO YOU TARGETED — ITS CLEAR THEYRE NOT. THEYRE NOT. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS THIS IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS THATS AN OPEN SECRET. THATS AN OPEN SECRET. FOOD PROCESSING PLANTS IN THIS FOOD PROCESSING PLANTS IN THIS COUNTRY DONT WORK WITHOUT COUNTRY DONT WORK WITHOUT UNDOCUMENTED LABOR. UNDOCUMENTED LABOR.>>SO AGAIN, THIS IS A CRIMINAL
INVESTIGATION OF THE EMPLOYERSL INVESTIGATION OF THE EMPLOYERS
WHO ARE EXPLOITING AN WHO ARE EXPLOITING AN
UNDOCUMENTED WORK FORCE AND UNDOCUMENTED WORK FORCE AND
SKIRTING OUR LAWS. SKIRTING OUR LAWS.
NOW, WHEN YOU DO AN OPERATION AT NOW, WHEN YOU DO AN OPERATION AT
A WORK SIETD,TE, YOU CANT IGNOR A WORK SIETD,TE, YOU CANT IGNOR
PEOPLE THAT ARE THERE WITHOUT PEOPLE THAT ARE THERE WITHOUT
THE PROPER PERMISSION TO BE IN THE PROPER PERMISSION TO BE IN
THE UNITED STATES. THE UNITED STATES. YOU DONT KNOW WHO THEY ARE.
OVER 200 OF THESE INDIVIDUALS OVER 200 OF THESE INDIVIDUALS
HAD A CRIMINAL RECORD IN THE HAD A CRIMINAL RECORD IN THE
U.S. U.S.>>HOW MANY HAD GREEN CARDS AND>>HOW MANY HAD GREEN CARDS AND WERE HERE LEGALLY? WERE HERE LEGALLY?>>I CAN GET YOU THAT>>I CAN GET YOU THAT INFORMATION. INFORMATION.>>THEY WERE PRESUMED GUILTY>>THEY WERE PRESUMED GUILTY FIRST. FIRST.>>OF THE ARRESTS — I DONT>>OF THE ARRESTS — I DONT HAVE ANY INFORMATION THEY HAD HAVE ANY INFORMATION THEY HAD GREEN CARDS. GREEN CARDS. THEY WERE ALL TAKEN AND
PROCESSED.ALL TAKEN AND PROCESSED. ITS IMPORTANT. ITS IMPORTANT. YOU HAD A LOT OF REALLY YOU HAD A LOT OF REALLY SYMPATHETIC VIDEO THERE.
I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT I.C.E. I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT I.C.E.
TOOK GREAT PAINS TO MAKE SURE TOOK GREAT PAINS TO MAKE SURE
THAT THERE WERE NO CHILD THAT THERE WERE NO CHILD
DEPENDENT CARE ISSUES THAT WERE DEPENDENT CARE ISSUES THAT WERE
IGNORED. IGNORED. 32 OF THE ARRESTEES WERE 32 OF THE ARRESTEES WERE RELEASED ON SITE AT THE PLANT.
ANOTHER 270 WITHIN THE FIRST DAY ANOTHER 270 WITHIN THE FIRST DAY
OF THE OPERATION. OF THE OPERATION.
THATS 45% OF THE PEOPLE THATS 45% OF THE PEOPLE
ARRESTED RELEASED FOR ARRESTED RELEASED FOR
HUMANITARIAN REASONS, INCLUDING HUMANITARIAN REASONS, INCLUDING
CHILDCARE. CHILDCARE. THEY TOOK THIS VERY SERIOUSLY. THEY TOOK THIS VERY SERIOUSLY. THEY HAD A PROCESS WITH 14 THEY HAD A PROCESS WITH 14 DIFFERENT CASEWORKERS AND PHONES DIFFERENT CASEWORKERS AND PHONES AVAILABLE TO CALL AND FIND
PARENTS AND KIDS AND MAKED PARENTS AND KIDS AND MAKE
ARRANGEMENTS. ARRANGEMENTS. THIS WAS DONE WITH SENSITIVITY.
>>YOU SAY ITS DONE WITHTIVITY.>>YOU SAY ITS DONE WITH
SENSITIVITY, AND YET WE HAVE SENSITIVITY, AND YET WE HAVE
KIDS WITHOUT PARENTS. KIDS WITHOUT PARENTS.
AND THERE WASNT A WARNING. AND THERE WASNT A WARNING.
THERE WASNT ANY WARNING BECAUSE THERE WASNT ANY WARNING BECAUSE
THE FEAR WAS, OH, THEN PEOPLE THE FEAR WAS, OH, THEN PEOPLE
WOULD FLEE. WOULD FLEE.
WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN — WHY NOT WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN — WHY NOT
TRY TO KEEP FAMILY UNITS? TRY TO KEEP FAMILY UNITS?
WHY NOT GET THE SCHOOLS INVOLVED WHY NOT GET THE SCHOOLS INVOLVED
SO THAT THEYRE NOT CAUGHT BY SO THAT THEYRE NOT CAUGHT BY
SURPRISE? SURPRISE?>>SO WE DID HAVE I.C.E. AGENTS
AT EACH OF THE SCHOOLS AS AENTS AT EACH OF THE SCHOOLS AS A
LIAISON. LIAISON.>>BUT THEY DIDNT KNOW IN>>BUT THEY DIDNT KNOW IN ADVANCE. ADVANCE. THE SCHOOLS DIDNT KNOW. THE SCHOOLS DIDNT KNOW.>>YOU CANT TELL SOMEONE YOURE>>YOU CANT TELL SOMEONE YOURE GOING TO DO A LAW ENFORCEMENT GOING TO DO A LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATION. OPERATION. AGAIN, THE TARGETS OF THAT AGAIN, THE TARGETS OF THAT OPERATION COULD DESTROY OPERATION COULD DESTROY EVIDENCE. EVIDENCE. THERE COULD BE LOTS OF DIFFERENT THERE COULD BE LOTS OF DIFFERENT REACTIONS TO THAT. REACTIONS TO THAT. YOUVE GOT TO DO IT WITH THE YOUVE GOT TO DO IT WITH THE APPROPRIATE OPERATIONAL APPROPRIATE OPERATIONAL PROTECTIONS. PROTECTIONS.>>ALL RIGHT.>>ALL RIGHT. I WANT TO MOVE TO THE ISSUE OF I WANT TO MOVE TO THE ISSUE OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM. DOMESTIC TERRORISM. THERE WAS A REPORT THIS WEEK THERE WAS A REPORT THIS WEEK THAT YOUR DEPARTMENT, AND I THAT YOUR DEPARTMENT, AND I DONT KNOW WHETHER THIS IS OF DONT KNOW WHETHER THIS IS OF THE FOLKS CURRENTLY AT THE THE FOLKS CURRENTLY AT THE DEPARTMENT OR PREVIOUS HOMELAND DEPARTMENT OR PREVIOUS HOMELAND SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FOLKS, SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FOLKS, BUT THERE WAS A HEADLINE HERE IN BUT THERE WAS A HEADLINE HERE IN CNN THAT BASICALLY THE WHITE CNN THAT BASICALLY THE WHITE HOUSE REBUFFED ATTEMPTS BY DHS HOUSE REBUFFED ATTEMPTS BY DHS TO MAKE COMBATTING DOMESTIC TO MAKE COMBATTING DOMESTIC TERRORISM, INCLUDING WHITE TERRORISM, INCLUDING WHITE SUPREMACY, A HIGHER PRIORITY. SUPREMACY, A HIGHER PRIORITY. CAN YOU CONFIRM THIS STORY? CAN YOU CONFIRM THIS STORY?>>I CANT CONFIRM THAT STORY.>>I CANT CONFIRM THAT STORY. I WAS NOT INVOLVED IN THAT BACK I WAS NOT INVOLVED IN THAT BACK AND FORTH. AND FORTH. BUT THE NATIONAL BUT THE NATIONAL COUNTERTERRORISM STRATEGY, FOR COUNTERTERRORISM STRATEGY, FOR THE FIRST TIME, PRIORITIZES
DOMESTIC TERRORISM IN MULTIPLE DOMESTIC TERRORISM IN MULTIPLE
PLACES AND CALLS OUT RACIALLY PLACES AND CALLS OUT RACIALLY
MOTIVATED VIOLENT EXTREMISM. MOTIVATED VIOLENT EXTREMISM.
WEVE TAKEN THAT DIRECTION AND WEVE TAKEN THAT DIRECTION AND
MOVE FORWARD ON IT. MOVE FORWARD ON IT.
WE HAD HUNDREDS OF REPORTS LAST WE HAD HUNDREDS OF REPORTS LAST
YEAR, 150% INCREASE. YEAR, 150% INCREASE.
THOSE REPORTS ARE GETTING THOSE REPORTS ARE GETTING
GREATER FIDELITY AND GREATER GREATER FIDELITY AND GREATER
REVIEW BY OUR STATE AND LOCAL REVIEW BY OUR STATE AND LOCAL
PARTNERS. PARTNERS. WEVE BEEN AFTER THIS PROBLEM WEVE BEEN AFTER THIS PROBLEM FOR SEVERAL YEARS AT DHS. FOR SEVERAL YEARS AT DHS.>>I BELIEVE THAT, BUT HAS THE>>I BELIEVE THAT, BUT HAS THE WHITE HOUSE BEEN AS SUPPORTIVE WHITE HOUSE BEEN AS SUPPORTIVE AS THEY COULD BE? AS THEY COULD BE?>>IM GETTING ALL THE SUPPORT>>IM GETTING ALL THE SUPPORT IM ASKING FOR. IM ASKING FOR. OBVIOUSLY THEYRE DIRECTING A OBVIOUSLY THEYRE DIRECTING A PLAN RIGHT NOW THROUGH THE PLAN RIGHT NOW THROUGH THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL TO NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL TO LOOK AT WHAT ADDITIONAL LOOK AT WHAT ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND WHAT ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND WHAT ADDITIONAL PROCEDURES WE CAN TAKE AS AN
ININTERINS WE CAN TAKE AS AN ININTERIN
INNER AGENCY. INNER AGENCY.
OUR CYBERSECURITY AND OUR CYBERSECURITY AND
INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY AGENCY INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY AGENCY
IS DOING HUNDREDS OF TRAINING, IS DOING HUNDREDS OF TRAINING,
REACHING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF REACHING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF
PEOPLE. PEOPLE. OUR U.S. SECRET SERVICE, THEY OUR U.S. SECRET SERVICE, THEY JUST RELEASED THEIR LAST REPORT JUST RELEASED THEIR LAST REPORT WITH ALL THE INDICATORS FROM WITH ALL THE INDICATORS FROM RECENT ATTACKS WITH A WHOLE OF
COMMUNITY EFFORT.TH A WHOLE OF COMMUNITY EFFORT. WE CAN IDENTIFY THESE WE CAN IDENTIFY THESE INDIVIDUALS UP FRONT. INDIVIDUALS UP FRONT. THEY ALWAYS SHOW SIGNS OF THEY ALWAYS SHOW SIGNS OF CONCERN. CONCERN. WERE OUT THERE TRAINING, WERE OUT THERE TRAINING, WORKING WITH STATE AND LOCAL, WORKING WITH STATE AND LOCAL, FIRST RESPONDERS, AND MENTAL FIRST RESPONDERS, AND MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS TO GIVE THEM HEALTH PROVIDERS TO GIVE THEM THAT INFORMATION. THAT INFORMATION. WERE GOING TO INCREASE THAT WERE GOING TO INCREASE THAT EFFORT. EFFORT.>>SINCE 9/11, THERE HAVE BEEN>>SINCE 9/11, THERE HAVE BEEN MORE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC
TERRORISM THAN INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM THAN INTERNATIONAL
TERRORISM. TERRORISM. AS DHS, YOU WERE TOLD TO WORRY AS DHS, YOU WERE TOLD TO WORRY ABOUT INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM ABOUT INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM FIRST. FIRST. IS IT FAIR TO SAY YOU WANT TO IS IT FAIR TO SAY YOU WANT TO CHANGE THE PRIORITY, THAT YOUR CHANGE THE PRIORITY, THAT YOUR PRIORITY NEEDS TO BE DOMESTIC PRIORITY NEEDS TO BE DOMESTIC TERRORISM? TERRORISM? IS THAT A GREATER THREAT? IS THAT A GREATER THREAT?>>ABSOLUTELY.>>ABSOLUTELY. SO DHS HAS TO BALANCE THREATS. SO DHS HAS TO BALANCE THREATS. WE HAVE TO ADDRESS WE HAVE TO ADDRESS MULTIMISSIONS. MULTIMISSIONS. REMEMBER, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE REMEMBER, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND THE FBI ARE THE LEAD FOR AND THE FBI ARE THE LEAD FOR DOMESTIC TERRORISM DOMESTIC TERRORISM INVESTIGATIONS AND PREVENTIONS. INVESTIGATIONS AND PREVENTIONS. MOST OF DHS OPERATIONAL MOST OF DHS OPERATIONAL CAPACITY IS FOCUSED ON BORDER CAPACITY IS FOCUSED ON BORDER AND INTERNATIONAL ISSUES. AND INTERNATIONAL ISSUES. BUT OUR ABILITY TO SUPPORT STATE BUT OUR ABILITY TO SUPPORT STATE AND LOCALS, TO PROVIDE THAT
PREVENTION, AWARENESS, ANDT PREVENTION, AWARENESS, AND
RESPONSE CAPABILITY, THATS RESPONSE CAPABILITY, THATS
WHERE WERE EMPHASIZING OUR WHERE WERE EMPHASIZING OUR
EFFORT, NOT ONLY WITH THE U.S. EFFORT, NOT ONLY WITH THE U.S.
SECRET SERVICE, BUT FEMA, THE SECRET SERVICE, BUT FEMA, THE
WHOLE ELEMENTS OF THE WHOLE ELEMENTS OF THE
DEPARTMENT. DEPARTMENT.>>I WANT TO GO BACK TO THE
MISSISSIPPI RAID ONE MORE TIME. MISSISSIPPI RAID ONE MORE TIME.
GIVEN THE EMOTIONS OF THE GIVEN THE EMOTIONS OF THE
COUNTRY RIGHT NOW, IN HINDSIGHT, COUNTRY RIGHT NOW, IN HINDSIGHT,
DO YOU WISH THIS RAID DIDNT DO YOU WISH THIS RAID DIDNT
HAPPEN THIS WEEK? HAPPEN THIS WEEK?
>>THE TIMING WAS UNFORTUNATE.>>THE TIMING WAS UNFORTUNATE.
>>KEVIN McALEENAN.>>KEVIN McALEENAN.
BY THE WAY, IF YOURE OFFERED BY THE WAY, IF YOURE OFFERED
THE JOB PERMANENTLY, WOULD YOU THE JOB PERMANENTLY, WOULD YOU
ACCEPT IT? ACCEPT IT?>>IM FOCUSED ON SOLVING
PROBLEMS, CHUCK. SOLVING PROBLEMS, CHUCK. WERE WORKING ON AN ENTIRE WERE WORKING ON AN ENTIRE INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY. INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY. I WANT TOP EMPHASIZE THE
OVERCROWDING SITUATION, THE OVERCROWDING SITUATION, THE
CHALLENGING CONDITIONS AT THE CHALLENGING CONDITIONS AT THE
BORDER HAVE BEEN LARGELY BORDER HAVE BEEN LARGELY
ADDRESSED THANKS TO THE ADDRESSED THANKS TO THE
EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING
WE FINALLY SECURED FROM WE FINALLY SECURED FROM
CONGRESS, AND OUR WORK WITH CONGRESS, AND OUR WORK WITH
MEXICO, GUATEMALA, AND OTHER MEXICO, GUATEMALA, AND OTHER
CENTRAL AMERICAN PARTNERS. CENTRAL AMERICAN PARTNERS.
WERE DOWN 75% TO PEOPLE IN WERE DOWN 75% TO PEOPLE IN
CUSTODY. CUSTODY.>>DO YOU WANT TO GO BACK TO
YOUR OLD JOB?T TO GO BACK TO YOUR OLD JOB?
>>U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER>>U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER
PROTECTION IS MY HOME, MY PROTECTION IS MY HOME, MY
AGENCY, MY DREAM JOB. AGENCY, MY DREAM JOB.
BUT IM HONORED TO SERVE IN THIS BUT IM HONORED TO SERVE IN THIS
ROLE. ROLE. THERES TREMENDOUS CAPABILITY WE THERES TREMENDOUS CAPABILITY WE CAN CONTINUE TO IMPROVE. CAN CONTINUE TO IMPROVE.>>WOULD YOU TAKE IT>>WOULD YOU TAKE IT PERMANENTLY?

62 comments

  1. ICE should concentrate on illegal aliens trafficking drugs in the cities instead of meat packers in Mississippi.

  2. Chuck, what country do you live in? You're sticking up for criminals! Tim Russet is rolling in his grave listening to you.

  3. If you can't do the time. don't do the crime. What happens to people who break the law in your country? Do they let you break the law if you whine and cry loud enough?

  4. The time has come to crack down on employers who ignore laws & exploit undocumented workers. Most farmers are using migrants who come & go with the season.

  5. Iligal emigrate are every were restaurants, hotels,stores,houses cleaning,farmers, so if you want to clean state . Be my gest less clean home.

  6. What about the people that donโ€™t break the law ???? U see is easy to people to justify but when u go eat to any restaurant there half of people are immigrants u just donโ€™t know it those hard working people are the ones getting deported. The fruit you eat comes from California by immigrants so pleases donโ€™t be selfish and make ignored comments

  7. Illegal immigrants are… ILLEGAL! They do NOT have a right to be in or work in the united states.
    I.C.E. is doing a fantastic job. Hopefully there are more raids to come.

  8. They should be scared. They breached the countryโ€™s border. It is and should be a serious crime with serious consequences to breach our borders. It should not be m job to take care of their needs and provide free healthcare, education, public assistance etc to someone that broke into my house. All those complicit including sanctuary cities, law enforcement, employers, politicians owe the taxpayers restitution in full for not immediately apprehending, charging and deporting. Multiple offenders need to be turned over to law enforcement of their country with a demand for reimbursement. Might be hollow but it would be on the books.

  9. Start rounding up business owners who hire illegals….perp walk'em and stick a few of them in jail awhile then you'll see a drop in illegal aliens.

  10. Has anybody considered what this will do to the economy? We don't have Americans who will take these jobs. We will lose the jobs to other nations. They need to be able to get a work permit.

  11. REMEMBER Illegal Immigration is as AMERICAN as ๐ŸŽ PIE.

    I am no open borders advocate, but as an AMERICAN Latino, I hope that we can be as humane as possible as we secure our borders. Furthermore we need to educate the American people regarding History so that ignorance does not continue to fuel hate. Americans need to know that illegal immigration is as AMERICAN as apple pie. Therefore, although we cannot undo the past, we can approach border security with a clearer and more balanced and humane understanding rather then with ignorance and hatred.

    In 1791, New Spain (which later became Mexico and Central America) included all of the present day Southwest and also the colony of "La Florida" now known as "Florida." That year in 1791, the Hispanic governor of Florida welcomed the idea of opening Florida to Anglo immigrants from the United States. It did not seem like a far fetched idea considering that the Spanish Colonies had recently aided the U.S. colonies in their plight for independence from Britain. In reference to Anglo immigration to Spanish Florida, Thomas Jefferson stated as follows, "This is meant for our people. . . . . . .It will be the means of delivering to us peacably what may otherwise cost us a war." Eventually we invaded Spanish Florida and made it our own. The USE of immigration be it legal or illegal to invade territories be it Native American, Spanish, or Latino is part of our American ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ heritage.

    WE did the same thing in Texas:

    In a letter written to his cousin, Mary Austin Holley, on the eve of the Texas insurrection against Mexico, Austin confided his ambitions for the Mexican territory:
    Texas must be a slave country. It is no longer a matter of doubt. The interest of Louisiana requires that it should be, a population of fanatical abolitionists in Texas would have a very pernicious and dangerous influence on the overgrown slave population of that state…. A great immigration from Kentucky, Tennessee etc, each man with his rifle or musket, would be of great use to us — a very great use indeed…. To conclude — I wish a great immigration this fall and winter from Kentucky and Tennessee, every where, passports or no passports, any how. For fourteen years I have had a hard time of it, but nothing shall daunt my courage or abate my exertions to complete the main object of my labors — to Americanize Texas. This fall, and winter, will fix our fate — a great immigration will settle the question.

    PS. Despite our history, ICE serves a purpose in society but it needs to be cleaned out of all the racist agents who were posting horrible things as they mocked the deaths of migrants. Furthermore, the seperation of children from their families is a human rights violation and a form of torture. I believe most modern day Americans are better than this, and we should not allow racist rhetoric to cloud our reasoning. ICE should be going after criminals and new arrivals. ICE should be targeting the borders and airports. ICE shoud NOT be targeting families who have American born or American raised children. By seperating families AND traumatizing these children ICE is NOT securing our borders but instead is securing a judgment from God. REMEMBER THE PARABLE OF THE Tares and the wheat, Jesus said do NOT seperate the Tares from the Wheat lest you damage the Tares and the Wheat. These children are the wheat that ICE is damaging every time ICE focuses on deporting parents rather then deporting people who have yet to take root here. Furthermore, ICE should be targeting people who are a threat to us, NOT people who are part of the backbone of the agricultural and food and service and manufacturing and construction industries.

  12. Hot air! PLEASE. This was NO COINCIDENCE. This was done at the exact time as Mr. Racist Was visiting El Paso so aa to send a message to his base. The message was as follows: "Don"t worry I hate these people, i am just gonna visit El Paso and offer crocodile tears while we split up families elsewhere." This was all set up.

  13. Wait till you raid the orchards of Eastern Washington State. All the employees and owners are Trump supporters. Do it.

  14. Done with sensitivity? homeland security will not even acknowledge migrant as human beings. To them its either illegal alien or smuggler, they'll never refer to anyone as human, or treat anyone humanly.

  15. SOUNDS like the beginning of RAIDS ………putting them in cagesss and campsss sooon.. TRUMPPP BOY turn on the burnerrrrrrrrr…..

  16. You heard the DHS head side step the question why have the owners of the companies not been charged. I was waiting for him to say "Chuck why are you asking these questions, when your network should be investigating Hillary's missing 30k emails."
    In Kevin's head he was thinking ๐Ÿ’ญ dammit why on every network they ask me that question…Fox news doesn't. Let's see, remember the Republican playbook when a reporter ask something that exposes us…oh yeah blame everything on Obama.๐Ÿ’ญ

  17. Arresting the employees, and not the employers that were ''exploiting'' the workers, is like rounding up all the employees at a bank, after it gets robbed!

  18. The word โ€œsoโ€ doesnโ€™t belong at the beginning of most every sentence. Not of importance to the issue but itโ€™s just annoying.

  19. The democrats want open borders in order to change the demographics of this country and dumb republicans want open borders for cheap labor.๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘

  20. 680 workers were arrested, not one single employer. Not one single white person. A law enforcement operation? Really? Can we all say RACIST. Now they are talking about responding to terrorist threats. Really? There were terrorists among those people who were working to pay their living expenses, working for an employer who was taking advantage of them? What was it? Payday? The employer got to avoid paying the workers because they got arrested?

  21. He kept saying that there is an on going investigation into the employers. He is lying. Chuck asked him about the ones from earlier in Tennessee, and not one of those employers have had any legal action. What the corrupt Trump Admin did was attack the easy targets to apprehend so he could throw red meat to his stupid, ignorant base instead of going after violent criminals. What a farce. Trump is a farce and so are the losers that excuse his nonsense.

  22. Hugh Hewitt is a POS, now isn't he? Making excuses, telling us " the boss didn't know". What a joke. Vote Trump out. Save America.

  23. REALLY!! Are you serious.. CHUCK, asking why didnt law enforcement give the schools a heads up on the raid so kids arent separated?? What a joke this network is.. Sure Chuck, and why not provide all criminals with the coordinates of all law enforcement… SUCH morons

  24. at the same time me Mr. McLeelan been hiring undocumented workers to do his lawn work and house repairs ๐Ÿ˜‚

  25. You chuck bagger males when you are interviewing them, but are sweet and small when interviewing women. Thatโ€™s kind of bias in your journalism.

  26. Those Green new deal pushers should have NOT been using metal instruments to flip MEAT.
    Now whoโ€™s really telling a good one. They need to be setting an example at what they preach.
    I still am NOT voting for any ๐Ÿ‘ฟ๐Ÿ€ for President of this Republic ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA.

  27. The Hispanic community does not feel safe Get a load of this the Hispanic Community does not feel safe after harbouring the money at heinous of Criminals if they don't feel safe maybe they SHOULDNT HIDE ILLEGALS.

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