Minnesota Defies Federal Law Enforcement On Every Level
Minnesota is bent on defying federal immigration law enforcement on every level as the Attorney General, police forces, private groups and schools vow to impede ICE action, should it occur.
President Donald Trump has confirmed that ICE raids will begin Sunday in ten cities across America, according to MSNBC. This has launched Minnesota’s left wing into dramatic chaos, despite the fact that no city in our state is listed as a target for immigration enforcement action.
“Minneapolis Police have not and will not cooperate with, nor participate in, any such ICE activity. Minneapolis officials are prohibited from taking any action to detect or apprehend people based solely on their immigration status,” said the Minneapolis City Government in a statement released Friday.
The city of Minneapolis also directed citizens to contact the “MigraWatch Hotline” if they spot any agents enforcing immigration law, according to their Friday statement.
“If you are concerned that you or someone you love may be the next target of the President’s cruelty in these raids, know your rights and exercise them,” urged Attorney General and alleged domestic abuser Keith Ellison in his own statement, also published on Friday.
Government agencies are not alone in their anti ICE zeal, however. Minnesota advocacy group Isaiah has been busy “creating a list of churches that will be open over the weekend if immigrants need a place to stay,” according to the Star Tribune. (In other words: Isaiah is creating a list of places wanted individuals can go to evade law enforcement.)
Some schools also seem to be readying themselves to counter law enforcement action, according to PRI.
“As always, ICE prioritizes the arrest and removal of unlawfully present aliens who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security,” ICE spokesperson Shawn Neudauer told the Start Tribune.