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|The Trump administration has confirmed it's set to deploy as many as 100 'elite tactical agents' with Customs and Border Protection to assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement within the next several months 'as part of a supercharged arrest operation' to sweep up immigrants and separate families in a number of major cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York, The New York Times reports. The administration's action is being framed as pushing back on so-called sanctuary cities, but it's also clearly an election-year move designed to terrorize cities with large immigrant communities and communities of color because Houston, one of the cities listed as a target by The Times , doesn't even have an official sanctuary city policy in place because it's illegal under state law.
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