This is what they are doing:
President Donald Trump’s deportation force promise may be coming true.
Over the last five days, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents conducted what they call an “enforcement surge” in the Los Angeles area, arresting more than 160 undocumented immigrants. Immigrants’ rights groups and lawyers told The Daily Beast that ICE also increased its enforcement activities—including, in some cases, in apartment buildings—in a number of cities around the country, including Atlanta, Phoenix, Charlotte, and Austin.
“The muscle to do this kind of stuff is here—it’s just that the leash has been taken off,” said Sarah Owings, an immigration attorney in Atlanta. “They’re out and they’re hunting.”
And how is our side reacting? (*cringe alert*)
The protesters — chanting “Justice!” and “Power to the people, no one is illegal!” — were arrested shortly after 9 p.m. after they blocked the gates surrounding ICE’s offices in an attempt to prevent vans and a bus from exiting, according to The Associated Press.
The time for chanting is over. Rehabs deporting people is initiated violence, and you do not stop violence using chanting. (If that actually worked, every country in the world would send soldiers into battle armed with karaoke machines instead of assault rifles, and earplugs instead of body armour. They don’t. Why not?)
Chanting is merely an expression of your feelings. If chanting is what you want to do, do it at friendly rallies among the like-minded or at least the open-minded:
not in front of hostile Rehabs who do not care one fucking iota about your feelings. If they cared, surely they would start by caring about the feelings of their victims themselves, and hence refuse to deport them in the first place! Since they don’t even care about the feelings of their victims, you think they would care about the feelings of random protesters like you?
The Rehabs at most care only about their own safety. When it is made sufficiently unsafe to their own lives for them to deport people, they will stop deporting people. It is that simple. The Second Amendment was written to give conscientious armed civilians an easy way to make tyrannical Feds unsafe. And this means not just keeping firearms inside your home, but actually using them for what they were designed to be used for (by which I obviously don’t mean hunting animals…..). More from the first article:
she said she knows of two apartment complexes with high concentrations of Latino residents where ICE officers went door-to-door looking for specific individuals. When people opened their doors, Owings said, the ICE officers would ask everyone present to show proof that they were in the United States legally.
“They’re picking up and rounding up anyone they can get,” she said.
If Rehabs turn up where you live, not only should you never open your door for them at all, but you should open fire with your rifle long before they even reach either your door or any of your neighbours’ doors. This is how Palestinians react to the IDF, and for good reason. If enough apartment complexes were willing to do this in retaliation to being raided, Trump will run out of willing Rehabs long before American civilians run out of ammunition.
And Bob Libal, the executive director of Grassroots Leadership—a group based in Austin that opposes immigrant detention and deportation—said he suspected the agency may have targeted Austin because of frustration over the county sheriff’s recently announced refusal to comply with ICE’s detainer requests.
Good on the sheriff. But is this sheriff willing to open fire on the Rehabs, and to actively call on his entire local community to do the same? If not, then I am sorry to tell him in advance that, despite his good intentions, he will not be successful in protecting those whom he wishes to protect. Only retaliatory violence can protect people against initiated violence.
You let them get away with deporting people a vanload at a time without consequence and eventually they will deport tens of millions. You let them test, prove effective, practice and - most importantly - psychopolitically normalize their physical techniques of forcibly rounding up and deporting refugees/undocumented:
this particular surge worries activists because it’s happening in so many cities around the country at the same time and in the wake of Trump’s executive order. Some Hill Democrats worry this could be the new normal, he added.
and eventually they will apply the exact same techniques to green card holders, naturalized citizens and, yes, ultimately even citizens born in the US so long as they are of the “wrong” ethnicity, “wrong” religion or “wrong” politics. That has always been the far-right plan. You think I’m exaggerating? Here is Steve Bannon on the subject:
“what is it, 61 million? Isn’t the beating heart of this problem, the real beating heart of it, of what we gotta get sorted here, not illegal immigration?” Bannon asked Miller. “As horrific as that is, and it’s horrific, don’t we have a problem? We’ve looked the other way on this legal immigration that’s kinda overwhelmed the country? When you look and there’s got 61 million, 20 percent of the country, is immigrants — is that not a massive problem?”
Go on the Alt-Right blogs and they go way further than Bannon, regularly talking about not only getting rid of the Fourteenth Amendment but revoking citizenships granted by it in the past (unless of course these citizenships were granted to “whites”). This is something people have to understand about the far-right: yielding to them on an apparently standalone issue (in this case, so-called ”illegal” immigration) will not satisfy them, but will only prompt them to move onto their next demand, and then the next one after that, all the way until the ending of the Turner Diaries becomes reality. The only way to stop them is to stop yielding to them.
Anyone with common sense knows what this is really about:
“This has nothing to do with public safety and everything to do with kicking people of color out of our country,” Ybarra Maldonado said, calling the order “a complete sham.”
she was permitted to stay under the condition that she check in at the local ICE field office periodically, at first once a year and later every six months.
When it came time for her latest appointment this Tuesday, Ybarra Maldonado said, “No facts in her case [were] any different than the last time she checked in. The only difference is the executive order and the new president.”
We supported Baja Arizona’s peaceful attempt at secession from the rest of Arizona all the way back in 2011:
Still don’t believe we are damned good at predicting the future?
long before there was Trump, García said, “the suffering of this family began with Sheriff Arpaio and his worksite raids.”
Unfortunately this peaceful secession attempt failed, and now people remain vulnerable:
As for other clients who may have their own ICE dates looming, Ybarra Maldonado said, “my advice to them is going to be, ‘Let’s look for a sanctuary — a church that might want to take you in,’” instead.
“It’s no fun walking someone to the slaughter,” he said.
OK, but these sanctuaries need to be defended with firearms in order to be effective. You would think people have to understand this by now. “Sanctuaries” aren’t real sanctuaries so long as the Rehabs are still able to drag people from them without being shot in response. Compare with the no-go zones they have in France – those are closer to being real sanctuaries (though still underprepared, in my opinion):
Indeed, the best form of defence is offence. The locals know where the ICE office is. Why didn’t they bring along their rifles when they went to “protest” there? All Americans by now know what Trump’s head looks like, and what Bannon’s head looks like, and what Sessions’ head look like, and so on. Will they understand before it is too late what the Second Amendment intended for armed American civilians to put through heads like these?