An anonymous ICE official told CNN that there has not been “any surge of arrests or activity or round-ups” in regards to raids that were supposed to occur across the country on Sunday:
BREAKING- An @ICEgov official with knowledge of operations in several states tells CNN there has not been "any surge of arrests or activity or round-ups" in an operation to target thousands of undocumented immigrants subject to deportation orders. #CNN
— Nick Valencia (@CNNValencia) July 16, 2019
This directly contradicts what President Trump said about the raids on Monday:
New: Contradciting Trump, ICE official tells CNN “no mass arrests” so far. “This notion that we were going to do this massive sweep – to be honest, there have been limited results so far," the official said. "There have been no mass arrests.” – @CNNValencia reporting
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) July 16, 2019
It’s just “business as usual”:
The official went on to tell CNN that ICE “does arrests every day,” but right now it’s “business as usual."
— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) July 16, 2019
The president insinuated that the raids were successful and there were raids than reported that we “just didn’t know about”:
Trump claims, without evidence, that there were in fact "ICE raids" on Sunday and that "many many were taken out."
"You just didn't know about it," he tells reporters. pic.twitter.com/XF3e826kRU
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 15, 2019