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Report: ICE Tracked Anti-Trump Protests in NYC
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=4952"><span class="small">The Daily Beast</span></a>   
Friday, 08 March 2019 09:14

Excerpt: "As anti-Trump sentiment reached a fever pitch last summer, Immigration and Customs Enforcement began monitoring and tracking left-wing protests in New York City."

Activists march against Immigration and Customs Enforcement across the street from the ICE offices in New York on June 29. (photo: Drew Angerer/Getty)
Activists march against Immigration and Customs Enforcement across the street from the ICE offices in New York on June 29. (photo: Drew Angerer/Getty)


Report: ICE Tracked Anti-Trump Protests in NYC

By The Daily Beast

08 March 19

 

s anti-Trump sentiment reached a fever pitch last summer, Immigration and Customs Enforcement began monitoring and tracking left-wing protests in New York City, according to documents cited in a Wednesday report from The Nation. On July 31, The Nation reports, ICE sent an email to a group of recipients that included a Department of Homeland Security supervisor with an attached document called “Anti-Trump Protest Spreadsheet 07/31/2018.” The four-page document reportedly listed the “time, date, location and purpose” of protests and rallies between July 31 and August 17, and also tracked the groups that organized them and the number of people that had RSVP’ed on Facebook. The tracked actions were largely pro-immigration events; the only right-wing protest that made the list was reportedly marked as a “counter-protest.”

In a statement to The Nation, ICE attempted to downplay the seriousness of the list, claiming that “The referenced email was provided to HSI agents for situational awareness should any HSI employees be travelling (sic) through those areas, whether on work or personal time.” But the tracked organizers believe there’s something more sinister about the list: “If [the Department of Homeland Security] is specifically focusing on those who are against the current president, it gets into the realm of what fascist regimes do,” one volunteer organizer said. “If they are watching us because we are against the current president’s policies, it is more than a little disturbing.”

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+3 # DongiC 2019-03-08 10:44
It's Trump's people getting ready for a counter thrust against their opponents. Do you think these fascists are going quietly into the
night?
 
 
+3 # Salburger 2019-03-08 11:02
Clearly ICE has no legal authority to monitor "Anti-Trump Protest"s and the HSI Gestapo doesn't either.
 
 
0 # chrisconno 2019-03-08 11:29
Sure seems like these actions would be far out of ICE jurisdiction. Just how much of a jurisdiction will they take before democracy reigns them in? How far will Trump go to insure his thrown? How far will the republicans let him go and how will they be rewarded for their loyalty?