Donald Trump won the 2016 election on the issue of immigration.
The President intends to make cracking down on illegal immigration a centerpiece of his 2020 re-election campaign.
And ICE just handed Donald Trump a victory that had him smiling from ear to ear.
ICE agents executed one of the largest workplace raids in American history when they arrested 680 illegal aliens at companies across Mississippi.
The New York Times reports:
Federal agents raided several companies across Mississippi on Wednesday, rounding up hundreds of immigrant workers in what federal officials said might be the largest worksite enforcement action ever in a single state.
In a coordinated sting, more than 600 agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement showed up at the sites with federal warrants that allowed them to search the premises. About 680 immigrants who were believed to be working without legal documentation were apprehended and taken away on buses.
Lindsay Williams, a spokesman for the agency, said the federal agents executed the search warrants in conjunction with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi.
The operation was the culmination of a yearlong investigation, and it unfolded just hours before President Trump — who has made illegal immigration a trademark issue and who recently vowed to deport millions of undocumented immigrants — arrived in El Paso, a majority Latino city on the Mexico border where 22 people were killed over the weekend in an attack that federal authorities are investigating as an act of domestic terrorism.
Trump supporters were looking for progress and victories in the fight to end illegal immigration in America.
This is exactly the type of immigration law enforcement Trump’s voters expected when they turned out in droves to support him in 2016.
And if the President can show meaningful progress on the issue, he could be well positioned for 2020.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.