This Friday, Colorado authorities restored an American flag to its place after protesters demonstrating outside ICE facility pulled down the star-spangled banner and flew the flag of Mexico in it’s place.
Local media also reported that the protesters also removed the “Blue Lives Matter” flag, that honors law enforcement, and spray-painted it with the words “Abolish ICE,” then raised the flag upside-down again, on a pole next to the Mexican flag.
Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the federal facility that holds illegals, in Aurora, Colo., to protest ICE raids planned to begin on Sunday in major U.S. cities including Denver, FOX 31 Denver reported.
The protest is part of a network of #LightsForLiberty events, also dubbed the “March to Close Concentration Camps,” and it called for detention centers at the southern border to be closed and for all illegal immigrants being held in those facilities to be granted entry to the U.S., according to the event’s Facebook page.
Despite the fake news campaign being pushed by left-wing media, the ICE raids are not targeting random illegal aliens, but illegals who have been ordered to be deported by federal immigration judges.
The protesters are open-borders leftists who demand that ICE detention centers at the southern be closed. They also want amnesty for the millions of illegal aliens currently in the country.
However, even Jeh Johnson — the secretary of Homeland Security under former President Obama — claimed that there is nothing unusual or illegal about the upcoming ICE raids that are targeting illegal immigrants who have orders for deportation.
“Deportations occur all the time,” Johnson told MSNBC. “Of those who have been ordered deported by an immigration judge, we simply have to enforce the law, particularly if someone has been ordered deported. They’ve exhausted all their appeal rights. Enforcement actions themselves are not extraordinary.”
Jeh Johnson, a life-long Democrat and a Trump-hater, also clapped back at the left-wing media and members of his own party, saying this sensationalized leftist talking point of “children in cages” didn’t start the day President Trump took office.
“Chain link barriers, partitions, fences, cages — whatever you want to call them — were not invented on Jan. 20, 2017, OK?” Johnson said. He also blasted the Democrats’ proposals to decriminalize illegal border crossings, saying that “is tantamount to declaring publicly that we have open borders.”