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Sen. Hirono: Trump 'Sowing Fear' With ICE Raid Plans

Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii
Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP)

By    |   Thursday, 11 July 2019 09:24 AM

Plans for upcoming Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation raids on immigrants living in the country illegally show President Donald Trump is once again "sowing fear," Sen. Mazie Hirono said Thursday.

"He's terrorizing these areas where they live because he's going to spread a wide net in multiple cities across the country," the Hawaii Democrat told CNN's "New Day." "It's all part of his plan to continue to do everything he can to portray these people as the other and that they deserve all of our cruelty and hatred."

According to The New York Times, which quoted three unnamed sources from the Department of Homeland Security, the raids are to begin Sunday in 10 major cities, and even "collateral" people on the scene could be detained while warrants are being served on specific immigrants.

"I hardly think this is law and order where you go in and terrorize neighborhoods and communities with these kinds of raids," Hirono said. "It is not illegal to seek asylum."

Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence is planning a visit to the border at McAllen, Texas. Hirono said she is not going because she doesn't want to participate in the "Trump/Pence show."

"What are they going to see?" said Hirono. "You have a president saying everything is just fine...I'd love to be able to go to these facilities unannounced, but believe me, when any of us visit, they will make sure that we see what they want us to see and that's not real."

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Plans for upcoming ICE deportation raids on immigrants living in the country illegally show President Donald Trump is once again "sowing fear," Sen. Mazie Hirono said.
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