Did Trump’s Mass Deportation Raids Happen?

President Donald Trump asserted that the mass-deportation raids he forecast last week took place, despite few signs of removals being carried out at the scale he promised. He said last week, “We’re taking them out by the thousands.” On Monday, he said, “many, many were taken out on Sunday.”

Immigration Raids Vowed by Trump Fail to Materialize

Immigration enforcement authorities said their plans to track down migrants with deportation orders would continue, but their operations appeared routine rather than the mass roundups the president promised. “Trump can declare victory — he already scared the hell out of people,” said the director of a deportation defense clinic.