“I could tell anybody first hand, anybody who works for ICE looks like the most miserable piece of [expletive] on Earth. They all look like demons. I don’t know what it’s like to work for ICE, but they don’t look like humans anymore.” — Sergio Salazar, San Antonio DACA student suspected of using the Internet to incite an ICE bombing in 2018, speaking in a podcast interview from Mexico
A full year ago (August 2018), I wrote this first of two warnings about what I discerned to be a heightening domestic terrorism threat that had ICE in cross-hairs. No hard attack had occurred at the time I wrote these two pieces but lights were seriously blinking red, from my vantage point. The first piece in August 2018 predicted kinetic anti-government attacks from the far political left. Now we have seen the firearms attack last week on ICE offices in San Antonio, where rounds barely missed ICE employees inside, and the firebomb attack on ICE facilities in Tacoma, Washington, which resulted in the attacker’s death. The rationale I laid out in both columns (see below) and in this two-minute video in the Center for Immigration Studies studio from last year, stands and should be heeded now more than ever by the general public
The threat against our federal officers remains extremely high, not only for the reasons I outlined last year but now for these two actual attacks that so fortunately failed, if narrowly.
Word must be gotten out to the public that people report all suspicious activity to local police and also that, when bystanders ever find themselves near or around ICE agents doing their jobs or in a public place like a restaurant, to watch their six for them.
See my first warning August 20, 2018 about the looming threat to ICE here: “From Protected Immigration Advocacy to Domestic Terrorism Threat?”
I wrote a second follow up warning January 19, 2019 titled “The Domestic Terror Threat Against ICE.”