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Murder victim's granddaughter slams sanctuary cities at event before president orders deployment of elite Border Patrol to 10 cities to bolster ICE and crackdown on illegal migrants BORTAC agents will be immediately deployed to bolster ICE enforcement Heavily armed agents undergo 'grueling' training similar to Special Forces They will also be sent to New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, New Orleans, Detroit and Newark, New Jersey Comes amid escalating battle between and Democrat sanctuary cities 

By Keith Griffith For Dailymail.com and Reuters

Published: 03:45 GMT, 15 February 2020 | Updated: 04:33 GMT, 15 February 2020

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The administration is deploying highly trained officers to boost arrests of unauthorized immigrants in a number of cities, the latest move in a battle against localities that adopt 'sanctuary' policies to protect them from deportation.

Members of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) will be among the officers deployed to cities to assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. 

They will be sent to New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, New Orleans, Detroit and Newark, New Jersey, CBP spokesman Lawrence Payne said in a statement on Friday.

BORTAC agents undergo a 'grueling' training program designed to 'mirror aspects' of U.S. Special Operation Forces courses, according to details about the program published on the CBP website. The unit was launched in 1984 in response to rioting at immigration detention facilities.

The Trump administration is deploying highly trained BORTAC agents (above in file photo) to boost arrests of unauthorized immigrants in a number of sanctuary cities

The administration is deploying highly trained BORTAC agents (above in file photo) to boost arrests of unauthorized immigrants in a number of sanctuary cities

BORTAC agents undergo a 'grueling' training program designed to 'mirror aspects' of U.S. Special Operation Forces courses. A BORTAC agent is seen above guarding the border

BORTAC agents undergo a 'grueling' training program designed to 'mirror aspects' of U.S. Special Operation Forces courses. A BORTAC agent is seen above guarding the border

Scores of Democrat-controlled cities and counties have adopted policies to limit cooperation with federal immigration enforcement,

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