ICE arrests more than 200 people in 4-day California raid


In ICE's four-day operation that ended Wednesday, agents arrested 232 people suspected of violating immigration laws, the agency said Thursday.

It apparently matters not a whit to Ms. Schaaf that she may have broken the law. About half of the individuals arrested also have criminal convictions in addition to their immigration violations, including convictions for assault/battery, crimes against children, weapons charges and DUI. "Rather than focus on people who are risky criminals, we hear ICE may be terrorizing communities, including family members who are citizens". Homan said, "What [Schaaf] did is no better than a gang lookout yelling "police" when a police cruiser comes in the neighborhood, except she did it to a whole community".

Those who make the argument that it is necessary to help illegal aliens avoid deportation so they can "stay together" never suggest that a family can stay together by being deported together as a family. She tendered a public warning to illegal immigrants that an ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) raid was forthcoming.

"I have to believe that some of them were able to elude us thanks to the mayor's irresponsible decision", Homan said.

Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan on Tuesday said that as a result of Schaaf's warning, hundreds of "public safety threat criminals" in Northern California evaded arrest - and claimed her alert actually made the community "a lot less safe than it would've been" had those arrests been made.

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More than 150 individuals have been arrested by ICE in areas including San Francisco, Stockton and Sacramento since the raids began Sunday, according to an ICE press release published Wednesday. ICE did not provide a county by county breakdown of the arrests.

The ICE sweep was the second since a statewide sanctuary law took effect last month. "If the politicians in California don't want to protect their communities, then ICE will". Since that course of action would create many more problems than it would solve, we expressed our opinion that it is hard to imagine Trump actually taking that extreme action.

After Oakland's mayor warned residents of an impending Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid, the Department of Justice is looking into her actions.

"The federal government has declared a war on California because of our state's sanctuary law and other policies that directly contradict those of the Trump Administration, from offshore drilling to criminalizing adult cannabis use", Arreguín said in an email.

Oakland, like many California cities, has declared itself a sanctuary for those here illegally, and officials there have vowed to fight President Trump's immigration crackdown.