California cities prepare for alleged ICE sweeps

by Abel Hampton January 19, 2018, 1:37
California cities prepare for alleged ICE sweeps

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents will target California for its "so-called" sanctuary state status in what could be the biggest enforcement operation yet under President Trump.

They reacted to an anonymous tip off in a San Francisco Chronicle report and recent promises by Homan and others to conduct raids in response to a new California law strictly limiting the cooperation of local law enforcement with federal immigration authorities.

University of San Francisco immigration law professor Bill Hing said that it's possible even legal residents and USA citizens could get swept up in such an immigration raid, which could open ICE up to civil rights lawsuits.

ABC7 goes on to cite an article from the San Francisco Chronicle, which states Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] "would look to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented people while sending a message that immigration policy will be enforced in the sanctuary state".

The raids would again pit left-leaning California against USA immigration officials intent on doubling down on fighting illegal immigration and could be the first big test of the state's new sanctuary legislation.

Days into January, and into the first days of California's state law legislation taking effect, Homan warned California to "hold on tight" in an interview with Fox News.

The ill-conceived moves by Oakland's City Council and California's state legislature have now put local law enforcement and federal agents in a risky situation. "Immigrants are the backbone of our country and such raids will only incite fear in our communities and undermine public safety".

ICE did not respond to a request from The Daily Caller News Foundation to confirm the operation in time for publication.

ICE agents raided 7-Eleven stores last week looking for illegal immigrants. The sweep could span more than one day and will include enforcement of work sites suspected of illegally employing undocumented immigrants, the source said in the report. "We must stand up for their rights". "The number could tick up if officers come across other undocumented immigrants in the course of their actions and make what are known as collateral arrests". "America's more than 3,000 Sheriffs across the nation are grateful to the administration, Department of Homeland Security, and the superior leadership of Deputy Director Homan, for listening and working with us to advance and implement this commonsense solution", NSA CEO and Executive Director Jonathan Thompson said. "We want to protect families, not tear them apart".

Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Santa Clara, said the administration is targeting immigrants to make a political point.


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