17 February 2017

Right Time For ICE Agents To Be Active

ICE Agents Enforces the Law
Immigration arrests will continue and will be expanded across Southern California because these were planned already even before President Donald Trump took office. The latest operation can be compared to similar operations the occurred last summer, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official said.

The Los Angeles Times reported that authorities arrested more than 160 people in the five-day sweep, most of whom have criminal histories and are considered very dangerous to any civilized society.

David Marin, the director, told the paper that most of those arrested had prior felony convictions, but a few were taken in because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

He said five people would not have met the Obama administration's enforcement priorities but were arrested because they were found to be in the country illegally.

"The rash of these recent reports about ICE checkpoints and random sweeps and the like, it's all false, and that’s definitely dangerous and irresponsible," Marin told the paper. "Reports like that create panic, and they put communities and law enforcement personnel in unnecessary danger."

He said similar operations took place this week in Atlanta, New York and Chicago.

Immigrant advocates decried a series of arrests that federal deportation agents said aimed to round up criminals in Southern California but they believe mark a shift in enforcement under the Trump administration.