Federal agents conduct immigration enforcement raids

Santa Paula Police Chief Steve McLean and Oxnard Police Chief Scott Whitney said they have not been able to confirm reports of raids in their cities.

However, report says the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) https://www.aclu.org/blog/what-we-stand has been working hard with various groups in collaboration with the Jewish Family Services https://www.jfsdelaware.org/family-support/refugees/ to protect vulnerable refugees scheduled to be resettled in the U.S. and those individuals living in the United States on expired documentations.

"The rash of these recent reports about ICE checkpoints and random sweeps and the like, it's all false, and that's definitely risky and irresponsible", Marin told the paper.

Alexandrianews.org has been unable to confirm whether ICE arrested anyone in Alexandria last night.

"Over the last week or so, there have been enforcement activities from Immigration and Customs enforcement in and around our city", said Brookhaven Police Major Brandon Gurley. "The Administration should take a just, humane, and sensible approach that does not cause pain for people who only want to live their lives and raise their families in the communities they call home".

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) has also confirmed that ICE agents were conducting raids in south and central Texas.

Immigrant rights activists and Democrats have questioned the recent raids and arrests made by the USA federal immigration authorities across the country. "I will continue to monitor this situation".

The Department of Homeland Security reported they conducted immigration enforcement raids in several homes and workplaces this week.

"I believe ICE is out in public arresting people in order to retaliate against our community for standing up for our values against people like Abbott and Trump", Councilman Casar posted on Facebook.

"The Trump administration has now doubled down on its war on our communities", the organization said.

ICE officials call the arrests routine, and say many of those arrested had prior felony convictions, including child sex crimes, weapons or assault charges. And in Los Angeles ICE arrested a Brazilian national wanted in Brazil for cocaine trafficking. "There are reports that ICE today executed raids across Southern California", de Leon said via a written statement obtained by Breitbart California.

Approximately 160 people were detained in the raids this week, according to an ICE field director. But a spokesperson for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency told the media that the arrests were routine.

"Our operations are targeted and lead-driven, prioritizing individuals who pose a risk to our communities", Haley said.

The ICE enforcement surge has been targeting Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago, all sanctuary cities, and ICE officials didn't deny operations in Austin, Atlanta and Charlotte.

He also said that only 10 of immigrants arrested in Southern California did not have criminal records, and five of those been previously deportated. Dianne Feinstein said in a statement without supporting her claims.

  • Larry Hoffman