ICE Chief Says 800 Avoided Arrest Due To Oakland Mayor's Warning

ICE raids nab 150 in California after Oakland mayor's warning

Federal Immigration Agents Arrested Nearly A Dozen Individuals In Northern California, Activists Say

"The Oakland mayor's decision to publicize her suspicions about ICE operations further increased that risk for my officers and alerted criminal aliens - making clear that this reckless decision was based on her political agenda", Homan said in a statement.

Since Sunday night, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have arrested more than 150 people in Northern California in an operation the agency said was targeting "public safety threats". 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.

Schaaf said in a February 27 statement that her earlier warning "was meant to give all residents time to learn their rights and know their legal options".

"This raid was intended exclusively to terrorize innocent immigrant families and instill fear in the hearts of our communities", Pelosi said, "not to keep Americans safe".

San Francisco Interim Mayor Mark Farrell made a brief appearance at the rally, saying "our immigrant community here in San Francisco and throughout the country is under attack by the federal administration, and I think it's important that everyone resist in their own way".

Schwab wrote that anyone who violates immigration laws may be subject to arrest, detention and deportation.

John Torres, the agency's director during the end of George W. Bush's administration and beginning of Barack Obama's, said agents generally capture about 40 per cent of people they target in such sweeps. "If we ever pulled our ICE out, and we ever said, 'Hey, let California alone, let them figure it out for themselves, ' in two months they'd be begging for us to come back".

Michael Cardoza, a former Alameda County prosecutor turned criminal defense lawyer, believes they could - especially if she received the information about the raids through official sources, which Schaaf insists she did not.

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It simply allows California's state and local law enforcement officers to focus on their jobs of protecting their communities, while leaving immigration enforcement to the feds.

The raids are compounding a climate of fear say immigration attorneys who offer free services at a weekly legal clinic at Dolores Mission Catholic Church in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles.This community takes its name from an Irish settler and has been home to immigrant Jews from Eastern Europe, Russians and Japanese and now Central Americans. Schaaf's warning was the boldest move yet by a mayor to counter the Trump administration's immigration-enforcement efforts.

"My statement on Saturday was meant to give all residents time to learn their rights and know their legal options", she said.

A video shows one of the 150 undocumented immigrants being arrested in a multi-day, targeted sweep throughout Northern California, including Oakland.

'There's over 800 significant public safety threat criminals, these are people who are here illegally and committed yet another crime, been convicted of a crime, ' he told Fox. Now it's time for MA to enact the Safe Communities Act so that these protections will extend statewide.

Agent Genalo also addressed ICE's controversial practice of arresting undocumented immigrants in and around a courthouse. "We have a criminal justice system".

Rapid-response groups say more ICE activity has been reported this week in Hayward, Pleasanton and Oakland.

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