The Trump administration is continuing its crackdown against illegal aliens and those defiant sanctuary cities that continue to harbor them. According to the San Francisco Gate, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is set for several major raids looking for undocumented people throughout Northern California, including San Francisco. Projections include arrests of at least 1,500.
SFG’s report states: “The campaign, centered in the Bay Area, could happen within weeks, and is expected to become the biggest enforcement action of its kind under President Trump, said the source, who requested anonymity because the plans have not been made public.”
Seems they are now!
ICE has specific targets already chosen: those who have been served deportation papers and those with criminal records. But they’re also banking on making even more “collateral arrests,” or other undocumented aliens found during their sweeps.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a statewide sanctuary law last year that acting ICE Director Thomas Homan has criticized as a public safety hazard. Homan says Brown’s mandate has created an unintended consequence in that collateral arrests will now increase because local law enforcement have been restricted in cooperating with ICE. “Instead of focusing on arrests at jails and prisons where transfers are safer for ICE officers and the community,” Homan said the agency must conduct large-scale, door-to-door operations such as this.
These raids come on the heels of the Department of Homeland Security announcement that it will begin arresting local officials who refuse to enforce federal law.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has already promised to defy the “bully-in-chief” and protect “all of our residents regardless of where they come from.” Schaaf said she would be willing to risk arrest to insure Oakland remains a sanctuary city: