ICE Arrests More Than 150 in California Raids

Federal immigration officials have arrested more than 150 undocumented immigrants in a series of raids spreading from California’s Central Valley to the northern part of the state, authorities say. Raids have been carried out since Sunday in San Francisco, Bay Point, Sacramento, and Stockton, the San Francisco Chronicle reports, citing Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. The sweep was reportedly meant to crack down on local sanctuary laws. “Sanctuary jurisdictions like San Francisco and Oakland shield dangerous criminal aliens from federal law enforcement at the expense of public safety,” Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan said Tuesday. By preventing arrests “in the secure confines of a jail,” he said, such cities “force ICE officers to make more arrests out in the community, which poses increased risks for law enforcement and the public.” Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf had warned the public over the weekend that immigration authorities were planning imminent raids, a move that Homan on Tuesday slammed as “reckless.”