Reports are coming out that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is planning to carry out immigration raids in California after the whole state became a sanctuary for illegals.
They plan to target local neighborhoods and workplaces.
In a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas, the acting ICE Director, Tom Homan, wrote: “ICE will have no choice but to conduct at-large arrests in local neighborhoods and at worksites, which will inevitably result in additional collateral arrests, instead of focusing on arrests at jails and prisons where transfers are safer for ICE officers and the community. ICE will also likely have to detain individuals arrested in California in detention facilities outside of the state, far from any family they may have in California.”
Homan wrote this just days after the California Governor, Jerry Brown, signed SB54 — the “California Values Act” — into law making it illegal for authorities to ask an individual’s immigration status during routine duties. In conjunction, SB54 forbids law enforcement officials from adhering to ‘ICE issued immigration detainers,’ reports Breitbart.
“This bill does not prevent or prohibit Immigration and Customs Enforcement or the Department of Homeland Security from doing their own work in any way,” Gov. Brown said.
DHS officials did not waste time responding.
“Ultimately, SB54 helps shield removable aliens from immigration enforcement and creates another magnet for more illegal immigration, all at the expense of the safety and security of the very people it purports to protect,” Homan stated.
“SB54 will negatively impact ICE operations in California by nearly eliminating all cooperation and communication with our law enforcement partners in the state, voiding the delegated authority that the Orange County Sheriff’s Office has under the 287g program, and prohibiting local law enforcement from contracting with the federal government to house detainees.”
“We will continue to do our sworn duty to seek out dangerous criminal aliens and other immigration violators. ICE seeks straightforward cooperation with all sheriffs and local elected officials,” Homan concluded. “This misguided legislation will severely undermine those efforts.”