Northern California police refuse to cooperate in upcoming ICE raids


Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials declined to comment on the specifics of the operation Tuesday, but it reportedly planned to take place within the next few weeks, the Chronicle reported.

The new plan will eventually be rolled out nationwide, although it remains to be seen how many law enforcement agencies will volunteer.

The source who spoke to The Chronicle said the plan calls for immigration officers to be flown in from other parts of the country to help carry out the operation.

"Today's announcement is about public safety - period", Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said.

Homan in a January 2 interview to Fox News said, "California better hold on tight" and if local politicians "don't want to protect their communities, then ICE will". "This is not about politics and illegal immigration".

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"I am saddened by the Oakland City Council's obvious lack of concern for law enforcement officers' well-being and their careless disregard for their own responsibility to protect public safety", the Acting Director of ICE Thomas Homan said. The courts said holding the inmates violated the detainee's Fourth Amendment protection against illegal search and seizures.

The city's previous policy prohibited local law enforcement from participating in federal immigration investigations. The operation would be the largest enforcement action of President Donald Trump's time in office if it does indeed capture more than 1,500 illegal immigrants. The Florida jurisdictions join dozens of others on the other end of the policy spectrum who are eager to work with ICE, primarily in Texas, Arizona, the South and Northeast. While his cases went through the court system, he drove a auto illegally and struck and killed a man on a scooter, Judd said.

"Hard-working immigrants will be targeted and their families torn apart, simply for being Californians", Pelosi, D-San Francisco, said in a statement. "However, when an alien is arrested on a local criminal charge, all too often, they are subsequently released before ICE has the opportunity to pick them up from a local jail".

The new agreement's backers said it solves that problem, using the same model that localities follow when they hold people for the U.S. Marshals Service. The BOA would essentially transfer custody of the suspect to ICE, which would pay the jail to house the suspect for up to 48 hours.

The American Civil Liberties Union says the new protocol still is legally problematic and could lead to civil rights violations.