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    Tensions worsen between LAPD and ICE over Trump immigration raids (100 arrested)

    Tensions worsen between LAPD and ICE over Trump immigration raids

    COLOR=var(--primaryTextColor)]An Immigration and Customs Enforcement fugitive operations team member outside the Montebello home of a 47-year-old Mexican national in Montebello in 2017.
    (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

    By BRITTNY MEJIASTAFF WRITER
    JULY 18, 2019 11:23 AM

    Tensions between Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Los Angeles police have ramped up over the last month amid the Trump administration’s loud threats to unleash immigration sweeps.


    As word spread about a national ICE operation expected to result in thousands of arrests, local officials tried to reassure immigrants in L.A. LAPD Chief Michel Moore said that ICE would target about 140 people in Southern California.


    In a video shared last week, Moore also stood beside Mayor Eric Garcetti as he told residents they did not have to open their doors for an ICE agent who does not have a warrant signed by a judge.


    The LAPD chief’s actions have provoked anger among ICE officials.

    “What’s happened lately, particularly with the chief of police coming out, not only talking about our operation and releasing the numbers, but to do that video he did with the mayor — it’s just really disappointing to us,” said David Marin, the director of Enforcement and Removal Operations for ICE in L.A., as well as the deputy executive associate director for ERO.

    Marin said he felt the chief’s actions made ICE’s job harder. “We see that as they’re really putting politics ahead of public safety,” he said.


    It’s been longstanding LAPD policy not to enforce federal immigration law, fearing those actions would make those here illegally too afraid to cooperate in crime fighting. Moore and others have stressed this in recent weeks.


    Marin said ICE isn’t seeking the LAPD’s help and doesn’t understand why the department keeps raising the issue.


    “We’re not asking local law enforcement to enforce immigration law,” Marin said. “So when politicians and others come out and say we will not be helping ICE, we will not be enforcing immigration law — I don’t know where that rhetoric comes from because we’re not asking them to do that.”

    Moore defended the decision to release the number — citing the desire to tamp down fear. Word of large-scale operations began to spread after Trump announced in a June 17 tweet that ICE would soon start deporting “millions” of migrants. ICE was believed to actually be focusing on about 2,000 immigrants who have missed court appearances or been ordered to be removed from the U.S.


    “My actions and our actions as a law enforcement agency is not meant to offend and should not draw concerns by ICE that we’re somehow obstructing,” Moore said. “We recognize their responsibilities … What we ask is that our communities understand the scope and the actions that are actually going to take place versus the fear and the rumors and the misinformation that appears to be running pretty rampant.”


    The relationship between ICE and local law enforcement has long been delicate. Since Trump took office, it has grown only more tenuous as police grapple with maintaining communication with ICE while also balancing transparency with community and city leaders.


    Those tensions are especially evident in California, where local law enforcement must abide by a “sanctuary” law, Senate Bill 54, which went into effect last year to provide protection for immigrants in the country illegally. In L.A., the police department stopped engaging in joint operations with ICE that directly involve civil immigration enforcement and no longer transfers people with certain minor criminal convictions to ICE custody.


    “As a general matter, the LAPD has been one of the jurisdictions that has promulgated the most immigrant-protective policies,” said Pratheepan Gulasekaram, a professor and immigration expert at Santa Clara University. “Just as a matter of demographics you can understand why the LAPD is not that interested in associating itself with ICE.”


    Days after Trump’s initial tweets, Moore told reporters that ICE would conduct sweeps starting June 23 and would be targeting about 140 people as part of the national operation. In an interview with The Times last month, he said his department would not play a role in the arrests and expressed concerns over the possible effects.


    “We know how unsettling and scary this is for the community,” Moore said. “We are not an extension of ICE…. I do worry about the intimidation it can create.”


    On Tuesday, the LAPD chief told the Police Commission that in the last couple of weeks there have been reports of an increased level of apprehensions in L.A. by ICE.

    “What’s being said at the federal level and rumored out of Washington at times strikes me as distinctly different than the ground truth of what’s happening in the street.

    That’s troubling. It shouldn’t be that way,” Moore said in an interview with The Times. “When the LAPD talks about our enforcement actions, we don’t have false flags and we don’t identify and overstate matters that actually aren’t going to occur.”


    After Trump’s tweets, he was criticized for tipping off law enforcement operations – especially after he lambasted Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf for doing the same thing last year. Asked about this, Marin said the president was not specific in what he shared.


    When it comes to the large immigrant population in L.A., the department’s stance dates back to hard-line police chief at the time, Daryl Gates. Its purpose was to build trust so that fear of deportation would not dissuade immigrants who were crime victims or witnesses from cooperating with police.


    Special Order 40 prohibited officers from initiating contact with anyone for the sole purpose of learning their immigration status and ruled out arrests for violation of U.S. immigration law.


    After Trump took office, the department found itself grappling with a drop in crimes being reported by Latinos. From January to April 2017, there was a decline of more than 23% in sexual assault and a dip of more than 8% in domestic violence incidents reported by Latinos, according to the LAPD.


    That prompted officers to update immigration procedures expanding on Special Order 40 and to hold more than 100 forums to remind people that the department’s stance on supporting the estimated 375,000 Los Angeles residents who are in the country illegally remained the same.


    Although Trump said last week that operations would begin over the weekend, by Sunday evening there was nothing approaching the mass roundups that the White House had suggested could roll out in several major U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Miami, Denver, Atlanta, Baltimore and Houston.


    Though the Trump-announced operations got a lot of attention and generated protests, ICE goes out on large-scale operations three to four times a year in the L.A. area. And every day, agents are also out making arrests.

    “We have always been out there arresting people that have final orders, that are criminal aliens, individuals that have been ordered removed,” Marin said. “There are always talks of raids and these larger operations. We don’t just operate in these small windows.”


    In the L.A. area in fiscal year 2018, ICE made 7,854 administrative arrests, down nearly 600 from the year before. That number is nowhere near the numbers of arrests in the area for fiscal year 2014 — which totaled nearly 19,000 — or for fiscal year 2013, which totaled roughly 25,000, although those numbers are likely higher because of agencies that previously honored ICE detainers and did not limit or restrict the agency’s access to jails.


    “As a result of local law enforcement agencies’ unwillingness or inability to notify ICE when criminal aliens are released from their custody, more criminal aliens are returning back to the communities in which they were arrested,” Marin said. “ICE has had to adjust our enforcement model in a way which has resulted in less arrests and makes ICE more visible in the community.”


    Last week, in an L.A. area operation, ICE agents arrested nearly 100 people. The majority of those arrested had criminal records, according to the agency. That operation was separate from the ones Trump announced.


    Over the weekend, protests were held in cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver and Philadelphia. At one immigration detention center in Washington state, a man armed with a rifle and throwing incendiary devices died Saturday after four police officers arrived and opened fire.

    Marin referenced the incident in Washington state, as well as cases of employees being threatened and protesters showing up at agents’ homes to protest.

    “I totally value and respect people’s right to assemble and voice their 1st Amendment rights … but to threaten others’ lives and to put other people in harm’s way is just not right, especially when these are men and women that are sworn to uphold the law,” Marin said. “Our job is to enforce the laws that Congress has established. We’re not law interpretation officers, we’re law enforcement officers.”

    https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/...715-story.html
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    Thanks for posting this LA story. So I guess this is the round up that was so widely advertised? Why don't they just stick every ICE agent in the nation into the LA area and mop them all up with criminal records and deportation orders? In LA, you can just close your eyes and reach out and touch an illegal alien of some type. NOTHING in Chicago. I think they're afraid to come around here? That little midget Lesbian major and her Janet Rino type 6ft. partner has ICE all intimidated. The day they make a move in this area, 2 things will happen. The media will go CRAZY, the leftist scum/filth will go CRAZY and start protesting and I WILL IMMEDIATELY BE OUT WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS of Chicago with LARGE POLITCALLY INCORRECT SIGNS supporting the ICE operations with tens of thousands of cars driving underneath them.

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    100 arrest a week in the L.A. area is just the usual week for ICE, not part of anything special.
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    "Last week, in an L.A. area operation, ICE agents arrested nearly 100 people. The majority of those arrested had criminal records, according to the agency. That operation was separate from the ones Trump announced."
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    I.C.E. News Releases

    ENFORCEMENT AND REMOVAL

    06/11/2019



    ICE arrests 140 criminal aliens and immigration violators in 5-day enforcement surge in 6 Midwestern states


    CHICAGO — Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 140 criminal aliens and immigration violators in six Midwest states during a five-day enforcement action, which ended Thursday.
    During this enforcement surge, ICE officers made arrests in the following states:
    Illinois (45), Indiana (13), Kansas (16), Kentucky (43), Missouri (12) and Wisconsin (11). Five women and 135 men were arrested.

    Aliens arrested during this operation are from the following 14 countries: Benin (1), Cuba (1), Ecuador (3), El Salvador (3), Guatemala (26), Honduras (7), Jordan (1), Mexico (92), Micronesia (1), Moldova (1), Nicaragua (1), Poland (1), Saudi Arabia (1) and South Korea (1).


    Nearly a third of the aliens arrested (42) by ICE deportation officers during this enforcement surge had prior criminal histories that included convictions for the following crimes: assault, battery, domestic violence, cruelty, driving under the influence, drug possession, drug trafficking, fraud, identity theft, larceny, illegal re-entry after deportation, resisting officers, obstruction of justice, hit and run, and illegally possessing weapons.

    Fifty-three of those arrested were immigration fugitives; 20 others illegally re-entered the United States after having been previously deported, which is a felony.

    Depending on an alien’s criminality, an alien who re-enters the United States after having been previously deported commits a felony punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison, if convicted.


    The following are 11 criminal summaries of offenders arrested in the ICE Chicago area of responsibility during this enforcement surge:


    • June 3: ICE officers arrested a 38-year-old Honduran illegal alien in Indianapolis. He has several felony convictions, including two driving under the influence criminal convictions and a hit-and-run conviction. He was ordered remove by an immigration judge in 2017; he remains in ICE custody pending his return to Honduras.
    • June 3: ICE officers arrested a 55-year-old Mexican illegal alien in Elmwood, Illinois. He has several criminal convictions, including a domestic battery conviction and two driving under the influence convictions. He has a 2018 final removal order and will remain in ICE custody pending his removal to Mexico.
    • June 3: ICE officers arrested a 57-year-old Mexican illegal alien in Chicago. He has a several firearms criminal convictions, one of which is a felony. In 2018, he was ordered removed by an immigration judge. He remains in ICE custody pending his removal from the United States.
    • June 3: ICE officers arrested a 48-year-old Guatemalan illegal alien in Louisville, Kentucky after his criminal intimidation arrest in Wichita, Kansas. He remains in ICE custody pending the resolution of his immigration case.
    • June 3: ICE officers arrested a 42-year-old Mexican illegal alien in Milwaukee. He has a domestic abuse criminal conviction, and a final order of removal. He remains in ICE custody pending his removal from the U.S.
    • June 4: ICE arrested a 30-year-old Mexican illegal alien in Indianapolis. He has a federal drug criminal conviction. He remains in ICE custody pending disposition of his immigration proceedings.
    • June 5: ICE arrested a 31-year-old Guatemalan illegal alien in Indianapolis. He has a felony criminal conviction for driving under the influence. He also has a final order of removal and remains in ICE custody pending his removal to Guatemala.
    • June 5: ICE arrested a 24-year-old Mexican illegal alien from in Louisville, Kentucky. During the arrest, officers found several rifles and handguns. He remains in federal custody pending the outcome of his firearms charges.
    • June 6: ICE arrested a 33-year-old Guatemalan illegal alien in Kansas City, Missouri. He was convicted for assault, and he has a final order of removal. He remains in ICE custody pending his removal.
    • June 6: ICE arrested a 28-year-old Mexican illegal alien in Wood River, Illinois. He has been previously removed two times from the United States. He remains in ICE custody pending disposition of his federal case which has been presented for prosecution on re-entry charges.
    • June 6: ICE officers arrested a 27-year-old Mexican illegal alien in Olathe, Kansas. He has a previous conviction for illegally re-entering the U.S. after being removed. He remains in ICE custody pending his removal.


    The Chicago area of responsibility includes the six states of Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Wisconsin.


    “This surge targeted criminal aliens, public safety threats, and individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws,” said Louie Zamora, acting field office director for ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Chicago. “Our ICE officers provide a valuable public service by removing criminal aliens who pose a threat to their own immigrant communities. They also enforce U.S. immigration laws by carrying out the orders of federal immigration judges.”


    All of the targets arrested during this operation were amenable to arrest and removal under the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act.


    ICE deportation officers carry out targeted enforcement operations daily nationwide as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to protect the nation, uphold public safety, and protect the integrity of our immigration laws and border controls.


    These operations involve existing and established Fugitive Operations Teams.


    During targeted enforcement operations, ICE officers frequently encounter other aliens illegally present in the United States. These aliens are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and, when appropriate, they are arrested by ICE officers.


    Editor’s Note: The arrest statistics provided in this news release represent preliminary data that has been manually reported to ICE headquarters. Official numbers can vary slightly from preliminary data.

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    This story is obviously from last month, June and is about normal ICE operations nobody really ever pays any attention to, including the extreme left Communist reactionary NWO Chicago newsmedia. Never heard a PEEP out of them last month about these ICE arrests. Thing is, all ICE has to do is come around this area again and do the SAME and we'll be hearing about it BIG TIME and it will be framed as being a part of this new FAKE TRUMP ICE OPERATION, even if it isn't and is just regular ICE operations. That will get the Communist ANTI-DEPORTATION drumbeat FRENZY going around here and then I can run out and DO MY THING.
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    The ICE "L.A. Area" is:
    L.A. County (and L.A. City)
    Orange County
    Riverside County
    and San Bernardino County

    All known to be heavy in immigrants, legal and illegal.
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    "The Chicago area of responsibility includes the six states of Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Wisconsin."
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    HISTORY (The Good Old Days)


    5/13/15


    The counties with the most removals were:

    Los Angeles County, CA with 35,750 removals,

    Maricopa County, AZ (Sheriff Joe) with 27,361 removals, and

    Harris County, TX with 25,564 removals.


    See the map here. (CLICK HERE TO SEE MAP and your county's numbers.)
    interactive map


    SECURE COMMUNITIES removed 406,441 before it ended. REMOVALS BY COUNTY map


    http://www.alipac.us/f12/secure-comm...ty-map-319236/
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