President Trump (!) signed an executive order on January 25 that vastly expanded the number of undocumented immigrants whose deportation is considered a priority for Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.
The president pro tem of California's state senate slammed ICE for what he said was a lack of transparency in the California operation, which come amid anxiety over Trump's immigration policies.
The executive orders drastically expand the list of individuals the administration will prioritize for deportation as "removable aliens".
The two-day operation was part of a week-long, region-wide effort where agents arrested approximately 200 unlawfully present foreign nationals all in Georgia, North and SC.
People are reportedly being rounded up in raids across the country this week for possible deportation.
Marin said that of the ten others, five had impending deportation orders or had been deported and had illegally returned to the United States. Ninety-five percent were male, they said.
"We sent our attorneys to the immigration detention center and there they found over 100 people who had been detained", Angelica Salas, Ex.
While WALB News 10 has yet to confirm any arrests in South Georgia, ICE spokesperson Bryan Cox confirmed some information about recent arrests.
Last week, an Austin-based immigrant advocacy group released a bulletin alleging that ICE may have deployed four teams of officers in Travis County, sparking immediate alarm.More news: Chelsea and Real Madrid to fight for Manchester City star
"This is something very different than what we've seen before", Casar said. In addition to mass deportations, the measures will produce a vast number of asylum seekers that become trapped in a bureaucratic swamp, detained for months without the right to meet their family and without the ability to easily access an attorney.
"There is a lot of panic, there is a lot of fear in immigrant communities throughout the state of California", he said. The immigration enforcement agency said that the "enforcement surge" was routine. García de Rayos had been caught using a fake Social Security number during a ICE workplace raid in 2008.
"The fear coursing through immigrant homes and the native-born Americans who love immigrants as friends and family is palpable", Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, said in a statement.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which deported Garcia de Rayos from Arizona to Mexico on Thursday, contends there was nothing special about her case and that the move does not signify a heightened crackdown on undocumented immigrants. Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, a mother of two in Phoenix, was arrested almost a decade ago for using a false ID to get a job as a janitor at an amusement park.
Gutierrez's concerns were echoed by Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, a Democrat from California.
For [the federal government], the arrest, detention, and deportation of more than 160 members of our community is business as usual.
One man was arrested in Hudson, in upstate Columbia County, according to advocates.
Casar went on to call the agency's actions beyond reprehensible and morally wrong.
Deverall said that Trump's immigration reform efforts has sparked a paralyzing fear in the Lowcountry's Latino community. ICE officials said that 150 of the approximately 160 arrestees had previous criminal records, and that "many" (the actual numeric breakdown was not given) of those criminal records were for "serious or violent offenses, such as child sex crimes, weapons charges, and assault".