ICE, also known as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, organized a mass raid the Bay Area. Officers were able to effectively arrest 150 immigrants who remained undocumented according to CBS San Francisco.
The department seeks to engage in other incursions similar to this one, and capture many more immigrants living within and around San Francisco. ICE Deputy Director Thomas Homan believes that these individuals are “public safety threats,” adding how there are still another 864 undocumented immigrants within the Northern California region who still need to be seized by federal law enforcement. Homan was also particularly critical Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf, who alerted colleagues the forthcoming raid.
Americans are outraged by these actions, as hundreds high school students from Texas recently took to the streets to protest the detention a former classmate due to similar efforts brought forth by ICE.
Immigrants are routinely shafted by the American government, as it has recently been revealed that the Supreme Court declined to hear an important case for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which seeks to protect thousands young immigrants from deportation. The Supreme Court also ruled in favour detaining immigrants indefinitely without the chance bond hearings.