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ICE Operation in LA Results in 212 Arrests

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Friday, 16 February 2018 01:24 PM

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers made 212 arrests in Los Angeles this week, The Washington Times reported Friday.

Nearly all of the people arrested were illegal immigrants, ICE reported.

Los Angeles is a sanctuary city, meaning that it does not fully cooperate with federal authorities on deportations from within the city’s jails, which means ICE officers must go into the community to make the arrests.

“Fewer jail arrests mean more arrests on the street, and that also requires more resources, which is why we are forced to send additional resources to those areas to meet operational needs and officer safety…Consistent with our public safety mission, 88 percent of those arrested during this operation were convicted criminals,” ICE deputy director Thomas Homan said in The Washington Times.

Federal deportation officers also served audit notices to 122 businesses, which would require the businesses to prove they are not hiring illegal immigrants, the report said.

“It’s a deterrent to somebody who is thinking about crossing the border, paying a smuggler, and taking that perilous journey. If there isn’t that pull factor or perceived easy employment on the other side, there isn’t that incentive to cross in the first place,” said Dani Bennett, an ICE spokeswoman, in The Los Angeles Times.

The 122 notices came after 77 notices served to businesses in northern California earlier in 2018, The Washington Times reported.

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