During a five day raid in the country’s most famous sanctuary state, more precisely Los Angeles, California, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested no less than 212 illegal aliens, of which a whopping 195 were convicted criminals. Trump’s prescient words “they are not sending their best” just got a new meaning.
The raid targeted 122 businesses known for hiring illegal aliens in the greater Los Angeles area. 88 percent of the illegals arrested were either issued a deportation order (a final order of removal in politically correct terms), were convicted criminals or had been deported previously yet managed to sneak back in. 55 percent of those arrested were previously convicted on assault, child-sex crimes, weapons charges or multiple misdemeanors. ICE sent notices of inspections to those businesses caught hiring illegals, announcing them that all of their employees must be verified with regard to their legal status in the US.
ICE director Thomas Homan blasted California officials for their sanctuary policies, which permits jails to release criminals (illegal aliens) even if Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests for the illegals to be hold down for deportation. With California blocking ICE from deporting illegal aliens directly from jail, these large scale raids are a necessity, alleged Thomas Homan:
“Because sanctuary jurisdictions like Los Angeles prevent ICE from arresting criminal aliens in the secure confines of a jail, our officers are forced to conduct at-large arrests in the community, putting officers, the general public and the aliens at greater risk and increasing the incidents of collateral arrests.”