Finally, a trickle of illegal immigrants have been deported. What they have in common justifies President Trump making this issue a top priority in his first weeks in office.
Of the 160 people who were arrested, 150 have criminal histories, including serious offenses, and many were previously deported or told to leave the country, via CBS Los Angeles.
Many of these illegals have been arrested on charges of violent crimes including assault and sexual abuse of children. The deportees were from 12 countries and 95 percent men.
These arrests began on Monday of last week and ended on Friday in five counties in California. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement called it a “five-day targeted enforcement operation.”
Immigration advocates took many calls Thursday, both from immigrants and lawyers who were reporting raids being committed against businesses and private homes in Los Angeles, as well as Van Nuys, San Bernardino, Oxnard, Downey, and more cities in the general area.
Karla Navarrete, a lawyer, stated on Friday that her firm is looking to prevent the deportation of a man who was arrested but who lawyers claim have no criminal record, even though he is an illegal in this country. I don’t understand why liberals seem to think breaking immigration law is not breaking the law.
Similar raids happened in other cities, including Atlanta, Georgia and Austin, Texas, but these raids have not been officially confirmed as of yet by state officials.
One report from the Pew Research Center found that one in five immigrants is in this country through illicit means, and most of them live in Los Angeles or New York City. They also estimate that two million immigrants lived in these two cities in 2014. The rate must have only gone up.