The new S9 looks almost like last year’s S8, and that’s completely intentional.
Oakland mayor warns ICE raids may be coming this weekend
Published on February 25, 2018 at 11:19AM by By John Wildermuth
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf warned Saturday night that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement could be conducting an operation in the Bay Area in the next day or so.
Federal officials have said in the past that California and the Bay Area could be an enforcement target, due in part to the sanctuary policies adopted by many local cities, which have pledged not to cooperate with immigration authorities in many of their actions.
Schaaf said in a news release her office put out shortly before 8 p.m. that she learned “from multiple credible sources,” that the federal operation was planned, “starting as soon as within the next 24 hours.
US deportations targeting more people with no crime records
Published on February 24, 2018 at 08:53AM by By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) — People arrested by deportation officers increasingly have no criminal backgrounds, according to figures released Friday, reflecting the Trump administration’s commitment to cast a wider net.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said 65 percent of arrests from October to December were criminals, compared to 82 percent during the final full three months of the Obama administration.
Looked at another way, arrests of criminals jumped 14 percent to 25,626 from 22,484, but arrests of non-criminals nearly tripled to 13,548 from 4,918.
Overall, there were 39,174 deportation arrests from October to December, up from 27,402 during the final full three months of the Obama administration.
Trump mulls pulling immigration agents from California
Published on February 23, 2018 at 07:16AM by By ELLIOT SPAGAT and KEN THOMAS, Associated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he may pull the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency out of California, an idea so unlikely that some of his staunchest critics dismissed it as an empty taunt against the state over immigration policies.
Withdrawing ICE, partially or completely, runs counter to Trump’s record of dramatically increasing deportation arrests and pledging to beef up the agency with an additional 10,000 employees. The administration has been threatening more — not less — immigration enforcement in California in response to a new state law that sharply limits cooperation with federal authorities.