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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Feds planning massive Northern California immigration sweep to strike against sanctuary laws U.S. immigration officials have begun preparing for a major sweep in San Francisco and other Northern California cities in which federal officers would look to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented people while sending a message that immigration policy will be enforced in the sanctuary state, according to a source familiar with the operation. Officials at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, declined to comment Tuesday on plans for the operation. The campaign, centered in the Bay Area, could happen within weeks, and is expected to become the biggest enforcement action of its kind under President Trump, said the source, who requested anonymity because the plans have not been made public.

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Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan slammed Brown for signing SB54, which he said undermined public safety, and signaled he was prepared to take action.

He said at the time that the federal government would not allow California to be "a sanctuary state for illegal aliens" and would have no choice but to "conduct at-large arrests in local neighborhoods and at worksites, which will inevitably result in additional collateral arrests, instead of focusing on arrests at jails and prisons where transfers are safer for ICE officers and the community."

Told of the planned sweep, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California expressed outrage Tuesday, saying immigrants "must not be targeted in raids solely because they are Californians." She said a large-scale operation would show that "the administration is carrying out its enforcement actions to make a political point and not based on the security of the country."

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I wonder when they'll plan raids in southern and midwestern states with heavy illegal participation in construction and manufacturing jobs.

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-16 09:45 PM | Reply

ungodly. illogical. irrational. immoral.
"we've always been at war with eastasia."

#2 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-01-16 09:56 PM | Reply

I really enjoy the threat that ICE agents are going to start arresting political leaders of sanctuary cities.

That's REALLY gonna go over well.

#3 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-01-16 10:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#3

Arresting political opponents? You'd think that would be some sort of line. A suspicious man might see it as warning to others prior to November, 2018.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-17 07:25 AM | Reply

The temptation for Trump to muck with 2018 is going to be enormous.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-17 07:26 AM | Reply

So, expect wine prices to rise accordingly. Trump's war on Agriculture continues.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-17 12:48 PM | Reply

So, expect wine prices to rise accordingly. - #6 | Posted by Danni at 2018-01-17 12:48 PM

Maintaining access to cheap foods is not a sufficient reason to maintain a sub-class of people here unlawfully. - #38 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-01-16 12:41 PM

#7 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-01-17 12:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

--So, expect wine prices to rise accordingly. Trump's war on Agriculture continues.

Oh no, the wine and cheese set might have to pay more for their Chardonnay. The horror!

#8 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-01-17 01:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

So, expect wine prices to rise accordingly. Trump's war on Agriculture continues.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-17 12:48 PM | Reply | Flag

Trump just gets the DOL to issue visa waivers for his vineyards.

www.foxnews.com

He's a living example of buy american, hire american.

#9 | Posted by 726 at 2018-01-18 12:05 PM | Reply

Vineyard labor is being replaced by Wall-Ye robots from France. They're selling like hotcakes.

#10 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-01-18 01:41 PM | Reply

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I invoke Godwin's law.

#11 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-01-18 07:41 PM | Reply

Trump's war on Califnornia continues.
#6 | POSTED BY DANNI

#12 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-01-18 07:45 PM | Reply

This will end up with republicans in jail.

who do you think hires illegals to work in their fields?

#13 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-18 08:04 PM | Reply

13

Farmers?

#14 | Posted by eberly at 2018-01-18 08:05 PM | Reply

Maintaining access to cheap foods is not a sufficient reason to maintain a sub-class of people here unlawfully. - #38 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-01-16 12:41 PM

I disagree. I believe providing cheep food is a sufficient reason to maintain people here, no matter how they entered the country.

Perhaps you'd prefer (more) people go hungry.

But, if we need illegal immigration in order to feed people. Then we need illegal immigration. (Or to better state it, we need to rethink and rewrite our immigration laws.)

Not everyone can buy food at Whole Foods prices. A lot of people struggle to afford food at Walmart prices.

#15 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-01-18 08:05 PM | Reply

"Trump's war on Agriculture continues."

Yeah but that's the red part of the country......should make you happy

#16 | Posted by eberly at 2018-01-18 08:06 PM | Reply

#16

Agriculture is HUGE in California.

#17 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-01-18 08:09 PM | Reply

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Yes but it's red, not blue in those regions.

#18 | Posted by eberly at 2018-01-18 08:10 PM | Reply

@ #14

Like Congress jerk Doug Lamalfa who gets more farm subsidies than any other congressman and his kids are even worse.

#19 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-18 08:11 PM | Reply

The flip side of the coin.

The state's top cop issued a warning to California employers Thursday that businesses face legal repercussions, including fines up to $10,000, if they assist federal immigration authorities with a potential widespread immigration crackdown.

"It's important, given these rumors that are out there, to let people know – more specifically today, employers – that if they voluntarily start giving up information about their employees or access to their employees in ways that contradict our new California laws, they subject themselves to actions by my office," state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said at a news conference. "We will prosecute those who violate the law." www.sacbee.com

#20 | Posted by et_al at 2018-01-18 08:19 PM | Reply

#20

What do you disagree with in that blurb you posted, EtAl?

I'm not sure what the "new" California laws are. But should federal officers be allowed to break state laws?

#21 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-01-18 08:29 PM | Reply

What do you disagree with in that blurb you posted, EtAl?

Criminalizing an employer's voluntary cooperation with federal law enforcement.

I'm not sure what the "new" California laws are.

Well, you could read the article. It bullet points the key provisions and has a link to the statute.

But should federal officers be allowed to break state laws?

Read the article and try again.

#22 | Posted by et_al at 2018-01-18 08:37 PM | Reply

Yes but it's red, not blue in those regions.
#18 | POSTED BY EBERLY

Yes but they're lumped in with libbie Cali, not red overall.

#23 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-01-18 08:41 PM | Reply

#20 | POSTED BY ET_AL

What an incredibly pro-business (err, pro-businesses employing illegals) stance to take.

#24 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-01-18 08:43 PM | Reply

#24

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To be fair the sign is fake but satire can be revealing.

#25 | Posted by et_al at 2018-01-18 08:53 PM | Reply

Trump lost California and his idiot supporters need to get over this.

#26 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-18 08:54 PM | Reply

"To be fair the sign is fake but satire can be revealing."

What did it reveal?

#27 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-18 09:27 PM | Reply

"Maintaining access to cheap foods is not a sufficient reason to maintain a sub-class of people here unlawfully."

The Invisible Hand says you're exactly wrong about that.
So, why should we listen to you, when you're so wrong?

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-18 09:36 PM | Reply

▪ Requires employers to ask immigration agents for a warrant before granting access to a worksite.

I'm sure most employers would prefer not to have the Feds checking out their place of business. Plus. I'm sure no one is reporting the employers if the Feds ever did gain access to a worksite. Especially if they obtained a warrant.

▪ Prevents employers from voluntarily sharing confidential employee information without a subpoena.

Yea. Please don't share confidential information about anyone without a subpoena. This is called employee protection. I approve.

The rest are laws listed are up to the employer and employees to utilize at their discretion.

Not a big deal.

#29 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-01-18 09:37 PM | Reply

What did it reveal?

Conservative humor.

#30 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-01-18 09:38 PM | Reply

Californians deserve to die from gang violence.

That's satire to them.

Except it's also what they believe is the natural consequence of sanctuaty city policy.

You'd have to be illiterate or a real snake in the grass to call that satire.

It's pretty clear which Et_Al is.

#31 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-19 12:10 AM | Reply

Unless of course that was his point too!

In that case, bienvenidos a California amigo, ¡viva la raza!

#32 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-19 12:12 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

It's pretty clear which Et_Al is.
#31 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Harsh! I'm no conservative, live in San Diego and I thought it was funny.

Besides, best way to out MS13 is for them to be corralled in a sanctuary city. L.A. already proved this.

#33 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-01-19 01:13 AM | Reply

Snoofy has a chronic lack of humor. He can't even laugh at American politics.

#34 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-01-19 09:04 AM | Reply

The photoshopped sign isn't a joke, it's an accurate depiction of conservative beliefs.

That's why it's not funny. Just stupid, like the conservatives who believe those things.

#35 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-19 12:11 PM | Reply

So, expect wine prices to rise accordingly. - #6 | Posted by Danni at 2018-01-17 12:48 PM
Maintaining access to cheap foods is not a sufficient reason to maintain a sub-class of people here unlawfully. - #38 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-01-16 12:41 PM

#7 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

So...make them legal. Problem solved! Damn I'm smart.

#36 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-01-19 01:20 PM | Reply

That's why it's not funny. Just stupid, like the conservatives who believe those things.
#35 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Man, who pissed in your coffee this morning?

#37 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-01-19 07:31 PM | Reply

No piss needed to call out the conservative understanding of sanctuary cities for what it is, which is ignorant and uninformed.
You're a criminal justice guy, maybe you'd like to explain it to them....
Ha! Like they'll listen to an expert!

#38 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-19 08:12 PM | Reply

I believe the Supremacy Clause applies here. This will probably end up in the Supreme Court.

Although I believe they have already weighed in when it comes to immigration. If I remember correctly when Arizona passed immigration laws of their own, the Obama justice department challenged this in the courts and the decision was that in matters if immigration Federal law rules.

Supremacy Clause

#39 | Posted by sawdust at 2018-01-20 08:38 AM | Reply

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