Friday, May 26, 2017

Immigration raids targeting criminals in LA area. Liberal self righteousness puts your life in danger.

Federal immigration agents arrested nearly 200 people in the Los Angeles area during a five-day dragnet targeting criminal offenders living in the country illegally, U.S. officials said Thursday.
Agents arrested 188 people in an operation targeting “at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and immigration fugitives,” according to a statement from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Nearly 90% — 169 — of those arrested in the operation, which ended Wednesday, had prior convictions, officials said. Those arrested included nationals from 11 countries. The majority, 146 people, are from Mexico. Others are nationals of El Salvador, Armenia, Honduras, Thailand, Yugoslavia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Russia and the Philippines, according to ICE. Among them was a 29-year-old Salvadoran national who was deported in 2013 after serving a nine-year prison term for rape and who returned to the United States illegally, ICE said in a statement. Also detained were a previously deported 51-year-old from Mexico convicted of cocaine trafficking, a 47-year-old from Mexico with prior convictions for felony assault and another conviction for battery, and a 26-year-old Salvadoran national who is a registered sex offender, according to ICE.
Other criminal convictions included drug offenses, domestic violence, DUI, sex crimes, battery, weapons violations, assault, burglary, fraud, vehicle theft, arson, cruelty to a child, robbery, obstructing justice, property damage, larceny, escape, manslaughter, prostitution, trespassing, incest, receipt of stolen property, and illegal entry or re-entry, ICE said.
Immigrants who are not being criminally prosecuted will be processed for removal from the country, ICE said.
“By taking these individuals off the streets and removing them from the country, we’re making our communities safer for everyone,” David Marin, field office director for enforcement and removal operations in Los Angeles, said in a statement.
Officials have said that ICE practices in Los Angeles have not changed, despite President Trump’s promised crackdown on those in the United States illegally.
Although arrests by ICE are up 35% nationwide since Trump took office, they remain relatively flat in Southern California as of earlier this month. Arrests of immigrants without criminal pasts have remained low in the L.A. region as well, as agents are doing little, if anything, differently from what they were under the previous administration, ICE officials say.
The 188 arrests made this week are in line with the number of people nabbed in similar operations ICE periodically carries out in the region. In February, for example, more than 150 people were arrested during a weeklong campaign, and ICE again ramped up arrests during a several-day stretch last July, which resulted in 112 arrests.
ICE refers to the increased activity as expanded enforcement operations to set them apart from typical arrest levels, which are somewhat lower. ICE’s Los Angeles field office, which covers a huge area from San Luis Obispo to San Clemente and from the coast to the Nevada border, has nine teams of agents who arrest people suspected of being in the country illegally. At least one of the teams is active each day and will typically target just a handful of people.
Other agents, meanwhile, focus on arresting people as they are released from local jails.
In the three months after Trump took office, agents in the L.A. field office made 2,273 arrests — marking little change from the 2,166 arrests during the same period last year and a decline from the 2,719 arrests in 2015, according to ICE figures. Ninety percent of the people arrested this year had criminal records, the highest percentage among all ICE offices in the United States, the numbers show.
The L.A. figures differ starkly from those in Atlanta, Dallas and elsewhere, where the number of people without criminal records arrested by ICE has jumped dramatically in the months since Trump took office. In Atlanta, for example, noncriminal arrests rose more than fivefold over last year and accounted for a third of all ICE arrests.

Some statistics posted by a commenter to this article give facts to these raids:

There are crucial reasons for state and local governments to allow law enforcement to fully cooperate with federal law. Sanctuary cities are magnets for previously
deported aliens, gangs, drug traffickers, and other alien criminals who increase the crime rate.

An October 2014 report from ICE that was made public in 2015 detailed 276 sanctuary cities that released 8,145 illegal migrants of whom
1,867 were later arrested 4,298 times with multiple violations amounting to 7,491 charges.
Illegal migrants are 3.5 percent of the U.S. population
37.6 percent of federal sentences 
13.6 percent of all offenders sentenced for crimes nationwide.

The undocumented comprise 
12 percent of murder sentences
20 percent of kidnapping sentences 
16 percent of drug trafficking sentences. 
7 percent of the California population but over 
12 percent of the state prison population.

An IGS-UC Berkeley poll shows that 
74 percent of Californians want sanctuary cities ended;
65 percent of Hispanics,
70 percent of independents
73 percent of Democrats and
82 percent of Republicans.

Recognizing strong public concern, California’s law enforcement organizations should speak out against being restricted from cooperating with federal authorities, and demand compliance to make our communities safer.

Justice is blind,and the law makes everyone equal.What all criminals have in common is that they broke the law.

Federal Justice Statistics,

In 2014, defendants charged with immigration
(89%), weapons (87%), drug (85%), or violent (83%)
offenses were more likely than other defendants to be detained prior to trial.

In 2014, the five federal judicial districts along the
U.S.-Mexico border accounted for 
61% of federal arrests
55% of suspects investigated
39% of offenders sentenced to federal prison.

There were 81,881 federal immigration arrests made in 2014—one-half of all federal arrests.
Cocaine (25%) was the most common drug type involved in arrests by the Drug Enforcement Administration in 2014.

Nearly a third (32%) of defendants charged in U.S. district court in 2014 were from Mexico
5% were from Central America, and 2% were from the Caribbean.

Seventeen percent of immigration offenders released in 2012
were returned to federal prison within 3 years of release
Immigration arrests
There were 81,881 immigration arrests made in 2014
Immigration offenses include illegal entry, illegal reentry, alien smuggling, and visa fraud. 
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has primary law enforcement responsibility
for immigration offenses, and its law enforcement agencies made 99% of the 81,881 immigration arrests in 2014. 
Sex offense arrests
Sex offenses were the fastest growing federal arrest offense from 2010 to 2014

Drug offense arrests
Drug offenses were the second most common arrest offense in 2014

Patterns in DEA drug arrests

Patterns in DEA drug arrests 
Suspects of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 42% of DEA arrestees in 2014
In 2014, Hispanic or Latino (42%) arrestees made up the largest number of suspects arrested by the DEA followed by white (31%) and black (24%) suspects.
Hispanic suspects made up
57% of arrests for cocaine powder offenses,
47% of arrests for methamphetamine
45% of arrests for heroin offenses.

Most DEA arrestees in 2014 were male (81%) and age 34 or younger (56%)
Males accounted for 81% of all DEA arrests in 2014.
Twenty-three percent of male suspects were arrested for methamphetamine, 

In 2014, most females arrested by the DEA were white, while most males were Hispanic 

Two-thirds of suspects in matters referred to U.S. attorneys in
2014 were charged with an immigration or drug offense as
the most serious charge

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