ICE Ignores New California Law

ICE Ignores New California Law

(UnitedVoice.com) – California passed a law recently in an attempt to protect illegal immigrants. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have decided that their duty is to protect the citizens of the United States and are now ignoring the new law.

The Law

The Law that ICE officials are ignoring states that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement are not allowed to arrest anyone inside or around a courthouse in California unless they have a warrant from a judge.

Requiring that ICE agents get a judicial warrant is another way to prevent them from arresting illegal immigrants. Because of the high number of immigrants in the country without permission, administrative warrants are typically issued. These are easier to get and take less time. Requiring that a judge sign off on a warrant is just one more obstacle placed in the path of the men and women trying to protect us.

So far, there are six other states that have similar laws: New York, Oregon, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New Jersey and Washington.

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Arrests

Although ICE agents have been respecting these laws since they started popping up last year, the Trump administration recently decided that enough is enough.

As we reported earlier this week, elite teams of Border Patrol agents are being sent to sanctuary cities across the country to help local ICE officers detain illegal immigrants.

While Border Patrol agents were not part of the arrests that happened in California, it does appear that it might be part of a larger plan to take care of America’s immigration problem.

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The arrests happened in Sonoma County and the county’s DA and public defender have both come out in condemnation of the arrests. Sonoma County Counsel Bruce Goldstein said that the arrests were against the law and that there is now going to be “total fear in the community.”

ICE Field Office Director David Jennings responded by saying that the arrests weren’t lawless because federal laws supersede California law, adding that “Our officers will not have their hands tied by sanctuary rules when enforcing immigration laws.”

We thank all the brave ICE agents all over America working hard to keep our streets safe, regardless of how many people might be fighting against them.

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