By: Red Pill | 02-16-2018 | News
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ICE Sweep Arrests 212 Illegal Aliens and Cracks Down on 122 LA Businesses

One of the largest sweeps inside of Los Angeles to date by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has netted several hundred illegal aliens and nearly half that number of businesses have also been served with documents to search their records for potentially hiring illegal aliens.

The Acting Director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency Tom Homan has made clear to the Democratic stronghold of California that their controversial "Sanctuary State" laws mean nothing to the United States of America's Federal Government, and this has been proven yet again after ICE rounded up 212 illegal aliens this week in a massive crackdown in Los Angeles.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ICE operation in LA results in 212 arrests, 122 notices of inspection <a href="https://t.co/QNFfm0vBA7">https://t.co/QNFfm0vBA7</a> <a href="https://t.co/lUANGm8f2G">pic.twitter.com/lUANGm8f2G</a></p>&mdash; ICE (@ICEgov) <a href="https://twitter.com/ICEgov/status/964540175031390208?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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During this week's raids, ICE agents sent federal audit notices to 122 local businesses to require each of the companies to show proof they haven't employed illegal aliens inside or their business.

ICE has also stated that nearly 88% of the illegal aliens arrested were previously convicted criminals, further destroying the attempts to portray many of these individuals as simply "wanting to work and provide for their families," an atrocious propaganda effort spewed by the far-left in order to generate support for their continued allowance of these fugitives into their cities.

Just yesterday,<a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/18526-Data-Shows-90-of-ICE-Arrests-Had-Pending-Charges-and-Criminal-Records"> The Goldwater reported </a>that the Pew Research Center has determined 90% of all illegal aliens arrested by ICE have prior criminal convictions.

The ICE press release states that 195 of the 212 illegals arrested were either convicted criminals, had been issued a final order of removal and failed to depart the United States, or had been previously removed from the United States and returned illegally.

More than 55 percent had prior felony convictions for serious or violent offenses, such as child sex crimes, weapons charges, and assault, or had past convictions for significant or multiple misdemeanors.

After California's Governor Jerry Brown signed a controversial "Sanctuary State" bill known as SB54, ICE Acting Director Tom Homan<a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/9275-ICE-Director-Says-to-California-after-Sanctuary-State-Law-We-re-Coming-Anyway"> blasted the state's leadership </a>for their defiance of federal law and told the state they should expect ICE agents with or without their cooperation.

After SB54 was signed, it barred local law enforcement agencies inside of California from contacting Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials whenever an illegal alien is arrested, as would happen in most states.

In California, unless an illegal alien was charged with a felony crime, there is no communication between local police, sheriff's departments, or state law enforcement with ICE.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ICEintheNews?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ICEintheNews</a>: ICE Acting Director Homan discusses some of the challenges he faces when dealing with undocumented immigration, sanctuary cities, as well local and state jurisdictions (courtesy <a href="https://twitter.com/ABC7News?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ABC7News</a>) <a href="https://t.co/0sWTw97LUE">https://t.co/0sWTw97LUE</a></p>&mdash; ICE (@ICEgov) <a href="https://twitter.com/ICEgov/status/964555099770060801?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Similar sweeps from ICE inside of California have been underway ever since President Trump took office, and Director Homan has consistently stated that federal agents will not be deterred from their end goal of protecting American citizens from criminal illegal aliens.

<v><i><a href="https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-operation-la-results-212-arrests-122-notices-inspection"> ICE Acting Director Thomas D. Homan released the following statement on the agency's website:</a></i></b>

<blockquote>"Because sanctuary jurisdictions like Los Angeles prevent ICE from arresting criminal aliens in the secure confines of a jail, our officers are forced to conduct at-large arrests in the community, putting officers, the general public, and the aliens at greater risk and increasing the incidents of collateral arrests."</blockquote>

<blockquote>"Fewer jail arrests mean more arrests on the street, and that also requires more resources, which is why we are forced to send additional resources to those areas to meet operational needs and officer safety. Consistent with our public safety mission, 88 percent of those arrested during this operation were convicted criminals."</blockquote>

The sweeps were conducted by a local field office in conjunction with the Pacific Enforcement Response Center (PERC).

ICE also said that their agency no longer exempts classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement. All of those in violation of the immigration laws may be subject to immigration arrest, detention and, if found removable by final order, removal from the United States.

With this operation, ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) served a whopping 122 "notices of inspection" to a variety of businesses in the Los Angeles area.

A "notice of inspection' alerts business owners that ICE is going to<a href="https://www.ice.gov/factsheets/i9-inspection"> audit their hiring records </a>to determine whether or not they are in compliance with the law by hiring illegal aliens.

If the businesses are found to not be in compliance with the law, they will face civil fines and potential criminal prosecution.

Any potential criminal charges or other penalties will be coordinated with the U.S. Department of Justice.

As per United States immigration laws as well as federal employment laws, all employers are required to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all individuals they hire, and to document that information using the proper forms.

ICE didn't say exactly how many of the businesses they believe have hired illegal aliens, but the agency did say that in 2017 they made 1,390 audits of businesses which resulted in 139 criminal arrests and 172 administrative arrests.

Those businesses were also ordered to pay $97.6 million in judicial forfeiture, fines and restitution and $7.8 million in civil fines, including Asplundh Tree Experts in Philadelphia which resulted in the<a href="https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/asplundh-tree-experts-co-pays-largest-civil-settlement-agreement-ever-levied-ice"> the largest court-ordered settlement </a>in ICE history at $80 million dollars of forfeiture for their scheme of hiring illegal aliens.

<i>ICE is not an agency that's playing games with businesses or states who chose to defy federal law.</i>

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Anonymous No. 18665 2018-02-17 : 23:49

ICE needs our full support. Illegal immigration is one of the greatest threats to this country. Anyone who is willing to enter a country illegally and take jobs away from legal residents and take advantage of the country's schools, hospitals, parks, etc. is not the kind of person that will be good for the country. All illegal aliens are, by the very fact that they came here illegally, destroying our sovereign country. If we have stricter enforcement of our immigration laws, MANY of the other problems that we face as a society would cease to exist.

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