ICE Representatives Target 77 Northern California Organisations In Immigration Sweep

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By Express News Desk|Updated: February 03, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF)— Federal immigration representatives introduced their much expected crackdown on Northern California companies today, serving them with three-day notifications requiring they produce evidence their staff members are lawfully permitted to operate in the United States.

While no instant arrests were reported, worries installed that ICE representatives would let loose a series of raids much like the ones that targeted 7-Eleven shops in early January. Representatives swept into 98 shops across the country with 21 thought undocumented staff members apprehended.

Congresswoman Jackie Speier was crucial of the raids, declaring President Donald Trump had actually drawn a bulls-eye on California over it’s sanctuary state and extensive sanctuary city policies.

” I believe these ICE raids are targeted at California business in specific since we’re a blue state,” she stated. And the president desires to make an example of California.”

Deputy Santa Clara County Executive David Campos, a previous San Francisco Supervisor, concurs.

” We think the federal government has actually stated war on immigrants,” he informed KPIX 5. “We are preparing to safeguard our citizens.”

ICE authorities launched a declaration stating– “The actions taken today show Homeland Security’s examinations stepped up efforts … to impose laws that restrict organisations from working with prohibited employees.”

Business were found in the Bay Area and Sacramento. ICE spokesperson James Schwab did not launch the names of business targeted, however informed the Sacramento Bee they did consist of dining establishments and a “variety of companies primarily unassociated to each other.”

The raids provide a problem for entrepreneur. If challenged with ICE needs for records or gain access to, they come simply a week after California Attorney General Xavier Becerra cautioned services about a brand-new state law safeguarding employee personal privacy.

The Immigrant Worker Protection Act needs that companies post notifications about the federal need for records within 72 hours of being served. Any unions covering workers likewise have to be alerted.

“Be mindful of this brand-new law since lack of knowledge of the law is no reason,” Becerra stated in an interview with The Sacramento Bee.