Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in San Francisco, San Diego, and Los Angeles just finished three weeks of immigration raids. Those who ignored deportation orders or returned to the US after being deported were the targets of the effort.
At a bakery in Palm Springs, 60 agents arrested or detained 51 workers — coming out to more than one agent per detainee. Twenty-one of the workers were later released because they were primary caregivers to children or elderly. The bakery supervisor was also arrested on suspicion of continuing to employ an unauthorized alien.
In Northern California, 20 percent of those arrested had criminal records. The ICE's fugitive operative teams have gone after immigration violators that pose a threat to national security or community safety. The units claim to have deceased the number of people that remain in the US after receiving deportation orders by 34,000, since 2007.