As a part of a massive sweep by ICE, officials arrested nearly 500 illegal immigrants living in sanctuary cities across the country. This raid took place over four days in cities all over the country. Those targeted included illegal immigrants who had criminal charges or had known gang affiliations. DACA recipients were not targeted during this raid.
Here are some of the numbers:
Los Angeles: 101
New York: 45
Though the arrests from ICE are up, the deportation numbers have gone down.
Sanctuary Cities, thought to be almost a ‘safe haven’ appears to only have had the opposite effect according to this targeted sweep.