STATEMENT: California Senate Leader on ICE Raids

Thursday, February 09, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement on reports of raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement across Southern California:

“There are reports that ICE today executed raids across Southern California. I have asked federal officials to disclose how many children, men, and women they have detained; what the processing time will be; what the rationale is for their detention; and I asked that everyone be offered access to an attorney.

“To my constituents, I implore you to know your rights by visiting this website. We will continue to work aggressively to protect law-abiding immigrants because you and your families are a great value to our society.

“It is now clear the Trump Administration is not concerned with public safety, they are only focused on ripping hard-working men, women, and children from their families and communities. Mass deportations will not make us safer, instead they will simply undermine our state’s economy.”

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"Hay reportes que ICE hoy realizó redadas en todo el Sur de California. Yo he pedido a funcionarios federales que revelen cuántos hombres, mujeres y niños han detenido; cuál será el tiempo de procesamiento; cuál es la razón de su detención; y solicité que se les ofreciera acceso a un abogado.

"A mis electores, les imploro que conozcan sus derechos si estos funcionarios se acercan a ustedes visitando este portal de internet. Continuaremos trabajando agresivamente para proteger a los inmigrantes que se apegan a las leyes porque ustedes y sus familias son un gran valor para nuestra sociedad.

"Ahora está claro que la Administración Trump no se preocupa por la seguridad pública, sino que sólo se enfocan en arrancar a hombres y mujeres que trabajan duro de sus familias y comunidades. Las deportaciones en masa no nos harán más seguros, sino que simplemente socavarán la economía de nuestro estado.”

 

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