10Feb

Supervisor Hahn Releases Statement on ICE Raids Across LA County

Los Angeles, CA—Today, Supervisor Janice Hahn released the following statement in response to reports that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had arrested 160 people across Los Angeles County and Southern California in immigration raids:

“Reports of ICE raids in homes and workplaces are alarming and only add to widespread fear among our local immigrant communities. Information from ICE has been limited and I am deeply concerned about reports that individuals with no criminal history outside of their immigration status were swept up in the raids.

Our immigrant communities deserve answers and we have a right to know about any changes in ICE policy that could have triggered new raids. I will be seeking complete details of these recent detentions from ICE as well as details about any changes in deportation policy, priorities, or procedures that they have taken up since the new administration took office.”

Contact: Liz Odendahl

lodendahl@bos.lacounty.gov

(213) 379-6301