Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents performed raids this week in Northern California, which came just a month after agents raided almost 100 7-Eleven stores across the country.
According to ICE officials, agents searched 77 businesses in the San Francisco and Sacramento areas. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, this is the largest localized raid since President Donald Trump took office.
Prior to the raid, Fox news spoke with ICE acting director Thomas Homan. His response to critics of the raids was, “I didn’t think Congress was in the business of enacting law that they didn’t want law enforcement to enforce. I’m enforcing the laws that Congress enacted.”
ICE officials did not identify which businesses were included in the latest raid, nor did they reveal if there were any arrests, unlike the 7-Eleven raids which netted 21 arrests.
According to the Chronicle, federal immigration officials issued notices of inspection, and ordered the businesses to provide proof their employees are legally allowed to work in the U.S., giving them three days to comply.
Democratic lawmakers have been losing their minds since they heard of the impending raids. Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Santa Clara), said the administration is targeting immigrants to make a political point.
“Immigrants are the backbone of our country, and such raids will only incite fear in our communities and undermine public safety,” he said in a statement. “We must stand up for their rights.”
Xavier Becerra, the pro-open borders California attorney general warned employers not to comply with ICE agents and investigators.
.@AGBecerra to employers helping federal immigration authorities re: rumors of immigration raids across Northern California “We will prosecute those who violate (California) law.”
— Angela Hart (@ahartreports) January 18, 2018
“We will, as always, work with our federal partners in every respect to go after drug dealers, human traffickers, potential terrorists,” Becerra said in January. “We’re not in the business of deportation. We’re in the business of public safety.”
Apparently, California officials are only willing to follow some laws.