Your Call: How ICE has been emboldened in the Trump era
Since Donald Trump took office, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) says agents have made 43 percent more arrests this year compared to this time last year.
Arrests of individuals whose only crime was crossing the border are also higher. Non-criminal immigration violations have increased threefold. From immigration raids to crackdowns on sanctuary cities, how has ICE been emboldened under the Trump Administration? How is this affecting immigrant communities? What happens after people are deported?
Grisel Ruiz, staff attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Rachael Keast, staff attorney at the Alameda County Office of the Public Defender
Alameda County Public Defender Offices: Public Defender Immigration Representation Project