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Your Call: How ICE has been emboldened in the Trump era

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ICE Operation Cross Check September 28, 2011

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?

Guests:

Grisel Ruiz, staff attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Rachael Keast, staff attorney at the Alameda County Office of the Public Defender

Web Resources:

Alameda County Public Defender Offices: Public Defender Immigration Representation Project

The Intercept: TOP TRUMP OFFICIAL JOHN KELLY ORDERED ICE TO PORTRAY IMMIGRANTS AS CRIMINALS TO JUSTIFY RAIDS

The Nation: ICE Wants to Destroy Its Records of In-Custody Deaths, Sexual Assault, and Other Detainee Files

New York Times: U.S. to Collect Social Media Data on All Immigrants Entering Country

KQED: Santa Cruz Police: ICE Lied to Us About Immigration Arrests

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.