Monday, June 5, 2017

And Now For Some Good News: Half of California Adults Believe Someone They Know Could Be Deported Under Trump

President Donald Trump has long voiced hard-line immigration stances. That has a majority of Californians—some 62 percent of whom voted for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election—concerned about deportations, according to a new poll.
Fifty-one percent of California adults said increased federal immigration enforcement left them worried someone they know could be deported, according to the survey from the Public Policy Institute of California. Thirty percent said they worry "a lot" that someone they know could get deported, according to the poll.
Under Trump, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has ramped up deportation efforts, which the White House has said targets undocumented immigrants with criminal backgrounds. But undocumented immigrants who have done nothing wrong also can get caught up in raids and can be deported at any time.
A Capital & Main report published at Newsweek detailed panic in immigrant communities. A raid in Santa Cruz, California, by local law enforcement and ICE agents resulted in the arrest of 10 alleged gang members, but in addition led to the detainment of 10 undocumented residents who were not the target of a criminal investigation.
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