Downtown Protesters Claim ICE Sweeps Of Immigrants Are Spiking

LOS ANGELES ( — Protesters spilled into the streets near downtown L.A.’s immigration detention center Thursday evening, angry over claims that immigration officers conducted sweeps across the Southland earlier Thursday. They say resulted in the arrests of dozens of undocumented immigrants.

“Shut down ICE,” they shouted.

The crowd blocked the on-ramp to the southbound 101 Freeway at Aliso and Los Angeles streets for a chunk of the evening commute. For several hours the protest remained mostly peaceful.

“This is the kind of situation we feared, and here it is,” CHIRLA Executive Director, Angelica Salas, said.

The coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights – or CHIRLA – says they had a surge in calls Thursday from attorneys reporting arrests and detentions of undocumented clients. The organization claims those taken into custody are not getting due process.

“It happens every day, but it’s happening in a large scale now,” a protester said.

“As we were coming here there were five vans and one bus that left this detention center,” CHIRLA Political Director, Polonio Morales, said.

Immigration officials deny there was any spike in arrests, telling CBSLA their immigration enforcement actions are ongoing and that arrests are made routinely. An ICE official says they prioritize cases based on a number of factors including immigration and criminal history.

Those words did little to quiet protesters who believe undocumented immigrants are now prime targets for arrest.


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  1. Good, what part of “illegal” do they not understand?

    1. Frank Morris says:

      Priebus, Paul Ryan and the Rinos are pushing Trump hard to keep Obama’s DACA amnesty.
      As you read this 800 applications a day being accepted and approved for illegals under Obama’s DACA amnesty. We better stop that. Leave a comment on Trump’s facebook page or Tweet. @realDonaldTrump @KellyannePolls @StephenBannon @SenatorSessions @Reince Stop Obama’s executive amnesties!! Keep your promise. #EndDaca

      1. Carl Quick says:

        Send the protesters to Mexico, too. We don’t need traitors and lawless criminals remaining in USA, either.
        US Taxpayers can’t afford Mexicans, or rest of world to come here.
        Obey the law. Computer scientist finds “Exempt income” and government fraud in tax code.
        what is taxed d ot c om

    2. It’s been a long time since we had a President who cared about this country. It’s funny watching Trump’s opponents run around like headless chickens. They don’t know what is hitting them.

      Real Americans revolted against the globalist elite! We wanted our jobs and country back! Our healthcare was too expensive. Mine is $700/month now (AND RISING!). My car insurance is still $25 per month (from Insurance Panda), but what Obama’s plans for that were? Things are getting more and more expensive as it is. Can we really afford to support the world’s homeless?

      It is so nice to wake up happy and not worried about our country. It’s in good hands. President Trump is putting America first. It’s been a very long time since that has happened in Washington…from the president or Congress.

    3. Latino media needs to tell them that President Trump won the election.

  2. An entire story with no evidence of anything? Who are the people that were arrested? Where are their relatives? Is this more alt-right news?

    1. I’m thinking you misunderstand what alt-right news by definition really is.
      I would call this a Left wing “call to arms” protest over routine ICE sweeps.

      Maybe you could call this alt-left news to drum up support over a routine nothing burger.

      1. …or stop using the phrase “alt right”. It’s not a thing, Hillary.

  3. Sanctuary state, how is that working for you illegal aliens?

  4. Dee Win says:

    I love the smell of the RULE OF LAW in the morning! MAGA

  5. Margie James says:

    Stealing someones identity, social security number, or in the case of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, criminal impersonation, should be legal. As long as it doesn’t hurt anybody. These are good people breaking the law and America should allow anyone in this country who wants entry. Then the illegals wouldn’t have to sneak over the border and take American jobs or break our laws. 😉

    1. You have obviously never been the victim of identity theft. If you had, you would know that it affects your credit, your tax returns, and in general, causes a lot of financial/legal problems that can take years to straighten out.

      No one affected? Try again.

      1. I believe she was being facetious

  6. Breaking news: Unnamed sources claim that Tom Waits of CBS is the illegitimate grandson of Joseph Goebbels.

    1. Breaking News: California progressives/liberals are on high alert hysteria mode over Donald Trump. Violent outbursts and made up lies are sure to follow. News at 11.

  7. Enforce the law! Illegals and the anchor babies go back to Mexico!

  8. It’s a great day in America!

  9. Sam Colt says:

    YES! Awesome!
    What took so long?
    Its about focking time they started doing their job!
    Create a bonu$ program for the most head-count in that agency!
    Do it!

    America FIRST!

  10. Deportations of criminal foreigners is long overdue.

  11. Fred Doe says:

    The left will not give up. They are like spoiled little children who will not accept that the adults are home and back in charge. They will now try to control the federal government through corrupt, incompetent judges who will push their agenda instead of following the law.

  12. Fred Doe says:

    ICE, make sure to check the status of all protestors. They are most likely 75% illegal.

  13. Rocky Harden says:

    Why do these illegal aliens think they have the right to waltz over the border and do as they please? No other country in the world allows this except some in Europe, and we see how that’s working out for them. It’s going to take a while for them to get used to the U.S. actually enforcing the law now that the imposter is gone.

  14. I believe the Democrats cheated far bigger than we know in this election, which would mean that the American Voters came out in mass for Trump. America is under assault! It’s only going to get worse and these liberal idiots are part of the problem. Lock and load America, it’s coming!

    1. Frank Morris says:

      Clinton has won the popular vote because illegals were voting. Obama’s DACA Army got driver license, temporary social security numbers, everything they need to vote illegally, THEY DID.

  15. It’s about time. It’s going to take a long time to clean up Obama’s mess!

  16. That’s correct “ILLEGALS” are a prime target. This is like bizzarro world! What in the word “illegal” does not compute? And what “due process” ? They are NOT American citizens, no due process needed! If they like though, they can and should contact their consulate for assistance.

  17. Ram them with your car going 60.

  18. Todd Thomas says:

    How dare the Feds not honor the People’s Republik of Kalifornia’s declaration of sanctuary status…

  19. For illegals, the Age of Grace is over. Finally, comes the Age of Justice. And it there’s nothing unfair about it.

    The more the hubris of these anti-American illegal aliens who have invaded our land becomes apparent by their rioting, the happier I am that Justice has come.

    America first, which means Rule of Law.

  20. Ted Jones says:

    Shocking! Shocking I say! The law is being…..enforced! Ohhhhhhhhhhh the humanity.

  21. Anyone calling to “shut down ICE” is simply an illegal, a criminal or someone harboring one of the filth.

    In each case the outcome should be the same. They should be hanged by the neck from the nearest light pole.

    Guaranteed that this will cut down on the number of “protestors”.

    CHIRLA and the ACLU are nothing less than organized crime.

  22. Let the whiners keep whining. While the illegals may be contributing somewhat to the economy via sales taxes, etc. it is FAR OUTWEIGHED by those who are getting benefits they do not deserve due to their illegal act of entering the country. That is a crime itself, and they make it worse stealing SSN and other people’s identity. Too bad if they get inconvenienced.

  23. So why no protests when Obama deported anyone? He supposedly deported a lot of people. Also need to end birthright citizenship for people who come here illegally, because technically their children are citizens of the country that they are from and also require SS number to get child tax credits.

    1. Mike Herman says:

      True dat. Illegal advocates were using Barry’s “millions have been deported” talking point to show he was enforcing the law and that we don’t need a wall. How is deporting ONE illegal creating more protests than we saw over the last 8 years? You don’t suppose Barry was lying, do you?

  24. Angie Smith says:

    So many arrested illegals…so many lost democrat votes, an American tragedy

  25. Lakewood ED says:

    Rules? Where we’re going, we don’t need rules . . .

  26. Steve Neely says:

    New headlines for the leftmedia: “Protester gather in Iran, LA, chant ‘DEATH TO AMERICA’.”

  27. Clegg Jensen says:

    “The power of Congress “to exclude aliens from the United States and to prescribe the terms and conditions on which they come in” is absolute, being an attribute of the United States As a sovereign nation, through the action of the legislative department, can exclude aliens from its territory is a proposition which we do not think open to controversy. Jurisdiction over its own territory to that extent is an incident of every independent nation. It is a part of its independence. If it could not exclude aliens, it would be to that extent subject to the control of another power. *** The United States, in their relation to foreign countries and their subjects or citizens are one nation, invested with powers which belong to independent nations, the exercise of which can be invoked for the maintenance of its absolute independence and security throughout its entire territory.” — SCOTUS 1889
    >>>>>“If Congress can forbid the entry ***, it can punish those who cooperate in their fraudulent entry.” — SCOTUS 1909<<<<<

  28. blenderrecipes says:

    #ICE #ICE Baby!

  29. “The organization claims those taken into custody are not getting due process.” – CHIRLA

    That’s because they aren’t here legally. Their “due process” is an immediate exit back to where they came.

  30. We should take up a collection and send ICE a nice Thank-You gift.

  31. Toss a net over the protests, and toss them all over the wall.

  32. The lying media is at it again. “Ice Sweeps of Immigrants…” They conveniently leave out that ICE is sweeping ILLEGAL immigrants. Somehow, liberals make no distinction.

  33. Kurt Smith says:

    So why aren’t they cuffin’ and stuffin’ the people who hire these IA’s? Seems a few thousand dollars in fines and law-dog fees would fix about 90% of this problem overnight?

  34. Ross L Rice says:

    Build The Wall! ASAP! With a big beautiful gate that swings open toward Mexico..

  35. California needs to build that high speed train one way to Tijuana.

  36. Cliff Cernek says:

    “This is the kind of situation we feared, and here it is,” CHIRLA Executive Director, Angelica Salas, said. –

    No.. This is the kind of situation the American People Voted for…

  37. Wow, ICE is actually upholding the law. How original. Illegal IS illegal.

  38. Mike Arvand says:

    The protestors need to be on the vans as well. dump them in honduras, and let them work their way back.

  39. Round em’ up, send em’ back.

  40. Bob Suyak says:

    Bravo, bravo do not need any foreign criminals, we already have too many, especially in democrat run big cities. Note”: illegal alien = criminal.

  41. Bill Loyal says:

    This is so refreshing to see. If they are illegal get them OUT and out now.

  42. Jack Lee says:

    The protests will go away once most of the protestors are deported.

  43. Much as we would like to help our Ally, I’m afraid the UK is full. We just have room for one Trump

  44. So… If these are our more dangerous illegals, why the heck are they protesting?

  45. Alex Schmitt says:

    How about putting them all on buses and sending them to the neighborhoods where the 9th Circuit judges live?

  46. Jack Riley says:

    Illegals are not immigrants.

  47. Back in the day, if a person didn’t want other nationalities coming to ‘Merica” they were racists, bigots, xenophobic etc…. But these days, if you have no problem with other nationalities coming in but believe they should obey the law to do so you’re called racists, bigots, xenophobic….. We live in a country governed by the rule of LAW not the will of a MAN (formerly the king of England).

  48. LA illegal voter base, keep up, you lost.

  49. Stu Pedasso says:


  50. camarsh2121 says:

    So glad that ICE is finally allowed to do its job. God speed ICE. What part of “illegal” don’t leftists and illegals understand?

  51. deporting criminals, it’s called the law…

  52. Yeknod Bmudu says:

    Rot in Hell illegal aliens!

  53. Anne Tenney says:

    What the protesters are seeing is the application of law and order. ICE is doing their job, something they were not allowed to do under Obama. As far as rights, these are illegal aliens, they do not have the same rights as legal Americans.

  54. Ken Valley says:

    B’Bye Illegals! We’re changing MexiFornia back to California! La Raza and Puente Communists will also be deported!

  55. I don’t understand why the illegals who are being arrested & deported are so upset. This wouldn’t be an issue if they would come here LEGALLY. Is that too much to ask?

  56. Bob Suyak says:

    U. S. law enforcers doing their job. long overdue, ADIOS.

  57. Rob Drake says:

    Thank GOD this is finally happening. I’ve personally watched major portions of California get wrecked by endless swarms of illegals. You’re welcome to come back if you do the the RIGHT WAY!

  58. James Curry says:

    They must all be so scared….and they should be.

  59. This is so unbelievably hillarious. THEY’RE ENFORCING THE LAW!! HOW DARE THEY!! THEY MUST BE ‘REIGNED IN’! ICE MUST BE STOPPED!!! Bahahahaha! Stupid little snowflakes. I am absolutely loving the comedy value of all this!

  60. The liberals have had a STRANGLEHOLD on the USA’s collective conscience, and it’s laws, for so long now, it’s going to be hell getting back to a responsible society, that knows the difference between right and wrong, good and evil. We are living in the time of BACKWARD THINKING.

  61. Reed Smith says:

    My God…we can’t even enforce federal law anymore; don’t these protesters know that even Mexico enforces its own laws…even more forcefully than we do? Send them back…ALL of them back. If they fear separation from their kids…that is on them…they knew the risks but came anyway…the “cut in line”…since kindergarten, most american learned to detest line cutters, except the pimply faced leftist nerds who were always pushed back to the back of the line

  62. These dopes don’t seem to realize there is a new sheriff in town, and he doesn’t care about protests. The irony is if these idiots had not conducted mass protested way back in 2006, waving Mexican flags and flying the US flag upside down, the whole anti-illegal movement might not have ever got started. The invaders got too bold and kicked the sleeping dog, now they are going to pay for it.

  63. Your are doing a great job ICE. Arrest the protesters while you are at it. Being in the US illegally is against the law. Deport, Deport, Deport!!!

  64. I think this is what the taxpayers hired them to do. Making government work again.

    Milking the American Taxpayers time is OVER!!!!
    God Bless you POTUS Trump. We all REAL Americans Thank you!

  66. It needs to be a felony to shut down roadway to protest.

  67. John McBride says:

    Any protest that results in destruction of property or violent attacks on police of civilians is a felony and any illegal participating is now on the short list for immediate deportation.

  68. jameswlee2014 says:

    Mexican citizens belong in Mexico.

  69. We’re getting rid of them snowflakes. Didn’t you get the memo? We were going to leave California alone, but since all your antics, we’re going AFTER ALL OF THEM! You better form your own Country quick! Because by the time you do, there won’t be any left.

    Go cry to the 9th circuit now!


  70. due process? the 9th circuit court ruled that ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE NOT DUE DUE PROCESS RIGHTS. DEPORT ALL OF THEM. arrest individuals and convict them for interfering with an immigration officer/ ice agent in the performance of their duties.

  71. Get them out, Bye, Bye criminal illegals. Read how Trump defeated Obama and Clinton, “KEK: The Rise of Donald Trump” (released 2017)

  72. Mike Herman says:

    If you are protesting law enforcement for enforcing laws, you might be a criminal.

  73. Mike Herman says:

    If ICE agents aren’t supposed to be deporting illegals, why are we paying them?

  74. Su Yu says:

    They have 25 years of neglect to fix.

  75. I got deported back in the early 70’s after coming back from Nam, and I’m an American citizen!It took me a year to get back, the one good thing about it all I learned Spanish!

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