While immigration officials claim that these recent raids were not a direct result of Trump's executive order stating that ICE regularly carries out these actions, an AP Fact Check shows that there have already been indications that the Department of Homeland Security - the department that oversees ICE - has changed its tactics. Some users wondered what some of the state's more high profile elected officials were doing about the reported raids.
Immigration authorities in the USA conducted a series of raids across at least six states this week, arresting hundreds of undocumented residents. Her father, despite not having a criminal record and not being the criminal targeted by the raid, was picked up, something Salas said isn't - or hadn't been - typical behavior by ICE agents.
Foreign nationals are arrested during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in Los Angeles, Feb. 7, 2017.
"ICE conducts targeted immigration enforcement in compliance with federal law and agency policy".
"I am asking ICE to clarify whether these individuals are in fact risky, violent threats to our communities, and not people who are here peacefully raising families and contributing to our state", Castro said in a statement.
The ICE operations were the first to take place since President Donald Trump issued an executive order on January 26 expanding the priorities for enforcement.
"We don't want people to live their lives in fear", she said. "A lot of people are scared". There were several reports of people being detained by agents throughout the Austin area and the Mexican Consulate confirmed that 44 Mexican immigrants were detained towards the end of the week in Austin.
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LAPD Lt. Al Labrada called the crowd "peaceful" and said the main concerns were the flow of traffic and pedestrian safety. Bob Libal, the executive director of Grassroots Leadership, an immigration advocacy group in Austin, said in various interviews that his organization's hotline had been overwhelmed with calls.
"Angelenos should not have to fear raids that are disruptive to their peace of mind and bring unnecessary anxiety to our homes, schools, and workplaces", Garcetti said. Asking people for IDs on a bus?
Full numbers for the actions across the country will be made available Monday, the agency said. "And now they've been given the green light by Trump".
Casar continued in his statement saying, "ICE is out in public arresting people in order to retaliate against our community for standing up for our values against people like Abbott and Trump".
Similar protests broke out in Los Angeles, Austin and Phoenix.
In a recent memo to UA students and employees, Hart said she opposed executive order banning entry to citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, which has now been overturned, and indefinitely suspending the refugee program.
"I think their morale has suffered because of the job they were hired to do, and then in their sense, they're. kind of hobbled or, you know, hands tied behind their back, that kind of thing", Kelly said.