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Vol. 29 No. 10 - ICE SAYS DETAINERS ARE OPTIONAL | California Municipal Lawyers Jones & Mayer - City Attorney
ecause of that, and because there is much confusion regarding the legal status of those detainers, I contacted Timothy Aitken, ICE's San Francisco Field Director, and followed up with a letter to him, dated January 28, 2014, asking for clarification on behalf of the California State Sheriffs' Association.
was kind enough to forward our request to Washington, D.C. for a response but we have not received a reply from either the DHS or ICE
ICE's field office director in ...
ICE's field office director in San Francisco, Timothy Aitken, denied the petition.
"We go out and arrest people ...
"We go out and arrest people every day, but not at this magnitude," said Timothy Aitken, who heads Immigration and Customs Enforcement's field office in San Francisco.
Hispanic Business Forums - MASSIVE Immigration Sweep Yields 761 Arrests
This portion of the yearlong "Operation Return to Sender" took place primarily in Concord and Richmond and targeted fugitives who had ignored final deportation orders, said Timothy Aitken, deputy director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's detention and removal office in San Francisco.ICE
is the agency that now performs the enforcement functions of the old Immigration
and Naturalization Service.
Agents also picked up 94 other undocumented immigrants they encountered in the process, he
Latino community advocates said the enforcement action has sown fear in East Bay immigrant communities.
Just over half of those arrested were Mexican citizens, he
said.The rest were from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, India, the Philippines, Afghanistan, Fiji and Brazil.
Of the 119 people arrested, 18 were criminals, said Aitken
, including people who had been convicted of possession of a controlled substance, possession of dangerous weapons, annoying and molesting children, disorderly conduct and driving under the influence with prior convictions.
"We want to go after the worst of the worst; we go after people who have ignored a judge's order," Aitken
said the three fugitive operations teams he
manages make similar arrests every day and not just as part of specific campaigns.His
teams are trying to track down almost 15,000 people between Bakersfield and the Oregon border who have absconded from deportation orders, he
[Tim Aitken, field office director for ...
[Tim Aitken, field office director for Immigration and Customs Enforcement's detention operations in San Francisco] said federal officials should be allowed access to juvenile hall and adult jail so they can check inmates' immigration status more easily.
For all the back-and-forth over the issue, Aitken
said, the city officials' revised policy of referring juvenile offenders is still an improvement over their former refusal to do so.
...[Tim Aitken, field office director for Immigration and Customs Enforcement's detention operations in San Francisco] said federal officials should be allowed access to juvenile hall and adult jail so they can check inmates' immigration status more easily.