Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement in response to reports of immigration raids in California.
“I’m alarmed by reports of immigration enforcement in homes and workplaces in California. President Trump has already ignited widespread fear and confusion in our immigrant communities with his executive order and divisive campaign rhetoric. If the reports are accurate, these raids only add to the anxiety about what’s to come from this administration.
“News reports indicate that up to 100 undocumented immigrants in Los Angeles County have been arrested by federal immigration agents in recent days.
“These reports show the serious consequences of the president’s executive order, which allows all undocumented immigrants to be categorized as criminals and requires increased enforcement in communities, rather than prioritizing dangerous criminals.
“President Trump’s policy change betrays our values. Tearing families apart isn’t what this country stands for and I am working closely with local law enforcement, public officials and advocates to make sure that doesn’t happen in my state.”