Other arrests took place in Denver (63), MA (50), NY (45), Portland, Oregon (33), Illinois' Cook County (30), Baltimore (28), California's Santa Clara (27) and Washington, D.C. (14).
The operation targeted cities and states where local and state police have said they will not help enforce US immigration law - for example, they will not hold people on immigration detainers or will not allow immigration officials to conduct interviews in their jails. OR is one of those jurisdictions.
U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 1 people in Seattle and 26 in Washington State as part of a four-day operation cracking down on sanctuary cities that shelter undocumented immigrants. Agents also nabbed 18 gang members and 104 illegal immigrants who previously had been deported.
ICE officials say the raids focused on people wanted on criminal charges, but they said if federal agents encountered undocumented immigrants who are here unlawfully they were arrested too - even if they faced no criminal charges.
Operation "Safe City" focused on sanctuary cities, which are cities and regions where ICE deportation officers are denied access to jails and prisons to interview suspected immigration violators or jurisdictions where ICE detainers are not honored.
ICE conducted a nationwide sweep called operation "Safe City" that resulted in hundreds of people being arrested, including more than two dozen in Maryland.
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Sessions defined "sanctuary jurisdictions" in late May as any jurisdiction violating a law that states local governments can't restrict information about citizenship or immigration status from certain federal agents. Of those arrested in the Bay Area, 23 had previous criminal convictions and four were previously deported. ICE's broad definition of gang membership has previously been condemned by human rights groups, who argue it persecutes people from minority backgrounds.
Among those arrested in NY was an Ecuadorean man with lawful permanent resident status who had been convicted of endangering the welfare of a child and sexual abuse of a minor under 14.
The Times noted the term "sanctuary city" has been around since the 1980s when Berkeley, California and a handful of other municipalities declared themselves open to accepting to Central America immigrants.
Among those arrested in Baltimore was a citizen of El Salvador who entered the USA illegally on a fraudulent passport, and was previously convicted of first-degree assault. "They're not going to come forward if they believe law-enforcement is in the business of enforcing immigration law".
ICE spokeswoman Rachael Yong-Yow declined to provide a breakdown of top charges specific to New York City.
State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León denounced the raids as politically motivated, adding in a statement that it "clearly shows why California needs to protect the honest, hard-working residents so criminal to our economy from [President Trump's] deportation machine".