Original Date AnnouncedSeptember 28, 2017
In September 2017 Operation "Safe City," ICE made 498 arrests in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Jose, Seattle, and Washington, DC. Analysis by the Migration Policy Institute notes that ICE's Operation Safe City makes arrests in jurisdictions that all have limited-cooperation policies.
[ID #321]ICE News Release: ICE arrests over 450 on federal immigration charges during 'Operation Safe City'
Effective DateSeptember 28, 2017
Current StatusFully in Effect
Original Trump Policy StatusStatus: Final/ActualTrump Administration Action: Change in PracticeSubject Matter: InteriorAgencies Affected: ICE
Associated or Derivative Policies
Revving Up the Deportation Machinery: Enforcement Under Trump and the PushbackThe engine that fueled ICE’s peak effectiveness—the intersection of federal immigration enforcement with state and local criminal justice systems—is being throttled by state and local policies that limit cooperation with ICE. Nearly 70 percent of ICE arrests in the early Trump months originated with local jails and state prisons, a sizeable share that is nonetheless down from more than 85 percent in fiscal 2008-11. Beyond sanctuary policies, the report finds growing resistance at other levels. Some cities are changing policing practices to reduce noncitizen arrests, such as decriminalizing driving without a license. Immigrant advocates are conducting more “know-your-rights” trainings, teaching people they do not have to open their doors to ICE. And others are mobilizing to monitor ICE operations in the field, or increasing funding for legal representation for those facing removal hearings. Go to article on migrationpolicy.org