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Immigrant Communities: Law Enforcement and Immigration Operation

immigrant communities: Defenders of so-called sanctuary practices say they improve public safety by promoting trust among law enforcement and immigrant communities and reserving scarce police resources for other, more urgent crime-fighting needs, according to Metro News. Mayor Libby Schaaf tweeted on Saturday that an immigration operation was imminent in the San Francisco area, including Oakland, possibly within 24 hours. The Trump administration has cracked down on so-called sanctuary policies, insisting that local law enforcement inform federal agents when they are about to release immigrants discovered to be living in the country illegally. It was unclear how many people would have eluded capture without the mayor's warning. Other times, agents have outdated addresses or targets are not home. Targets often elude authorities because agents don't have search warrants and advocacy groups have waged public awareness campaigns urging people not to open their doors. ( As reported in the news.