According to a recent article, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained 112 immigrants in a six-county, four-day special operations raid in Southern California. Eighty-nine of the 112 detainees were from Mexico, seven were from El Salvador, and five were from Guatemala, with the remainder of the detainees coming from various countries across the world. ICE arrested 56 immigrants in Los Angeles County, 16 in San Bernardino County, and the other immigrants in Orange, Riverside, Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties. The stated purpose of this special operation was to round up those whom ICE considered to be some of the most “serious offenders.” However, only approximately half of the individuals arrested had felony convictions for serious or violent offenses. The other half are now facing either removal proceedings or immediate deportation depending on their situation. Many of them are stuck in immigration detention. The vast majority of detainees are captured by ICE when local authorities arrest them locally for a criminal offense. However, depending on local practices, that law enforcement agency may or may not notify ICE to pick up the immigrant. In other cases, ICE may only get a few hours’ notice that an individual has been arrested. If ICE does not arrive to detain the individual in time, the law enforcement agency simply will release him or her. At Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., we are here to help you through your deportation proceedings, how matter how complex or lengthy they may be. We can investigate your case, evaluate your ability to avoid deportation, and begin building the strongest defenses possible in your deportation proceedings. Since our law firm exclusively focuses all of our efforts on defending people just like you in deportation proceedings, we have unparalleled skills and knowledge that can be essential to being successful in your deportation case. Call us today and arrange a free initial appointment with our Oakland deportation defense attorneys.