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Reports of immigration raids across Southern California broke Thursday night, prompting a vigil and protest outside Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles.

Immigration advocates estimate more than 100 people from Santa Paula, Oxnard, Van Nuys Downey, and San Bernardino were taken into custody.

According to a representative from the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of L.A. (CHIRLA), those detained included low-priority “collateral arrests” of undocumented family members present in the home during the sweep. ICE officials deny the arrests were tied to a new crackdown, but CHIRLA says they typically see three to five people detained a week— not 100 in a day.

If yourself or anyone you know has recently been detained by ICE (Immigration Customs Enforcement) please contact CHIRLA at 1-888-624-4752. [Si usted o un familiar ha sido detenido por ICE por favor contáctenos al 1-888-624-4752. CHIRLA le ayudará ]

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February 10, 2017