>> Federal immigration agents arresting hundreds of undocumented immigrants in at least four states this week in a five day enforcement surge officials describe as routine.>> No more deportation.>> The operation, which netted 161 people in Southern California, prompting major demonstrations in downtown Los Angeles.>> Shut down ICE.
>> Their anger comes on the heels of President Donald Trump's executive order barring refugees and immigrants from seven majority-Muslim nations. That order is currently on hold. Though, Trump on Friday said he was considering a new executive order to restore his controversial travel ban. Immigration officials said the operation was planned long before Trump's executive actions were announced.
Of those arrested in California, officials say only ten did not have criminal records. On the US-Mexico border in San Diego, newly sworn-in Homeland Security Chief, John Kelly, downplayed the arrests>> They're not rounding anyone up. The people that ICE apprehend are people who are illegal and then some.
>> Though protestors and others denied many of the arrested had records, like Marlene Mosqueda's father, Manuel.>> They took my parents away. They took my family away.>> Let them out!>> Protesters say they're concerned that the arrests could signal the beginning of a more aggressive enforcement under the new administration.
>> No justice, no peace. No justice.