Sat. Feb 4th, 2023

ICE Immigration Raids

UPDATE: There is a new raid today, Jan. 4, on Bristol, between 1st St. and 4th St.  If you become aware of any new raids, be sure to call the hotline to report ICE raids at 951-345-4043, or click here to send the info via email.



There were two Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sweeps today in Santa Ana, according to eyewitness reports.

We received a report this afternoon that a sweep was taking place at the Northgate Market located at First and Harbor. Another eyewitness reported a second sweep at Main and First.

Many of us thought that President Barack Obama was going to help immigrants. That has not turned out to be the case.

Obama is enforcing “the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, which requires employers to keep records of workers’ immigration status, and prohibits them from hiring those who have no legal documents, or work authorization,” according to Z-Net.

What are our local politicians going to do about this?  Santa Ana has an all-Latino City Council.  Several of our Council Members are immigrants themselves, including Mayor Miguel Pulido and Mayor Pro-Tem Claudia Alvarez.  It would be great if they would step up and denounce these raids on their constituents!  Click here to contact the Santa Ana City Council.

What about Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez?  State Senator Lou Correa?  Assemblyman Jose Solorio?  We need to hear from all of them!  They need to step up and denounce these raids.

Click here to contact Congresswoman Sanchez.  Click here to contact Assemblyman Solorio.  Click here to contact State Senator Correa.

Do you doubt the veracity of these reports?  The L.A. Times reported this moth that, “Immigration prosecutions rose to record levels in 2009 as the Obama administration kept up aggressive enforcement that began under President George W. Bush. Nearly 27,000 people faced serious federal charges relating to immigration in 2009, according to Chief Justice John Roberts’ annual year-end report on the judiciary.”

This has to be a very bitter pill for the thousands of Latinos who supported President Obama.

Hispanic voters played a critical role in electing Barack Obama the 44th president, delivering key swing states to the Democrats in a presidential election in which immigration did not ultimately become a contentious issue.

Sixty-seven percent of Hispanic voters voted for Obama while only 31 percent voted for Republican candidate John McCain, according to an exit-poll analysis by the Pew Hispanic Center.

Are you amongst the disappointed?  Click here to contact President Obama.

And click here to join the Southern California Immigration Coalition.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

21 thoughts on “ICE raids target Santa Ana residents today”
  1. Obama is enforcing “the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, which requires employers to keep records of workers’ immigration status, and prohibits them from hiring those who have no legal documents, or work authorization,” according to Z-Net.

    I really think you people are a bit dense.
    Immigration and reform act is the law and the law is being enforced.

    Are you saying that you expected the president of this country to not enforce his countries laws as pay back??

    honestly are you nuts?

  2. Main and First in Santa Ana? Isn’t that where Mike Harrah’s restaurant is? If so, Admin, you should track him down and get a quote for your story.

  3. I’m glad to see that the rights and protections of the American people are being protected.

    I will welcome any person who wants to enter this country the lawful way, but for those that come here by other means they should not be grated a single right or benefit of our country. The only thing they should get is a ticket home.

    And if their home country continues to do nothing to stop it, than we should consider every act of unlawful entry as an act of terrorism.

  4. As far as I’m concerned we are living in the continent of Anahuac and these laws are unjust. Many “immigrants” are indegenous people of Anahuac and Europeans came to put borders between them and enforce their laws. Sadly these borders are still up but hope that one day they’ll be destroyed.

  5. was going to help immigrants.

    illegal immigrants and immigrants are two separate groups of people, article just trying to blur the lines between the two

  6. As far as I’m concerned we are living in the continent of Anahuac and these laws are unjust. Many “immigrants” are indegenous people of Anahuac and Europeans came to put borders between them and enforce their laws. Sadly these borders are still up but hope that one day they’ll be destroyed.

    Your living in nuts villa, with O so many like you.

    If the borders were not up nuto, we would be facing alot of cartels right now.

    And if you had not noticed, if us – bad, bad Euros had not come here… many of the indegenous would be eating dirt and living in huts made of rubbish.
    Most Euros are on this side of the border- the nice side and the indegenous are on the other side- the drug cartel/corrupt cop side.

    Get over it and move on from the jungle mentality and maybe, just maybe over the border might improve enough that your Anaacee people might just beable to have a decent life!

    Nite Mr. Anahucwacka

  7. Re: “if us – bad, bad Euros had not come here… many of the indegenous would be eating dirt and living in huts made of rubbish.”

    You fool. The indigenous (Mexica, Maya, Incas) were advanced societies. They didn’t live in huts. LOL Much of the food we eat today was fist cultivated by them thousands of years ago. (Corn, pumpkin, butternut squash, green squash, tomatoes, chocolate, vanilla, turkey, avocado, chile, etc.) The Spanish arrived and wreaked havoc.

    People are immigrating here in such large numbers because of NAFTA. That’s what is pushing them off of their land. American and Candian companies that are setting up shop there are polluting the ground water and the soil, making many areas uninhabitable. Google “Smithfield Farms” and their fecal lagoons.

    You’re the one with an ignorant jungle mentality.

    Obama said that he would renegotiate NAFTA, but of course he lied, just like he has lied about everything else. Can everybody say one term?

  8. The Latino vote is a whore and politicians know this, that’s why they buy them in our districts with representatives like Loretta and Obama, they are not doing anything to stop this injustice “Community leader my A*S” Latinos are a majority a yet a minority..soo sad, The Latino vote unite to have political power.

  9. You fool. The indigenous (Mexica, Maya, Incas) were advanced societies.

    Were, is the most important part of your comment above.
    Mexico is now a corrupt drug infested hole. The people of Mexico have allowed this to happen to their country. I think the most appropriate term would be, ” The people deserve the govenment they get”.

    People are immigrating here in such large numbers because of NAFTA.

    And who agreed to NAFT and why?
    The people are immigrating here because of their incompentent government!

    You’re the one with an ignorant jungle mentality.

    And where did the Maya live? I have never even seen a jungle!

    By the way i do agree the Spanish did wreak havoc and they are still doing it. Have a look at the Men running the country.

    When Mexicans learn to fight for justice in their country then deals like NAFTA will not happen.

    I don’t think your a fool, i just think your not a leader!

  10. Why are people so dissapointed with Obama? He said during his campaign in a Spanish language TV interview that he would enforce the same immigration rules that were in effect at the time. Anyone hoping for amnesty had a more real possibility of support from John McCain.

  11. NO, the only way Latina third world people will get amnesty in this Country is stop pissing of the people of this country.

    Take my advise: start learning the lanuage, get involved with your kids education, only have kids that you can efford and stop taking welfare and entitlements- its not free, your taking money out of peoples pockets, who are finding it hard to get by.

    Really, dont you think it pisses off Americans that your getting a hand out from them without their permission and its like Russian Rulet with their local schools.

    Stop listening to all the idiots activists who tell you that you have immigrant right when infact you DON’T. The only right you have is to apply to come to this country like everyone else.

    Listen to the people who vote and know they are your only chance to become citizens.

    Take it from me, i can vote and i would vote No for amnesty. As an immigrant to this Country myself that is not easy to say.

  12. I can’t believe what I see here. People just fighting for something that don’t even belong to them. If you are citizen or not, If you have papers or not, or if you are white or not. What the F**.

    Were are all just people and we need from each other. I was born in Santa Ana Ca. My Parents are from mexico and If you want to fight against Latinos. Let’s do it. but with something that really matters that just with world to the air. I Am Mr. PG. I am fighting for every person’s rights but I hate to see racist people. come on we are in 2010. Let’s stop this crap. The end of the planet it’s near. And you Whites, Blacks, Mexicans etc. Are going to need from each other. I am the president of Lati-Fuerza. I invite all of you to join and learn what really matters for our economy. Have you ever thing what will hapen if outsiders like some people call them stop paying taxes, stop buying from white’s stores. And only consume with Latinos. What will happen to you whites etc.

    Feel free to contact me and tell me what really matters…
    E-mail lativentas@hotmail.com

    http://www.lativentas.com/Lati-fuerza

  13. I am all for more Mexicans coming to this country – Mexican scientists, Mexican engineers, Mexican Cardiologists, etc.

    INSTEAD WHAT WE GET ARE public charges (taxpayer burdens). Unskilled and illiterates who produce anchor babies. Amnesty is wrong. Our immigration policy is currently wrong and LOPPSIDED. I depend on immigrants everyday – ones with GreenCards. ViVa La Migra!

    1. Rick,

      There is a Mexican Astronaut in NASA right now who grew up picking beans in Stockton. Look him up. He goes by Astro-Jose. He is a hero everywhere.

      Our people are capable given the opportunity.

      Another example – my Assemblyman, Jose Solorio, also grew up in the fields. Today he is in the State Legislature.

      Si se puede indeed.

  14. LMAO Some comments here R funny. Illegals CANNOT get welfare only lazy legals can. Lazy people who would rather watch soaps and collect free money because they can = legal American citizens. You know illegal Mexicans probably pay for the lazy welfare recipients, their employers DO take taxes out and most illegals DO NOT file tax returns so where does all that unclaimed tax money go? Not only R we getting cheaper produce because the workers are under paid but they R giving tax money that goes to welfare and not getting it back. And since language was brought up does anyone here know what language Columbus spoke? Or should we have deported him since he spoke Spanish and Italian. America named by someone who did not speak English inspired by Amerigo someone who did not speak English so maybe we should all have 2 speak Italian. Or maybe Mexico will steal Cali back lol. It’s funny though illegals getting welfare WOW who ever believes that needs 2 read the law, they CANT get it but nobody talks about their unclaimed taxes!! HYPOCRITES

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