by Dave Waddell
Federal immigration officials recently briefed the sheriffs of three counties – Shasta, Tehama and Glenn – on north state raids that are expected to last about a week, Glenn County Sheriff Rich Warren said today.
Warren said raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) were supposed to start three days ago and were expected to continue for several more days. He said he has not been informed about any arrests in Glenn County, nor was he aware of any bookings of immigrants at the county jail.
Warren said the sheriffs were assured by ICE that the only immigrants to be arrested would be those for which a criminal warrant had been issued.
“We’d have a serious problem with” ICE targeting non-criminals in Glenn County, said Warren, who has been sheriff for two years, and with the department for nearly 30.
ChicoSol has previously reported on the arrests of two undocumented immigrants in Tehama County, which can be read about here.