Despite blowback, Los Angeles ICE chief says support from Trump has not ‘made things harder’

ORANGE COUNTY, California — President Trump’s unwavering support for Immigration and Customs Enforcement has helped, not hurt, its ability to arrest people who are illegally in the country, even as state efforts make doing so harder, according to a senior ICE official.

David Marin, director of ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations in the Los Angeles region, said the blowback against the federal agency over the past three years, including after immigrant family separations at the border, has been significant. But Marin said it has only prompted his more than 500 officers to go about doing their jobs in a different way, not to stop making arrests of people he said have been determined to be candidates for deportation.

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