According to the Kern County Farm Bureau, no U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) raids, immigration checkpoints or sweeps have been made in the county.
The bureau calls reports of any ICE raids or sweeps "false, dangerous and irresponsible".
ICE officers conduct enforcement actions every day around the country and as part of the agency's ongoing efforts to uphold public safety and border security. Operations are targeted and lead driven, prioritizing individuals who pose a risk to California's communities.
Examples would include known street gang members, child sex offenders and deportable foreign nationals with significant drug trafficking convictions. To that end, ICE's routine immigration enforcement actions are ongoing and they make arrests every day. Officers prioritize cases based on a variety of factors, including the person's criminal and immigration history, as well as the viability of the leads they have on the individual's possible whereabouts.
Determinations about where and how ICE enforcement personnel affect both administrative and criminal arrests are made on a case-by-case basis, taking into account all aspects of the situation, including the prospective target's criminal history and safety considerations.