Press Release

Hertzberg Issues Statement Regarding Immigration Raids

February 9, 2017

SACRAMENTO -- State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, released the following statement on Thursday evening concerning reports that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency had carried out raids in Van Nuys and the San Fernando Valley earlier in the day:

“The scale of today’s ICE raids is unclear, as is the number of people detained. To the residents of Van Nuys and the San Fernando Valley and to all my constituents who may be subjected to such raids, I encourage you to know your rights and request access to an attorney. All people in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution. We must understand that we are a nation that prides itself in adhering to the rule of law.”

“I thank Sen. Kamala Harris for helping to bring this to light and for all Californians who are working to ensure immigrants get the justice they deserve.”

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