CA Bay Area Poll: Majorities Across All Races Want Local Police to Help ICE Detain Illegals

Tony Lee, Associated Press, March 6, 2018


A Survey USA/KPIX poll conducted last week after Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf tipped off illegal immigrants about potential ICE raids found that 61% in the San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose area—including 65% of whites, 61% of blacks, 59% of Hispanics, and 53% of Asians—believe local police should help federal authorities detain illegal immigrants.

The poll also found that 48%, though, agreed with Schaaf’s actions while 34% disapproved.

ICE detained more than 200 illegal immigrants last week in the Bay Area but at least 800 illegal immigrants, many of whom are criminals, could not be detained possibly due to Schaaf’s warning, according to ICE officials.


[Editor’s Note: The full survey and results can be found here.]

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