ICE says L.A. immigration arrests were planned long in advance

Daily News Article - February 15, 2017


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. a) How did ICE officials describe the crackdown and arrests across Southern California last week?
b) How many people were arrested in similar ICE operations in Southern California in the last two years?

3. a) Define felony and conviction.
b) What percent of those arrested had prior felony convictions?
c) What types of crimes had they committed?

4. What did ICE’s David Marin say about news reports on ICE checkpoints and random sweeps? Be specific.

5. a) Define indiscriminate.
b) Why did Mr. Marin criticize activist groups that characterized the operation as an indiscriminate series of raids?

6. Do you agree with Mr. Marin’s assertions? Explain your answer.

7. While the majority of those arrest in the ICE operation were convicted felons, some had no felony record, but might have just been in the country illegally, working hard and even raising a family. Progressives (liberals) do not think immigration law should be enforced because they don’t agree with it. Conservatives agree with the law and say it should be enforced, although vary on how to address the problem of law abiding, hard working people who are here illegally.
If you don’t like a law, what should you do:
a) ignore it and do what you think is right
b) stage peaceful protests until officials stop enforcing the law
c) change the law by running for or electing to office those who will do so
d) stage protests blocking the streets, shut down anyone who disagrees with you, do what you have to do to keep the attention on the issue, even if if leads to property destruction and arrest
Explain your answer.