On February 27, 2018, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released a statement on its immigration enforcement operations in the San Francisco area. The agency announced it had made over 150 arrests in the San Francisco area, through leads from its local field office in conjunctions with the National Criminal Analysis and Targeting Center (NCATC). The agency noted that 50% of those arrested had other criminal convictions. In fiscal year 2017, there were more than 20,000 alien arrests in California, of which 81% were convicted criminals.

The statement also criticizes “sanctuary cities,” namely San Francisco and Oakland. The agency notes examples of arrests of made thus far (individuals from Mexico and Guatemala with prior criminal convictions) along with two individuals at large who are thought to reside in Oakland.