This is awful on multiple fronts. ICE has doubled its number (and share) of arrests of non-criminal immigrants. And with ICE officials camping out at courthouses, prosecutors and advocates fear that immigrants aren't reporting assaults and violent crimes committed against them. After all, if reporting a sexual assault might also get you deported by the ICE agent standing by, why bother? From WaPo:
"Advocates for immigrants say the unbridled enforcement has led to a sharp drop in reports from Latinos of sexual assaults and other crimes in Houston and Los Angeles, and terrified immigrant communities across the United States. A prosecutor said the presence of immigration agents in state and local courthouses, which advocates say has increased under the Trump administration, makes it harder to prosecute crime.
“My sense is that ICE is emboldened in a way that I have never seen,” Dan Satterberg, the top prosecutor in Washington state’s King County, which includes Seattle, said Thursday. “The federal government, in really just a couple of months, has undone decades of work that we have done to build this trust.”"