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Routine operation or crackdown?

About 160 foreign nationals from a dozen countries were arrested in Southern California last week, during a national operation that arrested 680 people nationwide in Chicago, New York, San Antonio and Atlanta.

In a conference call last Friday with the media, Field Office Director David Marin said the agency began planning this raid before any executive orders by President Donald Trump. But suspicion is high on the part of immigrant advocates, especially after a tweet in which Trump himself referred to the operation as a crackdown on criminals.