Report: ICE officers preparing to arrest 1,500 undocumented people in Northern California

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The Trump administration may be about to launch a major challenge to sanctuary cities in the Bay Area. (KGO-TV )

The Trump administration may be about to launch a major challenge to sanctuary cities in the Bay Area. There's a report U.S. immigration agents are preparing to conduct major sweeps against undocumented immigrants.

San Francisco and the Bay Area are expected to be the center of this raid, an area that has frustrated President Donald Trump because of sanctuary city laws in place.

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ICE agents raided 7-Eleven stores last week looking for illegal immigrants. But the upcoming sweep is expected to be much bigger. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, federal agents will be looking to arrest 1,500 people in Northern California, but mostly in the Bay Area. The Chronicle is quoting an anonymous source familiar with the operation who says it is planned to take place within weeks.

Those who have criminal records and those who have been served final deportation papers will be the focus, but if they come across other undocumented immigrants during the raid they could be taken into custody too.

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An official with ICE told ABC7 News he can't speculate about future operations. The source who knows about the operation says ICE agents from across the country will be flown in to help with the sweep.

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