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Courthouse ICE Arrests Spark Concerns, But Aren't New

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Joe Moore
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Valley Public Radio
Recent arrests by ICE officials in Fresno and Sacramento have sparked controversy. But the agency conducted similar arrests at the Kern County courthouse under the Obama administration.

Recent arrests of undocumented immigrants by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials inside Central Valley courthouses from Fresno to Sacramento have sparked controversy. But as Valley Public Radio's Monica Velez reports, such arrests aren't new. She joined us on Valley Edition to look back at a series of arrests made by ICE at a courthouse in Kern County under the Obama administration, and to talk about the local reaction to the current wave of arrests. 

Joe Moore is the President and General Manager of Valley Public Radio. During his tenure, he's helped lead the station through major programming changes and the COVID-19 pandemic, while maintaining the station's financial health. From 2010-2018 he served as the station's Director of Program Content. In that role, he also served as the host of Valley Edition, and helped launch and grow the station's award-winning local news department. He is a Fresno native and a graduate of California State University, Fresno.