Fox regular claims ICE is only rounding up criminals. Noncriminal arrests by ICE more than doubled under Trump.

Fox regular claims ICE is only rounding up criminals. Noncriminal arrests by ICE more than doubled under Trump.

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From the May 17 edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom:

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BILL HEMMER (ANCHOR): We don't know how the California people feel about these new sanctuary state laws. 

JESSICA TARLOV (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): No, we don't.

HEMMER: This is a large state with millions of people and we haven't gotten a gauge of that. 

LAWRENCE JONES (CAMPUS REFORM, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF): Yeah, and it's not like the president of the United States has suggested a round-up. ICE is not rounding up, they're going after the criminals. 

TARLOV: Well, actually -- no, no, no, no.

JONES: I don't understand why they won't give them up. 

TARLOV: His attorney general has suggested that. And what Jeff Sessions has done that is different than previous attorney generals has said ICE can go after people who are suspected of a crime. Not people where you have evidence they have done it. 

JONES: They already committed a crime by coming in the country illegally.

TARLOV: For the 11 million who are here already illegally -- 11, 12, 13, whatever the stats are right now --

JONES: And he also said he's willing to split up families as well if they come across the border illegally because they use that as a tool to stay within this country. 

TARLOV: They have taken 700 children since October from their families. That is a record.

Related:

How Trump changed the rules to arrest more non-criminal immigrants

Previously:

Fox News is lying to its viewers about public support for California's sanctuary laws

ICE is wrongly designating immigrants as gang members to deport them -- and conservatives are thrilled

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