False ICE sightings, raid warnings cause fear in Berkeley

January 29, 2018

Recent false Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, raid warnings and sightings — perpetuated and disseminated through social media — have resulted in instances of panic and fear in Berkeley and other communities across the East Bay.

Posts have surfaced across social media to warn individuals of border patrol vehicles, uniformed ICE officers and even ICE checkpoints and raids. They are shared and spread before the information can be confirmed — and while these posts might be based on actual observations, they are often unsubstantiated.

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The Daily Californian