Stockton's mayor was "briefly detained" by federal agents after his return from China this week. On Monday, Mayor Anthony Silva arrived at San Francisco International Airport and says he was detained by agents with the Department of Homeland Security.
According to a release from Silva, the agents searched his belongings and took his electronic devices, including his personal cell phone. He says the agents were "persistent" about requiring his passwords for all the devices. The agents told him this was routine, and promised to return Mayor Silva's belongings within a few days.
Silva was returning from a "good will" trip sponsored by China Silicon Valley. In a Facebook post before he left, Silva said his goal was to recruit new business opportunities and bring back jobs.