ICE Director To Sanctuary Cities: ICE Is Open For Business

Where is one of the best places to find illegal aliens? That’s right, sanctuary cities. The acting ICE director has a message

(Fox News) The acting ICE director is vowing to use new resources to target undocumented immigrants in sanctuary cities – a move likely to hit resistance from mayors and local law enforcement who previously have refused to cooperate with federal authorities.

ICE Director Thomas Homan told The Washington Examiner he thinks sanctuary cities like New York and San Francisco are “ludicrous” and plans to direct extra agents to those areas.

“What I want to get to is a clear understanding from everybody, from the congressmen to the politicians to law enforcement to those who enter the country illegally, that ICE is open for business,” Homan said.

As well it should be. Illegal aliens are, at a base, trespassing. If you came home and a bunch of folks had started camping in your back yard, and all had some sob stories, would you let them stay? Or would you call the police to have them removed? You can bet supporters of illegal aliens would have them removed.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions also traveled Friday to Philadelphia, one of the nation’s biggest sanctuary cities, to call out the local government for not cooperating with federal immigration policies. He said such cities “aren’t giving sanctuary to law-abiding people but criminals” and urged Philadelphia to “reconsider carefully the harm they are doing to their citizens.”

In a CBS News article, he also said that “They are not allowed to come without permission” and “if they commit a crime while they’re in here, my goodness, what right do they have to demand that they not be deported?”

“As Director Homan stated, uncooperative jurisdictions have a higher rate of criminal alien releases than in places that honor ICE detainers,” the ICE official told Fox News. “As a result, ICE is forced to focus additional resources to conduct at-large arrests in the field in these non-cooperative areas.”

One of the big problems with sanctuary cities is that they very often refuse to hold illegal aliens who have committed serious crimes, including felonies like rape, murder, assault, arson, etc., for a mere 48 hours as per immigration detainers. It’s not just illegals who have committed DUIs and “smaller” crimes they cities are letting go.

That said, I still think there should be a change in the law which would make immigration holds actual warrants, things that jurisdictions have to follow under penalty of law. Stop giving sanctuary jurisdictions a choice.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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