Despite the negative press the President is plowing ahead with his agenda and is beginning to go after “Sanctuary Cities.” The Department of Homeland Security issued a list of 118 municipalities that refuse to cooperate with ICE officials.
These denials are dangerous criminals who are in jail and the institutions they were sentenced to will not honor an ICE detainer. As a result, these criminals are released back into the community instead of being deported. The charges range from homicide, rape, driving violations, and probation violations. USA Today reports:
President Trump ordered the department to publish a weekly list of all detention requests turned down by local jails, listing the agency, the undocumented immigrants and the charges they face. In an executive order he signed Jan. 25, Trump said the list is necessary to “better inform the public regarding the public safety threats associated with sanctuary jurisdictions.”
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to start producing the list last month, and on Monday, the agency issued its first public report.
It lists 206 cases in which undocumented immigrants were arrested on local charges and were set to be released from jails. ICE officials requested that the local authorities hold onto those people for up to 48 hours — a request known as a “detainer” — but the requests were denied.
From January 28th to February 3rd 206 detainers were denied by municipalities refusing to detain criminals that are in the US illegally. Here is the list:
Source: USA Today