The acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Thomas Homan, spoke earlier this month about how the Trump administration is cracking down on illegal immigration.
Among other issues, Homan defends ICE’s decision to prioritize the crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities.
“When ICE cannot arrest a significant public safety threat in the safety, privacy and security of a jail, that means we have to go knock on a door, which is a significant officer safety issue,” Homan said.
“It’s a community safety issue also. If you look, anyone can Google the recitizen rights in this country. These criminals are being released back into the communities. Over half of them will reoffend the first year; 75 percent of them will reoffend in five years. So, sanctuary cities was my first out-of-the-gate policy ask.”
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