“Sanctuary” policies haven’t kept federal immigration authorities from doing their job, but there have been numerous cases of local jurisdictions refusing to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests.
About 400,000 illegal aliens are processed through ICE’s system each year, and about one in every 10 is detained. In this interview, Thomas Homan, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, explains how the federal agency prioritizes immigration enforcement.
Close to 60 people from an al-Qaida-linked militia group in Syria entered Germany posing as refugees, German magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday.
The White House points to results, with illegal border crossings down by more than half since this time last year and the arrests of convicted criminal aliens up by about 20 percent during the same time period. ICE conducted about 40 percent more enforcement and removal operations.
Police chiefs in Massachusetts are lining up behind Gov. Charlie Baker’s proposal to let state and local police honor immigration detention requests for criminal aliens deemed to be public safety threats.
Sanctuary cities endanger not only their own citizens and police but federal immigration officers, Sessions said, yet “have the gall to feign outrage when their police departments lose federal funds as a direct result of their malfeasance.”
The Trump administration has no plans to ease Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ crackdown on sanctuary jurisdictions, despite a fresh round of legal challenges from cities and states, White House officials said Wednesday.
The city of Chicago filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice Monday, claiming a DOJ policy withholding federal funding to sanctuary cities is unconstitutional and constitutes blackmail.
Sanctuary jurisdictions will lose access to certain federal law enforcement grants in 2017 if they prohibit officials from communicating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, block ICE from interviewing jail inmates or fail to notify ICE of the pending release of criminal aliens ICE is seeking to deport.