500 New Arrests Made As ICE Cracks Down On Sanctuary Cities

You never saw this kind of action during the Obama administration. ICE is now making progress in cleaning up the enormous illegal immigration mess which got worse over the last eight years.

Independent Journal Review reported:

On Thursday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced it arrested 498 individuals in jurisdictions that blocked federal immigration enforcement activities.

ICE’s Fugitive Operations teams made those arrests during a four-day operation, ending Wednesday, called “Operation Safe City,” an apparent reference to the controversial “Sanctuary City” label politicians use to describe certain areas of the country.

The bulk of the arrests occurred in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Denver, New York City, and Massachusetts, ICE said on Thursday. The vast majority of those arrested had criminal convictions or were previously deported.

In a statement, ICE acting Director Tom Homan argued for greater federal immigration resources devoted to sanctuary jurisdictions that failed to cooperate with federal officials.

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“Sanctuary jurisdictions that do not honor detainers or allow us access to jails and prisons are shielding criminal aliens from immigration enforcement and creating a magnet for illegal immigration,” he said.

… Thursday’s news followed months of tough stances from the Trump administration regarding sanctuary jurisdictions. Earlier this month, for example, Homan criticizeda California law that limited cooperation between federal officials and state and local law enforcement.

This is part of the return to law and order that Trump promised. If you’re a criminal and in the country illegally, you’re going to face law enforcement.

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