25 March 2017

Time To Show The True Crime Rates in Sanctuary Cities

The Crackdown
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has just published its first list of crimes committed by illegal immigrants in so-called 'sanctuary cities' as required by President Donald Trump's immigration measures.

The executive order, entitled Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States, says that to "better inform the public regarding the public safety threats associated with sanctuary jurisdictions" the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will publish a weekly list of "criminal actions committed by aliens".

A list of cities that refused to comply with detainers — a notice given by DHS listing persons wanted for potential deportation — was also released.

The first list included declined detainers from around the country, particularly focused on Travis County, Texas and the liberal enclave of Austin.

A spokesperson for Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez told the Associated Press that a new policy came into effect on 1 February, meaning numerous detainers were declined on that day.

The list is part of Trump's efforts to stay true to the will and desire of many Americans to get rid of their streets of illegal and undesirable aliens who run 'sanctuary cities' to escape justice.

"We will end the sanctuary cities that have resulted in so many needless deaths," Trump said during the presidential campaign, threatening to take federal funds away from cities that did not comply with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

During his address to the joint houses of congress, he also invited three families of people who had been killed by undocumented migrants to be his special guests — pledging to create a new office called Victims of Immigrant Crimes Engagement to support such families.