Cities across the country have decided to openly defy federal law and position themselves as so-called “sanctuary cities” that harbor illegal immigrants. In response, the Trump administration has moved to publicly shame cities that choose to flout the law and endanger the public.
The Hill reported:
President Trump’s administration is aiming to shame sanctuary cities with a new report listing localities that are not cooperating with requests to detain illegal immigrants who have been charged with crimes.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Monday released this year’s first “Weekly Declined Detainer Outcome Report,” which lists 118 cities or jurisdictions. The report describes them as “jurisdictions that do not comply with detainers on a routine basis” and “have a policy of non-cooperation.”
Clark County, Nev. topped the list with 51 declined detainers during the week of Jan. 28 to Feb. 3, while Nassau County, N.Y. followed with 38.
The data collection began one day after Trump issued his original travel ban order.
Trump, who repeatedly promised on the campaign trial to go after sanctuary cities, also blocked federal funding for sanctuary cities in one of his January executive orders.
“When criminal aliens are released from local or state custody, they have the opportunity to reoffend,” ICE explained in a statement. “It is much safer for everyone – the community, law enforcement, and even the criminal alien – if ICE officers take custody of the alien in the controlled environment of another law enforcement agency as opposed to visiting a reported alien’s residence, place of work, or other public area.”
It’s bad enough that you have many on the left (and some RINOs) who refuse to acknowledge that being here illegally is in and of itself a crime. But for cities to refuse to at least cooperate with the feds in regard to those who have committed additional crimes is a new level of insanity.
And that encapsulates where the left has chosen to position themselves — solidly in the insane.