By Leah Anaya | 11 January 2020
LAW ENFORCEMENT TODAY — As Immigration and Customs Enforcement has said, “When law enforcement agencies fail to honor immigration detainers and release serious criminal offenders onto the streets, it undermines ICE’s ability to protect public safety and carry out its mission.”
In other words, sanctuary municipalities are choosing non-existent rights of illegal aliens over the safety of their legal residents.
And ICE is getting sick of it. As are so many others.
When an illegal alien is arrested, ICE responds by sending a request to the jail where the criminal is held, asking them to notify ICE if the criminal is to be released. ICE requests enough notice to be able to respond to the jail and take custody of the criminal before his release.
This allows ICE to ensure the criminal stays off our streets, and also allows ICE to deport them if possible.
But many counties choose to not honor the detention requests and instead allow the illegal alien criminals their liberation and leaving them free to continue committing crimes in our country. […]