(Tea Party 247) – Democrat’s priorities are completely misguided and anti-American. Thanks to their ridiculous push to make our border ineffective and protect illegal aliens at all costs, no matter how criminal and dangerous they are, ICE has seen a major drop in the number of criminal illegal aliens they were able to apprehend and deport this past year.
ICE is placing the blame for the drop in arrests and deportations on “sanctuary cities” and their blatant refusal to cooperate with the agency and uphold the law. It’s insane to think about how the Democrats hate President Trump so much they would rather put American lives at risk in order to stick it to him, but that’s the grim reality.
The Daily Caller reports:
ICE — the agency within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) tasked with apprehending and removing illegal aliens — arrested roughly 13,000 fewer criminal illegal aliens in fiscal year 2019 than it did the previous year, according to data the agency released Wednesday. The chief of the agencyplaced blame, not only on the current border crisis, but also on jurisdictions that are choosing not to work with federal immigration authorities.
“Unfortunately, some of our law enforcement partners have chosen not to cooperate with us when we have a unique capability to actually prevent crimes,” ICE Acting Director Matthew Albence said Wednesday during a conference call with reporters.
“We know that these individuals — if we take them off the street, if we take them out of communities, if we remove them from the country – those are crimes that are not going to be committed that they would have otherwise committed,” Albence continued.
Cities and other localities that are known as a “sanctuary” adhere to policies, either officially or unofficially, that hinder ICE’s ability to catch illegal aliens. This typically includes a refusal to honor ICE detainers — requests ICE makes to local authorities that ask them to hold onto an individual in their custody for no longer than 48 hours, allowing an ICE agent to arrive and make an apprehension. Sanctuary jurisdictions typically do not honor such detainers, allowing the individual to be released back into the community if they post bail, and these local authorities usually do not notify ICE of their release.
The rise in sanctuary cities is entirely political and a result of the Dems wholesale hate for Donald Trump. This irresponsible behavior has resulted in a serious disadvantage for ICE and their ability to apprehend dangerous illegal aliens and get them off our streets before they commit crimes and hurt Americans.
According to the Daily Caller’s report, this refusal to cooperate on the part of sanctuary cities caused ICE arrests to drop by almost 10% from the previous year.
“There is no doubt that the border crisis, coupled with the unwillingness of some local jurisdictions that choose to put politics over public safety has made it more difficult for ICE to carry out its Congressionally mandated interior enforcement mission,” Albence said in a different press statement.
While sanctuary cities are a major problem for ICE, Albence did also note that resources being redirected to the southern border also contributed to the drop in apprehensions. The resources needed to be diverted, however, thanks to liberals who have made it known to the world that if migrants come here illegally they will be protected, so the number of illegal migrants swarming the southern border became overwhelming for the DHS agency who patrols it.
The redirection of resources, however, did help southern border enforcement with an increase of 68% in “border enforcement actions” over the previous year, as reported by the Daily Caller.
While it’s encouraging to see improvement on the protection of the southern border, once illegals make it in, as long as they make it to a sanctuary city, their likelihood of getting caught and deported drops.
The Dems hate America.