Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence announced a recent operation captured dozens of illegal immigrants with a record of child sex offenses, as he railed against the dangers of liberal “sanctuary cities” that he says are putting our children at risk for the sake of politics.
“It’s time to publicly call out those who have put politics over public safety, those who make our communities less secure, who create safe havens in which criminal aliens and gangs are allowed to flourish and can victimize innocent people with impunity,” he said in a White House briefing Thursday, surrounded by sheriffs and other law enforcement officials.
The briefing was part of a coordinated push by the Trump administration to again highlight the dangers of “sanctuary” jurisdictions that refuse to comply with detainers from immigration enforcement authorities.
Senior ICE officials will be holding briefings across the country in coming weeks to warn of the dangers of liberal “sanctuary” policies.
Fox report: Those detainers request that local law enforcement notify immigration authorities when an illegal immigrant who has been arrested is due to be released from jail, so that they can be picked up by ICE and placed in deportation proceedings. Albence said that last year they deported more than 145,000 criminal illegal immigrants, including 10,000 gang members, and that about 70 percent of arrests ICE conducts occur via a detainer from a local or state jail or prison.
Dozens, they missed about 20,000 illegals.