New resources are being given to immigration enforcement to target sanctuary cities.
Because of the reduction in illegal border crossings, ICE can deploy resources to target sanctuary cities. Also, they are about to hire new manpower for the same purpose. This means Donald Trump is continuing to keep a major campaign promise. It also means that we will probably see further reductions in illegal immigration as word gets out that the law is actually being enforced.
The Washington Examiner reports, “ICE chief: 80% jump in illegal targets, readies national ‘sanctuary’ crackdown.”
Empowered by a president who has “taken the handcuffs off of law enforcement,” the nation’s chief immigration official revealed Tuesday that deportation targets have surged and that he’s planning to deploy more agents and resources to “sanctuary cities” to arrest illegal criminals.
The drop in illegal crossings has given ICE a chance to redirect resources to interior United States and immigrants locked up in jails, illegally working jobs and on the run.
A key target are the 300-plus sanctuary cities and counties that do not cooperate with ICE and ignore requests that they detail criminal illegals for ICE arrest and deportation proceedings.
Homan called sanctuaries “ludicrous,” adding, “In the America I grew up in, cities didn’t shield people who violated the law.”
A New York native who took his first immigration job during the Reagan administration, Homan said that he plans to flood sanctuary cities with agents. He has been OK’d to hire 10,000 new agents and many will help track down illegals in those havens.
“The president recognizes that you’ve got to have a true interior enforcement strategy to make it uncomfortable for them,” he said.
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