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The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday announced that it had detained 128 illegal immigrants in a five-day operation in California last week, including those with convictions and charges for crimes including murder, child sex offenses and domestic violence.
Operation Rise, conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) between Sept. 28 and Oct. 2 in the Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco areas, nabbed 128 illegal immigrants. Officials said 96 percent of those arrested had convictions or pending charges for crimes including homicide, sexual assault, sexual offenses against children, weapons offenses and domestic violence.
The operations all targeted sanctuary cities, where local law enforcement are restricted in their ability to cooperate with federal law enforcement. That frequently involves ignoring ICE detainers, which are requests that an illegal immigrant about to be released be held until ICE can take them into custody.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf gave the example of a 40-year-old man from El Salvador who was convicted of first-degree murder in 2009, sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. In August, ICE issued a detainer, but it was ignored by the Los Angeles County jail and the illegal immigrant was released into the community. He was arrested in last week’s operation.
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SANCTUARY SHOWDOWN: DOJ Threatens 23 ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Who Oppose White House
The Department of Justice sent a scathing letter to 23 municipalities and cities this week, demanding answers over how the “sanctuary cities” were planning to comply with federal guidelines and regulations regarding illegal immigrants; adding that failure to comply will be met with fines and further legal action.
The warning, sent to the heads of the nation’s worst offending cities such as NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, demanded documentation showing how those local governments were complying with President Trump’s strict policies towards illegal immigration and undocumented workers.
Dept. of Justice sent letter to 23 cities/jurisdictions "demanding the production of documents that could show whether each jurisdiction is unlawfully restricting information sharing by its law enforcement officers with federal immigration authorities": https://t.co/BKvhNcSQbT pic.twitter.com/quKFsVjBhZ
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The letter requests, “All documents reflecting any orders, directives, instructions, or guidance to your law enforcement employees (including, but not limited to, police officers, correctional officers, and contract employees), whether formal or informal, that were distributed, produced, and/or in effect during the relevant timeframe.”
“Regarding whether and how these employees may, or may not, communicate with the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, and/or Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or their agents, whether directly or indirectly,” the statement adds.
Any local governments who refuse to hand over the information within the next month face federal subpoenas, legally forcing the offending cities to submit the documentation to the Department of Justice.
SANCTUARY SHOWDOWN: ICE Boss Says ‘MORE PEOPLE WILL DIE’ Thanks to California Lawmakers
The acting Director of ICE unloaded on California’s liberal politicians Thursday morning, saying state officials are openly encouraging illegal immigrants to enter the United States and warning that “more people are going to die” due to reckless ‘Sanctuary City’ statutes.
Tom Homan was speaking with Fox News when he slammed California Democrats for “dangling that carrot” to undocumented workers; adding the state’s ‘Sanctuary City’ policies embolden illegal immigrants to try and cross the border into the United States.
“When you call yourself a ‘Sanctuary City’ you’re dangling that carrot which is going to cause more illegal immigration. You’re going to see more illegal immigration in the state of California,” said Homan.
“It’s more than just an enforcement issue. More people are going to die trying to come into this country because they think they can get into a state or a city where they think they’re going to be shielded from immigration authorities. It’s wrong on so many levels,” he added.
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