New data released by the Department of Homeland Security shows dozens of illegal immigrant criminals -many members of the notorious MS-13 street gang- were shielded by so-called ‘Sanctuary’ policies and released from US custody.
According to the Fox News, nearly two-thirds of those releases occurred in California; a state with the strongest statewide ‘Sanctuary’ policy in the nation dating back to 2014.
“Two-thirds of the releases occurred in California, which has had a strict sanctuary policy in effect since January 2014,” the Center for Immigration Studies added, pointing to “obvious public safety problems.”
From October 2016 to June 2017, DHS believes over 142 gang members were caught and released in areas where ‘Sanctuary City’ guidelines are mandatory; rebuking ICE agents and other federal authorities.
“Because ICE often determines gang affiliation through interviews, ICE cannot speculate about the number of times it was denied access to an alien in the custody of state or local authorities who may have had such an affiliation,” said the report.
GANGLAND: Democrat Candidate ROBBED DURING EVENT in Chicago
A Democratic candidate running for Illinois Attorney General –the state’s chief legal officer- was robbed at gunpoint during an official photoshoot in Chicago on Thursday; further highlighting the cities crippling crime wave that took the lives of over 600 people in 2017 alone.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Democrat Aaron Goldstein and his campaign staff were suddenly approached by at least three men who appeared to be in their early twenties. One individual brandished a pistol, demanding the candidate and his crew hand over their cameras and private property.
“The gunman and two other men robbed Goldstein and four others of camera equipment and their cellphones before they ran away,” writes the Tribune.
Goldstein, 42, commented on the incident on social media, saying “thank you all for your concern, well wishes, thoughts and prayers. My team and I are all good.”
President Trump announced last summer that his administration would be sending federal aid to help crackdown on Chicago’s escalating gun violence, saying “Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help.”
ON THIN ICE: Border Agents Say OAKLAND MAYOR Acting Like ‘GANG LOOKOUT’
The acting Director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency didn’t mince words when commenting on the Oakland, California mayor’s decision to “tip off” illegal immigrants on potential ICE raids; saying the liberal politician was acting like a “gang lookout.”
Director Thomas Homan slammed Mayor Libby Schaaf Wednesday after she posted information about potential law enforcement sweeps on social media; instructing undocumented workers in the Bay Area to be on the lookout for federal agents.
“What she did is no better than a gang lookout yelling police when a police cruiser comes to the neighborhood except she did it to entire community of the this is beyond the pale,” Homan told Fox News. “This is a whole new low to intentionally warn criminals that law enforcement is coming. I can’t believe it happened.”
“She intentionally put law enforcement officers at risk. Being a law enforcement officer is dangerous enough. But to give criminals a head’s up we’re coming next 24 hours, increases the risk,” he added.
Watch the ICE chief’s comments below:
h/t Daily Caller