Illegal aliens all over the U.S. got some bad news on Monday when Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials released a list of 118 sanctuary that could lose federal funding.
The Daily Caller reported that this came two months after President Donald Trump signed an executive order calling for sanctuary jurisdictions to be stripped of federal funding and for ICE to release a weekly report on localities that ignore immigration detainers. The sanctuary jurisdictions on Monday’s list include Philadelphia; Clark County, Nev.; Washington D.C.; Boston; Newark; New York City; Chicago; Milwaukee and all of Rhode Island’s state prisons.
The new report explained that within the week of Jan. 28 and Feb. 3 jurisdictions declined to enforce 206 detainers issued by ICE despite the fact that 3,083 detainers were issued that week.
Many of these detainers were ignored by Travis County, Texas. In just one week, that city failed to honor detainers for 12 immigrants from Central America charged with sexual assault. The local sheriff of the Texas town has said he will not cooperate with ICE and Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott has restricted some law enforcement funding from the jurisdiction.
This comes after 248 illegal aliens were arrested in ICE raids on Philadelphia as the city continues to resist immigration laws.
“ICE officers make extraordinary efforts to keep our communities safe, and this operation is just a small example of what they do every day. ERO officers took oaths to protect the homeland and to arrest individuals in violation of immigration laws,” said ERO Philadelphia Acting Field Office Director Jennifer Ritchey in a statement. “This operation resulted in multiple arrests of individuals with violent criminal arrests or convictions in the three-state region.”
“In the Philadelphia area, ICE arrested several at large criminal aliens in which the agency had issued detainers but the City of Philadelphia failed to honor them and released the individuals from custody — a situation that puts the public at unnecessary risk. ICE will continue to conduct targeted enforcement operations, whether local jurisdictions intend to cooperate with ICE or not,” she added.
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