New ICE Program Will Work Around Insufferable Sanctuary Cities
After certain state and local rules prevented Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from doing their jobs, the law enforcement agency established a program allowing local law enforcement to arrest dangerous illegal immigrants in those jurisdictions. Under this program, law enforcement will be exempted from sanctuary city and state rules preventing them from cooperating with ICE and executing arrests.
ICE will have 48 hours to transfer any immigrant arrested and detained under the program into its custody, or the immigrant will be released.
“Policies that limit cooperation with ICE undermine public safety, prevent the agency from executing its federally mandated mission and increase the risks for officers forced to make at-large arrests in unsecure locations,” Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence said in a statement.
“The [Warrant Service Officer] program will protect communities from criminal aliens who threaten vulnerable populations with violence, drugs and gang activity by allowing partner jurisdictions the flexibility to make immigration arrests in their jail or correctional facility.”
The agency said the new program was made at the request of the National Sheriffs’ Association and the Major County Sheriffs of America.
Law enforcement and ICE in sanctuary cities and states will be able to do their jobs and make American cities safer. It’s time for sanctuary jurisdictions to remember who they should be protecting and to stop undermining federal law.