Rep. Brat: ICE tells me ‘No. 1 problem’ facing federal immigration authorities is local authorities ignoring detainers

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Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) is optimistic about legislation he has coming down the pike that would increase immigration controls and choke funding for terrorist organizations in an effort to enhance national security under an administration that has been lax in that area.

The Washington Examiner has the details:

Federal detention policy enforcement has been loosened under the Obama administration, and local law enforcement agencies sometimes refuse to comply when requests are submitted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “I had met with the head of ICE, and I asked [about] the number one problem … He said it was the problem of these detainers,” Brat said.

Two more of Brat’s proposals are geared toward cutting off government funding for radical Islamists. The first would prohibit the Department of Homeland Security from funding groups affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, which has ties to foreign terrorist organizations.

The second would prevent foreign governments that do not allow for religious freedom in their own countries from funding religious groups in the United States.

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