Sanctuary City Can’t Stop ICE from Nabbing Dangerous Illegal Aliens
Officials in San Francisco long ago declared that they live in a Sanctuary City that will not cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers.
But guess what?
ICE officers in San Francisco were still able to arrest seven dangerous illegal immigrants late last month. Those illegal immigrants were wanted on charges that ranged from robbery, carjacking, lewd acts upon a child, rape, and attempted murder.
One of the illegal immigrants was a 46-year-old Mexican national convicted in San Diego County of attempted murder and corporal injury to his spouse. Authorities had also convicted him of making criminal threats. ICE agents said his criminal history spans nearly 30 years and includes two previous removals from the United States in 1998 and 1999.
Another illegal immigrant, a 33-year-old Mexican national, was convicted in Santa Clara County of shooting at an occupied vehicle, assault with a semi-automatic firearm, and carrying a loaded firearm. He was previously convicted in Santa Clara County for DUI, hit and run with property damage, and driving without a license.
All this, according to a statement that ICE published late last month.
As a Sanctuary City, San Francisco restricts city employees from giving ICE agents advance notice of a person’s release from a local jail. San Francisco also prohibits city officials from cooperating with ICE detainer requests.
A general order passed down to the San Francisco Police Department in 2020 orders officers to never cooperate with ICE agents in any investigation, detention, or arrest procedures.
The city government, meanwhile, advises illegal immigrants to remain silent and ask for a lawyer if and when ICE visits their home. City officials also tell members of the public to call a Rapid Response Hotline if ICE officers detain someone or even if they see ICE officers in public.
FOX News reported in February that, under President Joe Biden, ICE deportations had sharply dropped. This, as Biden and members of his administration restricted agents from arresting illegal immigrants.
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