The top four offenders in the ranks of sanctuary cities have been identified. According to Thomas Homan, the acting head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, they are the cities of Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Philadelphia. Homan revealed just how he feels about the lawless city leadership saying in an interview, “Sanctuary cities, in my opinion, are un-American.”
Homan said, “In the last year, I’ve read all these stories of how the crime rate has exploded in Chicago, and the president’s trying to help them. We’re stepping up our game in Chicago. Is Chicago doing everything that it can to decrease the criminal activity up there? I say no.”
He continued, “I say no because if you’re an illegal alien, and you get arrested in the United States for a crime, and you get booked in Cook County, Chicago, my officers aren’t allowed in the jail. They don’t accept our detainers. They don’t share information with us.”
They will re-offend and then ICE Officers face a much more dangerous apprehension
Homan noted the dangerous cycle that begins with the local jurisdiction refusing to detain criminals for ICE, which puts the offender back out into the community where they “will re-offend” and force ICE agents to engage in a much more dangerous process of tracking them down and arresting them.
He asked, “Why would Cook County not want my officers, federal law enforcement officers, to go talk to somebody who is illegally in the United States that committed yet another crime against the citizens of this country? It’s ludicrous.”
The former CBP agent, Homan, noted that perversely, “They’re a sanctuary city, they’re proud of it.” He said, “San Francisco. How soon they forget,” referencing the July 1, 2015, slaying of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle on city pier 14 by a 7 time repeat felon illegal alien who had been deported five times. He had been released from the San Francisco jail just two and a half months before killing Ms. Steinle.
Homan said, “Let’s talk about New York City, the site of the most horrific terrorist event in this nation’s history, and they don’t accept our detainers. New York City, they’re proud of being a sanctuary city.”
“These jurisdictions, these cities, are choosing to shield people who violated the laws of this country,” said Homan, “that committed a crime against this country; they’re going to shield them. So, what’s next? Sanctuary cities for people who don’t want to pay their taxes?”
Homan directed his comments towards the politicians setting policy, noting that the police and sheriffs in many sanctuaries want to help ICE but are not allowed to do so.
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