Sanctuary Cities Backfire – A Magnet For ICE Home, Workplace Enforcement Raids

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The acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Thomas Homan, says the policies of the Trump administration are a welcome change for his agents from the restrictive, cumbersome, anti-enforcement mandates of his predecessor. Now the agents are being allowed to do what they were hired to do, arrest and deport foreign squatters.

Homan said, “Now they have meaning to their jobs,” referencing both ICE and Border Patrol agents, and they’re cheering the changes. Saying President Trump has “taken the handcuffs off of law enforcement,” and that Homan is planning to surge agents into approximately 300 sanctuary cities. 

He said, “You can like President Trump, not like him, like his policies, not like his policies, but one thing no one can argue with is the effect they’ve had.” He notes that since President Trump took office, illegal border crossings are down by almost 70 percent, “an historic low.”  He says arrests inside the country have risen 40 %, with demands for the pick up of illegal criminals in local jails up by 80%.

Homan, a 30-year veteran of the agency, plans to redistribute manpower in response to the reduced need at the border and the peak demands in the interior. He has also been authorized to hire 10,000 new agents and many will be engaged in helping to track down illegals in the primary target of sanctuary cities. ICE will focus more efforts on those who are incarcerated, working illegally and at large inside the interior of the United States.

A top priority will be those jurisdictions that refuse to comply with ICE detainer requests or which refuse to share information with ICE. They might think they’re providing sanctuary, but Homan’s policies will make that little more than a political claim and an illusion. They’re actually drawing more attention and engagement with federal immigration representatives than if they were cooperating.

Homan also made the argument that by refusing to act in good faith with his agency, sanctuary cities are endangering illegal aliens by leaving ICE with no enforcement alternative other than pursuit, to hunt the offenders down in their places of residence or employment rather than in jails. Rather than picking up one individual in a jail, ICE officers might arrest and entire work crew or those sharing his apartment. 

Homan stated, “I’m going to arrest him and anybody else with him because there is no population off the table anymore, referring to President Trump’s expanded deportation policies.” He recommended, “So if you really want to tap down the fear in the immigrant community, I would think the counties would want me in their jails.”

In recent Congressional testimony, Homan stated, “What I want to get to is a clear understanding from everybody, from the congressmen to the politicians to law enforcement to those who enter the country illegally, that ICE is open for business. We’re going to enforce the laws on the books without apology, we’ll continue to prioritize what we do. But it’s not OK to violate the laws of this country anymore, you’re going to be held accountable.”


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13 Comments on Sanctuary Cities Backfire – A Magnet For ICE Home, Workplace Enforcement Raids

  1. Great news! Cali should be a big hit for many of these ICE AGENTS. You know where many of them are welcome, and heading in droves! Jerry Brown the destroyer of CA. How do you like Trump now, Jerry Brown? You have managed to put Sanctuary city CA as a RED MARKER For ICE. Love it. I am far up North, Republican base, and daily it is looking more and more like Mexico! Come and get em. You can find them in there work trucks, don’t speak English, drinking there beer, buying more around 4-5 pm daily at all the gas/markets owned by the Muslim invasion.

  2. Would it not cost less to have fliers printed in several different language, dropped from aircraft that read; “Illegals get out of the USA by sundown or be shot at sunrise”.

    • Kelleigh Nelson // July 20, 2017 at 9:51 am // Reply

      Whoo-hoo-hoo…if only we could Skunk! You made me laugh. Should we collect money for the plane or the fliers?

  3. Great! Really good news! It’s nice to read something good for a change. I hope those in Sanctuary Cities got a really big chill down their backs when they saw that one, lol. They’re getting closer to deporting all illegals. Gotta take it one step at a time, and get the manpower to do it. It’s coming.

  4. OUTSTANDING !!! This is exactly what our nation needs and will continue to need for a long, long time.

    Thank you Mr. President – TRUMP IN 2020 !!!

    (Great article Mr. Rick Wells … as usual !!!)

  5. Judy Bowen // July 19, 2017 at 10:13 pm // Reply

    This is just wonderful news. Please keep up the great work, my Staye CA needs u badly. Well done. ✊????????

  6. Deplorable Doctor // July 19, 2017 at 8:16 pm // Reply

    Praise the Lord for President Trump and The acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Thomas Homan!

  7. Kelleigh Nelson // July 19, 2017 at 7:56 pm // Reply

    Excellent! Thank you President Trump!

  8. TONYA PARNELL // July 19, 2017 at 5:57 pm // Reply

    TRUMP 2020

  9. Every time I read about this issue, I hold my breath. I just took a deep one. When the numbers come in, i’ll be able to take another one. The only thing that would make me truly happy would be to hear the words “Deport ALL illegal aliens in America, close our borders, and if any of them tries to come back in, shoot them on sight.” Ahh…

  10. Nice job, Rick. Let’s hope the new enforcement direction continues. The establishment isn’t gonna like it.

  11. Andrew W. Matheson // July 19, 2017 at 4:16 pm // Reply

    Hi All,
    GOOD ON TRUMP!!!It Sure Would B Nice if We had a GET TOUGH PM in CANADA. Instead We Got a Knee Jerk Dummy Called Trudope Who Won’t Do S F A About WetBacks Illegals Flooding Across Our Borders etc and Paying OFF TERRORISTS
    We Sure Could Use Trump in Canada.

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