Friday, March 24, 2017

Can Trump “name and shame” sanctuary cities into compliance? ... LET'S HOPE SO!

This is going to be interesting. This week the Department of Homeland Security released a list of names of jails where local law enforcement was refusing to cooperate with ICE requests to hold illegal immigrants who had been arrested for potential deportation. It’s far from a comprehensive list but it does cover more than 200 incidents reported in the last couple of months. There seems to be some strategy behind who was included, particularly when you consider that a majority of the incidents took place in Texas. (Associated Press)
The Trump administration is naming some names in its efforts to shame local jails that don’t cooperate with immigration authorities. It’s putting the spotlight on Travis County, Texas, home of liberal Austin.
The administration released a list of 206 cases of immigrants released from custody despite requests from federal agents to keep them locked up. Roughly two-thirds were from Travis County.
The 206 figure is somewhat murky. It doesn’t represent all the cases in which immigration authorities sought custody of people facing criminal charges, with major cities like New York and Los Angeles underrepresented on the list.
Read the rest from Jazz Shaw HERE and follow links to related stories below:

Trump pressures 'sanctuary cities' that won't hold undocumented immigrants

ICE Releases List Of Sanctuary Jurisdictions Which Could Lose Federal Funding

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