"When sanctuary cities refuse to comply with ICE detainers, they create a nationwide patchwork of places where the law is enforced and where it isn’t," Scott Brady writes. That's political posturing, not public safety. More:
A lawsuit filed last week against @LVMPD asks the courts to end the practice of local police agencies holding people on federal immigration detainers
Unimaginable: More than 1,500 aliens with ICE detainers released from the Orange County Jail in 2019, many re-offended (ICE)
Last year @ICEgov lodged 7,526 detainers via its NY field office, accounting for 17,873 criminal convictions & 6,500 criminal charges - including over 200 homicides, 500 robberies, 1,000 sexual offenses, 1,000 weapons offenses & 3,500 assaults.
ICE Acting Director Albence: "Let’s also be clear about those whom ICE lodges detainers and issues warrants. These individuals are those who have already been arrested for a criminal violation and booked into jail." (11/)
"It is the height of hypocrisy for NYC to blame ICE for this tragic crime. The mayor & police chief have continually celebrated that they don’t honor ICE detainers, & to deflect the criticism for this completely preventable murder is incredibly disingenuous & shameful... (1/2)
When law enforcement agencies fail to honor immigration detainers and release serious criminal offenders onto the streets, it undermines ICE’s ability to protect public safety and carry out its mission.
Of the nearly 1,300 at-large arrests made this week, our officers apprehended 199 people who could have been arrested at a jail if our detainers had been honored. (2/2)
ICE recently arrested 9 in New York who were illegally in the U.S. All were released from NYPD custody with active detainers in place, and had pending criminal charges.