We’ve mapped the 206 criminal aliens protected by sanctuary jurisdictions in first week covered by ICE report #WakeUpAmerica #BuildTheWall #EnforceAndDeport
In its first “Weekly Declined Detainer Outcome Report,” it found 206 ICE detainer requests that were declined during the week of Jan. 28 to Feb. 3.
That means local “sanctuary” officials refused to hold convicted criminal aliens at the end of their incarceration until ICE could pick them up for the deportation process. Instead, local officials released the criminals back into their communities. (Click on map in right column for details on each of the released criminals.)
Pres. Trump called for the weekly report in his Jan. 25 interior enforcement executive order. It’s part of a larger effort by the new administration to improve the transparency of immigration-related government data. The President also earmarked funding for statistical reporting in his FY2017 supplemental spending request.
The incredibly detailed report lists the crimes committed by each criminal alien protected by a sanctuary jurisdiction where a detainer request has been issued but not yet honored. The report also includes a list of all sanctuary jurisdictions with their official sanctuary policy.
In addition to improving transparency, the goal of the report is to encourage sanctuary jurisdictions to cooperate more with immigration enforcement efforts.
For the reporting period (Jan. 28 – Feb. 3), the Top 5 jurisdictions to receive new detainer requests include: Clark County NV, Nassau County, NY, Cook County, IL, Montgomery County, IA, and Snohomish County, WA. These jurisdictions were issued an additional 126 detainers from ICE during the reporting period. The Obama administration stopped issuing most detainer requests to sanctuary jurisdictions, so the number of detainers issued to these jurisdictions is likely to increase over time.
The crimes committed by the released criminal aliens are significant. Many have been convicted of domestic violence, sexual assault, aggravated assault, identity theft, driving under the influence, and more. Advocates for sanctuary jurisdictions say they oppose turning over criminal aliens because most of the crimes committed are minor, but the ICE list proves that these jurisdictions are protecting criminal aliens convicted of more than minor misdemeanors.
Whether the public lists work remains to be seen, but CNN is reporting that ICE is also stepping up enforcement efforts in sanctuary jurisdictions to help convince them to cooperate more with enforcement efforts.
We’ve created an interactive map identifying the sanctuary jurisdictions and the crimes committed by the criminal aliens they’re protecting. You can view the map here: