Issues, Politics

Trump DHS Targets Uncooperative Police Agencies

President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security isn’t playing games.

After detailing plans to beef up the borders with massive new hires of border agents and greasing the skids for the border wall, now agency heads are taking aim a local police agencies.

DHS issued a list this week of county police forces that have refused to comply with immigration regulations and deportation requirements.

At the top of the list are uber-liberal Cook County, Illinois (Chicago), and Nassau County, New York (NYC).

Here’s more from Newsmax

President Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security issued a list Monday of counties in which law enforcement agencies have refused to comply with immigration officials in deporting illegal immigrants who have been charged with crimes.

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Clark County, Nev., and Nassau County, N.Y., are the top two on ICE’s list. Between Jan. 28 and Feb. 3 of this year, law enforcement in Clark declined 51 detainers while those in Nassau declined 38. The other counties listed declined less than fifteen.

“When criminal aliens are released from local or state custody, they have the opportunity to reoffend,” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement, according to The Hill. “It is much safer for everyone – the community, law enforcement, and even the criminal alien – if ICE officers take custody of the alien in the controlled environment of another law enforcement agency as opposed to visiting a reported alien’s residence, place of work, or other public area.”

The National Immigration Law Center’s Avideh Moussavian, a staff lawyer, said police usually work with federal law enforcement in criminal cases, but not civil cases like immigration offenses.

“They’ve created this totally false narrative that somehow local law enforcement is obstructing their work because they’re not holding people when the local law enforcement authorities have no basis for holding that person any longer,” Moussavian told The Washington Post.

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