Top ICE Official: Sanctuary Jurisdictions Are Fighting Against Trump

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The Democrats care more about pandering for votes than the rule of law and keeping America safe. No time is that fact more obvious than when watching radical, left-leaning elites war against the Trump administration to help illegal immigrants escape the consequences of their law-breaking.

The battle between sanctuary jurisdictions and Trump’s administration recently hit a new boiling point when Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Matt Albence lauded Trump for sending ICE into the rogue locations to make arrests.

The safest thing for our officers and the public is to turn these individuals over to us when they have them in their custody,” Albence said, “but they refuse to cooperate with us, leaving us no choice but to go out and work these cases at large.”

While appearing on Fox & Friends: Weekend, Albence told the hosts: “The sanctuary jurisdictions cause us to have to go out and make more arrests at large in the community.”

In an effort to locate these illegal criminals, ICE served subpoenas on the state of California — one of the sanctuary jurisdictions. “Issuance of these immigration subpoenas is necessary because the [San Diego County Sheriff’s Office] is forced to comply with California’s sanctuary state laws, and therefore cannot cooperate in honoring immigration detainers or requests for non-public information to assist in locating criminal aliens that have been or will be released from custody,” ICE said in a released statement.

“The public needs to be aware and concerned that California sanctuary state laws do not protect public safety and is bad public policy,” said Gregory Archambeault, San Diego Field Office Director for ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations in San Diego.

He went on: “Criminal aliens are being released back into the community daily and most will re-offend resulting in more victims. For ICE, the most concerning part about dealing with uncooperative jurisdictions, or places that are not allowed to work with us, is that we don’t always know who is being arrested, when they’ll be released, or if they are at-large in the community again. ”

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