The Department of Homeland Security released its weekly “Declined Detainer Outcome Report,” which shines a spotlight on sanctuary cities where local police have released illegal immigrants even though federal authorities requested that they be detained until Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents can come get them.
The latest report, which covers February 4-10, shows that contrary to the myth sanctuary city proponents peddle—that those released are nonviolent—dozens who were released have been convicted of violent crimes, such as sexual assault, domestic battery, and cruelty toward children. …
Although cities and counties in New York and California accounted for nearly half of the refusals, communities in Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, Texas, Virginia, Washington and the District of Columbia also made the list.
The new report also highlights jurisdictions that have recently declared themselves sanctuary cities. Since January, Baltimore, Tulare, Calif.; Ithaca, N.Y.; Travis County, Texas; Iowa City, Iowa; and Boulder, Colo., have publicly announced their intentions to not honor ICE detainers.