Acting ICE director warns ‘more people are going to die’ because of sanctuary cities

Acting ICE director warns ‘more people are going to die’ because of sanctuary cities
Mayor Libby Schaaf of Oakland, CA. (Image: Screen grab of Mercury News video)

Acting director of Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) Thomas Homan said Thursday on “Fox & Friends” that “more people are going to die” as a result of sanctuary city policies.

Homan criticized Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf for interfering with ICE officers and said radical views on immigration are a danger to public safety.

“[Schaaf] let the criminal aliens that we had targeted for arrest, gave them an advanced notice law enforcement was coming for them. And many criminal aliens were not apprehended because of that warning,” Homan said, adding:

I can’t put a specific number on it but a lot of criminal aliens were not found because they were given advance warning by the mayor, which increased a public safety issue in her area. We’ve got criminal aliens walking around that community that are now in hiding because of her warning.

Homan believes the existence of sanctuary states and cities will ultimately end up costing lives.

“When you call yourself a sanctuary city, you’re dangling that carrot which is going to cause more illegal immigration. They’re going to see more illegal immigration in the state of California. And it’s more than just an enforcement issue,” Homan concluded. “More people are going to die trying to come to this country because they think they can get to a state or a city where they’re going to be shielded from immigration enforcement. It’s wrong on many different levels.”

This report, by Nick Givas, was cross posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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