[Ed. – But hey, Gavin Newsom, up in Sacramento, doesn’t have to live with them in his back yard. Neither does LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, for that matter.]
Timothy S. Robbins, acting associate executive director of detention and removal operations at ICE, told the lawmakers that his agency used to get 75-100 illegal alien criminals turned over to ICE every day. Now, they get less than 5.
The irony, he said, is that sanctuary communities say they want ICE to focus on deporting criminals — but by refusing to cooperate at their jails they’re actually pushing the agency’s 6,800 deportation officers out into communities, meaning they are more likely to pick up rank-and-file illegal immigrants while arresting fewer criminals. …
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But the LA police only release non-violent offenders right? Robbins appeared to shock Democrats when he told them that simply wasn’t so.
“Are you saying that local law enforcement, if they knew they had a violent offender in custody, that they would release those persons?” asked Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, Hawaii Democrat.
“Yes, that’s exactly what I’m saying,” Mr. Robbins said. “I have many examples.”
Ms. Hirono was taken aback and repeated her question — twice — in disbelief. …