Skip to comments.DHS: Dozens Of MS-13, Other Gang Members Released By Sanctuary Cities
Posted on 04/19/2018 11:23:44 PM PDT by upchuck
More than 100 suspected members of MS-13 and other gangs were released in 2017 by sanctuary jurisdictions even though federal authorities had formally requested that they be held, according to data from the Department of Homeland Security.
Between October 2016 and June 2017, local law enforcement agencies released 142 gang members that immigration authorities were seeking to deport instead of transferring them to federal custody. The prisoners were subjects of active immigration detainers, which are formal requests made by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to local authorities to hold criminal aliens until federal agents can pick them up.
The releases occurred in 37 separate jurisdictions, according to a Center for Immigration Studies report on the data, which was compiled in response to a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the rise of MS-13. With the exception of Maricopa County, Arizona, all are considered sanctuary jurisdictions because they refuse to honor ICE detainers that arent backed by a criminal warrant or, in some cases, notify immigration authorities of a criminal aliens release date.
About two-thirds of the releases occurred in California, which has a statewide sanctuary law that limits cooperation between local officials and immigration authorities. Santa Clara County led the way with 22, followed by Los Angeles County with 16 and Orange County with 10.
Outside California, other jurisdictions that frequently let alien gang members go were Travis County, Texas, which released 10, and Montgomery and Prince Georges counties in Maryland, which each released 6.
Notably, 15 of the alien gang members documented in the ICE data were members of MS-13, the ultra-violent transnational gang composed largely of immigrants from Central American countries. As the CIS report notes, five of the MS-13 members were released by Montgomery County and four by Prince Georges County. Both counties are in suburban Washington, D.C., which has seen a disturbing rise in MS-13 activity, including multiple brutal murders.
Under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice has tried to pressure sanctuary jurisdiction into changing their policies by threatening to withhold certain criminal justice grants. It has also taken unprecedented legal action, suing California in March over a trio of state laws it says undermine federal authority to enforce immigration law.
Every official that did this should be tried and jailed for treason and violating federal laws. All their govt pensions gone.
Basically, it’ll take some dead family member, and a grieving family to sue for 250-million dollars against the judgement of some city prosecutor to dismantle this whole thing.
The responsible bureaucrats should be locked in a cage with MS-13.
And that dead Family member will have to be part of a HIGH RANKING FAMILY!
Jerry Brown loves criminals and hates America
When you catch them off them...
I’m not sure what Jerry Brown “loves” but besides criminals and corrupt politicians, I’ll bet it has 4 legs.
Judges which ruled against the Executive branch should be held responsible and impeached.
Instead of “requests”, ICE should issue mandatory deportation orders to the locals that require them to hold the illegals until ICE picks them up.
That will require a change in Immigration policy. It should also include criminal penalties of fines and prison for those who do not enforce the law.
If what i've read about DWS using them for "enforcment", ms13 is the paid strong arm of the DNC.
The dems would rather have innocent people killed than give support in any way to Trump. They deserve to be in prison.
How can they introduce a vibrant Third World culture into the US, without Third World criminals?
As a percentage of its population, Maryland has released almost the same number of MS-13 gang members as California. Montgomery County used to have almost no murders. Is this changing?
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