ICE Director: Sanctuary Cities 'Pulling Their Own Funding' By Disobeying Feds
Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan said sanctuary cities are "pulling their own funding" by not following federal law.
Municipalities like San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York have criticized President Trump for restricting federal grants to their cities.
Homan said that not only are these areas ignoring federal edicts, but that their executives, like Mayors Rahm Emanuel (D-Chicago), Edwin Lee (D-San Francisco), Bill de Blasio (D-N.Y.) and Jim Kenney (D-Phila.), may be violating statutes.
"Knowingly shielding illegal aliens from law enforcement is a crime," he said, "Are these jurisdictions on the right side of that law?"
Homan said that in Emanuel's Chicago specifically, ICE agents are not allowed inside Cook County Jail, which "puts politics ahead of safety."
"Chicago has the highest crime rate in years," he said.
Homan said that 10,000 illegal aliens that have been released from prisons in one jurisdiction have re-offended and been sent back to jail.
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