New York City is participating in the growing trend of law enforcement in sanctuary cities being ordered not to cooperate with federal ICE agents.
Traditionally, ICE is notified when an illegal alien has been apprehended by the NYPD, and they are held for a day or so in order for ICE to take them into custody and determine whether deportation is required. These requests are being ignored by the NYPD.
Breitbart reported on the breakdown in communication.
New York Police Department (NYPD) records reviewed by the New York Daily News finds that law enforcement officials released likely more than 2,900 illegal aliens back into communities despite their having been arrested for crimes.
Specifically, the NYPD failed to honor 2,916 requests by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency between July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 to hold criminal illegal aliens in local custody and turn them over to federal agents for arrest and deportation.
According to the analysis, NYPD law enforcement officials only provided ICE with data in seven cases where criminal illegal aliens had been arrested. That data included incarceration status, the scheduled release date of the illegal alien, and potential court hearings where the illegal alien would be present.
These seven cases in which ICE was provided with data by the NYPD included illegal aliens who had previously been convicted for at least one violent crime.
There is a difference between not assisting the federal government and impeding the federal government’s investigation into a known criminal’s activities. New York crossed the line long ago, and now continue down this path by looking to pass a law allowing illegal aliens to obtain a driver’s license and participate in elections.
Should the NYPD inform ICE when an illegal alien is in their custody?