Vermont has a growing number of so-called sanctuary cities, and yet police differ on whether the state’s insistence on shielding illegal immigrants from federal law enforcement is preventing police from keeping Vermonters safe.
“Spare us your amnesty – It makes every person more vulnerable when you shield pedophiles, child pornographers, human traffickers, and terrorists from law enforcement,” the DHS Press Secretary account tweeted Tuesday.
A New York county clerk expressed deep concern over the state’s new law allowing illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses, arguing that such a law risks public safety and paves the way for voter fraud.
A growing number of Democratic-led cities and other localities, largely rebuking the Trump administration’s immigration agenda, are refusing to honor ICE immigration detainers.
The acting deputy secretary took particular umbrage with cities and localities that refuse to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), making it more difficult to arrest and deport illegal aliens accused of heinous crimes.
Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled his immigration platform Thursday and called for a complete overhaul of the Department of Homeland Security and a major rollback of immigration enforcement.
Following months of national media coverage over the handling of illegal aliens in his custody, Montgomery County, Maryland, Executive Marc Elrich has somewhat reversed a sanctuary policy he signed into law.
The State Department is on track to accept zero refugees for the month of October, a result of the president’s pause in admissions and his overall goal of dramatically reducing the number of refugees that enter the country every year.
The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to quash California’s migrant sanctuary law, which broadly prohibits state and local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities.
Adding to an already long list of multi-state legal challenges against the Trump administration, Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan is joining a legal challenge against a rule change that makes it more difficult for immigrants to claim asylum when entering the U.S.
The United States government identified hundreds of migrants allegedly falsely claiming familial status and numerous other migrant adults attempting to pose as minors.