D.C. Builds Deportation Defense Fund near MS-13 Hotbeds
BREITBART – ROBERT ARCE
District officials in Washington, D.C. designated a legal defense fund aimed at benefiting illegal aliens and their families after being detained for deportation. The move comes after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement stepped up operations in sanctuary cities.
The establishment of the fund was announced by D.C. Councilman David Grosso, who claimed to local news outlets that the District earmarked $500,000 for legal services to help those targeted during ICE raids.
The action by D.C. officials comes as a response to increased operations targeting illegal immigrants in jurisdictions calling themselves sanctuary cities. The term refers to the intentional lack of cooperation between local law enforcement and federal authorities for those incarcerated and in the country illegally. The stepped-up enforcement operations are being carried out in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Baltimore. During a recent raid in Washington, D.C., authorities detained 14 illegal immigrants, some of them had prior felony and misdemeanor convictions.