Trump releases 'Big List' to shame sanctuary cities
The federal government has revealed that the liberals in Boulder County, Colorado, released three illegal aliens with assault convictions, one burglar and two with drug convictions rather than turn them over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal from the country.
The details are in the Department of Homeland Security’s “Weekly Declined Detainer Outcome Report,” posted by the agency on President Trump’s instructions.
Department officials identified dozens of sanctuary cities across the U.S. that refused to turn over to ICE illegal aliens with criminal allegations or convictions.
For the period Jan. 28 through Feb. 3, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said there were 206 illegals whom sanctuaries refused to turn over.
There was a convicted arsonist protected by Los Angeles and a murder suspect protected in Philadelphia.
The allegations or convictions ran the range from domestic violence, drunken driving, drug offenses and sexual or aggravated assaults to rape and indecent exposure.
The reporting is part of a new effort by Trump to crack down on illegals in the United States. The president has suggested that stripping federal funding from communities that refuse to follow federal law may be in the works.
A Justice Department document already outlines authority to halt at least three federal grant programs under such circumstances.
Federal officials said the report was ordered under Trump’s executive order “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” signed Jan. 25.