ICE is Targeting Sanctuary Cities with Raids

Why wouldn’t ICE target sanctuary cities? That’s where the illegals are.

It’s like Willie Sutton, the famous bank robber. When asked why he robbed banks, he replied that banks are where the money is.

Excerpt from KTLA

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been targeting so-called “sanctuary cities” with increased enforcement operations in an effort to pressure those jurisdictions to cooperate with federal immigration agents, a senior U.S. immigration official with direct knowledge of ongoing ICE actions told CNN.

A sanctuary city is a broad term applied to states, cities and/or counties that have policies in place designed to limit cooperation or involvement in the enforcement of federal immigration operations. More than 100 U.S. jurisdictions — among them New York, Los Angeles and Chicago — identify as such.

High-ranking ICE officials have discussed in internal meetings carrying out more raids on those locations, said the source.

This week, a federal judge in Texas seems to have confirmed that tactic. U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Austin revealed during an immigration hearing Monday that a mid-February raid in the Austin metro area was done in retaliation for a local sheriff’s recent decision to limit her department’s cooperation with ICE.

“There’s been questions about whether Austin is being targeted. We had a briefing…. that we could expect a big operation, agents coming in from out of town. There was going to be a specific operation, and it was at least related to us in that meeting that it was a result of the sheriff’s new policy that this was going to happen,” Austin says in audio of the proceedings provided by the court.

The judge’s comments came as he questioned an ICE agent about a recent unrelated arrest.

Austin said that in a late January meeting, local ICE officials told him and another federal judge that an upcoming enforcement operation was being done in direct response to Sheriff Sally Hernandez’s adoption of a sanctuary policy in Travis County.


Earlier this year, Hernandez announced that beginning in February, her department would no longer honor ICE detainers unless the individual was arrested for murder, sexual assault or human trafficking, or a warrant had been issued. A detainer is a 48-hour hold request placed on suspected undocumented immigrants in local jails until federal agents can come in and take over the case.

A showdown in Travis County, Texas

It is a significant shift in the county’s immigration enforcement policy that has put the newly elected Democratic sheriff at odds with pro-enforcement local and state officials, including the Texas Senate, which recently passed a bill that withholds state dollars from sanctuary cities and Gov. Greg Abbott, who cut $1.5 million in funding to the county.

Days after Hernandez enacted the new measure, a series of immigration raids in Austin netted 51 arrests, fueling speculation that the city was being intentionally targeted. The judge’s comments in open court have further fanned those flames.

“My understanding, what was told to us, is that one of the reasons that happened was because the meetings that had occurred between the (ICE) field office director and the sheriff didn’t go very well,” said Judge Austin during the hearing. CNN reached out to the judge, but he declined to comment further.

We remain hopeful that President Trump will cut off funding to so-called sanctuary cities. Law enforcement should never have the option of putting the public safety at risk to pander to cheap politicians after the immigrant vote.

11 thoughts on “ICE is Targeting Sanctuary Cities with Raids

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  3. On another note, I watched Tucker Carlson tonight. He had as a guest the Texas Governor Abbott. Carlson asked the governor about Sheriff Hernandez’s willful disobedience to federal law and what he was going to do about it. I have not looked in the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure or statutes, but I believe that in most states, the governor can remove a sheriff from office for good cause e.g. disobeying the law, willful misconduct. I am pretty sure that this provision is the statute in Texas. Instead, the governor cucked and said that Texas pulled some funding from Travis County and that he is introducing a bill to make it illegal for a public official to fail to uphold the law or some such nonsense. Again, I am pretty sure that there are statutes already on the books that address dereliction of duty, failing to comply with federal law or laws period. My governor in action.

  4. (((Donors))) told her no donations for her reelection campaign unless she ignored Trump’s orders. Looks like she took those donations!

  5. “a local sheriff’s recent decision to limit her department’s cooperation with ICE.”
    The word “her” jumped out at me. Oh oh, female sheriff.

    The I find she is a Mexican as well, or married to one. She is probably cooperating with drug cartels – this is a crime and she should be in jail.

    “her department would no longer honor ICE detainers unless the individual was arrested for murder, sexual assault or human trafficking, or a warrant had been issued.”
    Drug crimes are not on this list, even those importing say 1000 kilos of cocaine the guilty must be released. A crime like this is more serious than sexual assault or human trafficking and has a bigger penalty.

  6. In the meantime, jewry has networks conspiring to bring more of them in. I’m sure you will recognize Henry below, Paladin.

    “Jews conspire with Latinos against European-Americans”

    “The American Jewish Committee recently launched the Latino-Jewish Leadership Council with 35 high-powered members like Henry Cisneros, a former chief of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. They met for the first time on March 1. The focus will be immigration reform, hate crimes and foreign policy with Latin America and Israel, Siegel Vann said. Members plan to meet soon with members of Congress and the Trump administration. Her department has staff in Washington, Los Angeles, Miami and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    Anti-Semitism tops the council’s agenda,..”.

    • Henry was a young prof at the university in 1980. He had big ambitions. I was told when I got there that year that Henry was going to be the first Hispanic president of the U.S. I believed it. Foolish me.

      He likes white women. That was his downfall in politics. Yet still the big companies hire him to front various projects. It’s crazy.

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