A new report shows that President Trump is deploying “elite tactical agents” of the U.S. Border Patrol to 10 separate sanctuary cities in a massive effort to increase the number of apprehensions of illegal alien criminals.
About 100 agents will assist in the capture of violent criminals who should not be in the United States in the first place, but who are constantly placed back on the streets thanks to democrat policies that prevent law enforcement from cooperating with federal agents.
- Detroit, Michigan
- Chicago, Illinois
- New York City, New York
- Newark, New Jersey
- San Francisco, California
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Los Angeles, California
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Houston, Texas
- Boston, Massachusetts
The BORTAC agents are expected to help Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents with deportation operations between February and May in an effort to increase arrests of criminal illegal aliens by 35 percent, according to emails read to the Times.
Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence told the Times in a statement:
“As we have noted for years, in jurisdictions where we are not allowed to assume custody of aliens from jails, our officers are forced to make at-large arrests of criminal aliens who have been released into communities,” he said. “When sanctuary cities release these criminals back to the street, it increases the occurrence of preventable crimes, and more importantly, preventable victims.”
The added BORTAC agents aiding ICE with arrests of criminal illegal aliens comes as federal immigration officials reportedly requested more help in the sanctuary cities that shield fugitives from deportation.
Most recently, the Trump administration has released a full-fledged federal campaign to take on sanctuary jurisdictions. At the Justice Department, Attorney General William Barr has filed lawsuits against the sanctuary state of New Jersey and the sanctuary county of King County, Washington for their obstruction of national immigration law.
“When we are talking about sanctuary cities, we are talking about policies that are designed to allow criminal aliens to escape … their express purpose is to shelter aliens whom local law enforcement has already arrested for other crimes,” Barr said this week.