Donald Trump threatens to pull law enforcement from California
- Author: Delores Daniels Feb 26, 2018,
Feb 26, 2018, 7:10
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) figures declared that the number of people detained by United States deportation officers, who don't have any history in crime, is rising for Trumps administration's resolution to vacate more.
Calling the state's preference for embracing sanctuary policies a "disgrace", Trump claimed that California is not willing to cooperate with federal law enforcement.
Why? Because he feels the state is giving his administration "no help" in targeting the violent MS-13 gang, especially in Los Angeles.
"Frankly, if I wanted to pull our people from California, you would have a crime nest like you've never seen in California", Trump said during a meeting with state and local officials on school safety and gun violence. "They would be begging", he added. "And you know what, I'm thinking about doing it", he continued. He said the state was "doing a lousy management job" and criticized it for high taxes.
In California, deportation officers and agents targeted individuals they knew to be violating federal immigration laws.
In January, the Justice Department threatened more than two dozen cities, counties, and states - including California - with subpoenas and cuts in public-safety funds if they refused to prove that they're sharing information about undocumented immigrants. We're the global hub of innovation and the largest farm state in the country. Using scarce ICE resources to punish California and score political points is "an abhorrent abuse of power", they wrote. Law enforcement officers are subject to civil action if they violate the new policy, including by communicating with ICE about illegal aliens in their custody.
It's unclear if Trump plans to make good on his threat, but if the response by state lawmakers is any gauge, they appear ready to call his bluff. "We know exactly where we're going to arrest them", he said.
"California better hold on tight", Homan said on Fox News last month.
Seven arrests were made in Waco during a weeklong U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement roundup of criminal aliens and immigration violators. His administration has previously vowed to step up immigration raids in California. "We'd like to keep it that way".
For once, we can admit that one of President Donald Trump's ideas isn't actually so bad.
This dispute between the administration and "sanctuary" jurisdictions will ultimately be settled by the Supreme Court.