Sanctuary City Mayor Stands Up to Immigration and Customs Enforcement Leader's Threat

California Has Officially Become a Sanctuary State

"We gotta take [sanctuary cities] to court, and we gotta start charging some of these politicians with crimes", Mr Homan said. I'm going to significantly increase our enforcement presence in California.

The answer is nearly certainly no. Homan's argument relies on a statute that is typically used to target human smugglers; according to Bill Hing, a law professor at the University of San Francisco who runs the school's Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic, there's no precedent, or even a strong legal case, for using it against politicians.

"California better hold on tight", Thomas Homan, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said on Fox News.

Homan didn't hold back, telling Fox that the Department of Justice needs to file charges against municipalities that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities and deny them funding. "There's no sanctuary from federal law enforcement". As the interview wrapped up, he added, "We gotta start charging some of these politicians with crimes".

Responding to Homan, Steinberg told The Sacramento Bee the city would "redouble" its efforts to support undocumented immigrants. Seth Stein, a spokesman for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, called the comments "unhinged and misinformed" in a statement sent to Mother Jones. "That is a violation of 8 USC 1324".

Brown and other leaders of sanctuary cities are even violating federal law, he believes, noting that he's asked the Department of Justice to look into whether they can be criminally charged.

"If the politicians in California don't want to protect their communities than ICE will", he said.

Although Homan-who has worked at ICE for three decades and is known for supporting anti-immigration policies-touted the Trump administration's favored narrative that sanctuary city policies endanger the public as well as federal officers, the Los Angeles Times notes that "research has shown sanctuary cities have lower crime rates and that immigrants generally commit fewer crimes than USA citizens".

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent detains a convicted criminal alien in Los Angeles, Calif., on October 14, 2015.

SB-54 bans state and local law enforcement officers from asking the immigration status of anyone during a routine stop, and they are prohibited from arresting illegal aliens based on civil immigration warrants.

SB-54 forbids local law enforcement to communicate with immigration officials about when a criminal is about to be released from custody, except under special circumstances.

The effect the law will have on the safety of the community will be devastating, he argued. Local and state officials can also still share information with ICE if an immigrant has committed one of roughly 800 crimes.

California became a "sanctuary state" on Monday after a bill Democratic Gov.

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