Friday, March 24, 2017
In a January 25 executive order, President Trump threatened to defund "sanctuary cities," cities that go undefined in the order but are generally thought of as not fully cooperating with federal immigration enforcement efforts. Now, there is a troubling report about the targeting of "sanctuary cities" for immigration enforcement.
Consistent with other reports, CNN reports that 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. This is what a senior US immigration official with direct knowledge of ongoing ICE actions told CNN.