Thomas Homan, the acting head of ICE, has been deporting large numbers of criminals and others caught up in his sweeps. He’s concentrated on sanctuary cities and named New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Chicago as the worst unAmerican cities. How would you also like to see the mayors of those cities, these lawbreakers, arrested?
Homan has been discussing arresting the leaders of those cities on charges of violating federal anti-smuggling laws.
He is looking into charging them because he is fed up with local officials putting their communities and his officers at risk by releasing illegal immigrants from jail.
The top immigration law enforcement official has also notified Americans that they should expect more work site enforcement targeting unscrupulous employers and more 287(g) agreements with willing police and sheriff’s departments that want to help get illegal immigrants off their streets.
In other big news, Homan, empowered by a President who has “taken the handcuffs off of law enforcement”, is planning to surge agents into approximately 300 sanctuary cities.
By next year, he said, ICE is set to break the deportation records of 409,849 migrants set in 2012.
He said, “You can like President Trump, not like him, like his policies, not like his policies, but one thing no one can argue with is the effect they’ve had.”
Another law Mr. Homan might consider using to make arrests is Title 8 U.S. Code § 1324 which covers the harboring of illegal aliens. That has been discussed before by the few who seem to care about these lawbreakers.
Three of the federal statutes that are specifically applicable to state and local officials and others who may be violating federal law include:
8 USC section 1324 (a) (1) (A) (iii) makes it an offense for any person who knowingly or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection such alien.
8 USC section 1324 (a) (1) (A) (iv) makes it an offense for any person who encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowingly or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of the law.
8 USC section 1324 (a) (1) (A) (v) expressly makes it an offense to engage in a conspiracy to commit or to aid or abet the commission of the above offenses.
If we still are a nation of laws, he will do it and U.S. attorneys will follow through.
Watching hardcore leftists like Rahm Emanuel, Bill de Blasio, Ed Lee, and Jim Kenney taken out in handcuffs would be dreamy for some of us but the lawyers, judges and violent armies of leftists will pour into the streets calling for Mr. Homan’s head as Michael Moore, the anti-Capitalist, looks for ways to monetize it on the big screen.