Media and citizens who back their cities embrace illegel immigrants and not working with ICE have no idea they are playing “Russian Roulette” in their own communities.To be blunt, we have a growing segment of uneducated citizenry that think they know best compared to law enforcement. Laws must be based on moral feelings and not actual knowledge gleamed by the field officers.
When Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) makes contact with illegal immigrants, they start doing their own background investigations compared to local law enforcement. One of the big ones is seeing if the illegal immigrant is on the “Known Suspected Terrorist” list (KST). I myself have seen these lists. KST lists are a handled with the utmost sensitivity.
The inspector general report lambasted sanctuary cities because the politicians know that by releasing illegal immigrants back into the community without contacting ICE, national security background checks will not get implemented. FreeBeacon.com outlined the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants released by these cities in a 3 year period without ICE being contacted:
“ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) faces challenges in implementing the Known or Suspected Terrorist Encounter Protocol (KSTEP) screening process, which is used to identify aliens who may be known or suspected terrorists,” the inspector general said.
The inspector general also issued a rebuke to sanctuary cities, saying local law enforcement agencies that refuse to cooperate with ICE prevent the government from “screening many other criminal aliens” and identifying “possible terrorist connections.”
The audit identified 675 jurisdictions that “declined to honor more than 29,269 ICE immigration detainers from January 2014 through May 2017.”
“When a state or local law enforcement agency declines to transfer custody of a removable criminal alien to ICE, the released alien may put the public and ERO personnel at risk and requires significantly more resources to bring the individual into ICE custody,” the inspector general said.