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Trump official promises 'a lot more' ICE agents in California

Trump official promises 'a lot more' ICE agents in California

In a discussion that focused on California, which Gov.

"If he thinks ICE is going away, we're not", Homan said.

"Are these sanctuary cities, can we hold them accountable, are they violating federal law?" he asked.

The federal statute in question- 8 U.S.C. 1324-makes it a crime for a person to harbor or shield unauthorized immigrants in "knowing" or "reckless disregard" of the law. No. 1, they need to file charges against the sanctuary cities, No. 2, they need to hold back their funding. "They're about to see a lot more special agents, a lot more deportation officers in the state...if the politicians in California don't want to protect their communities then ICE will".

A California Department of Transportation worker removes a "sanctuary state" sign Monday from the San Bernardino county line on Interstate 15 near the California-Nevada border.

"Threatening to jail political opponents, especially for laws they aren't breaking, is not the America I grew up in", Adler said in a statement. The city's lawsuit challenges conditions the Department of Justice placed on key law enforcement grants to pressure sanctuary cities to work with ICE agents or face a cut-off of funds.

"We've got to take these sanctuary cities on, we've got to take them to court and we've got to start charging some of these politicians with crimes", Homan said in a Fox News interview.

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.

"The Department of Justice needs to do a couple of things. SB54 will negatively impact ICE operations in California by almost eliminating all cooperation and communication with our law enforcement partners in the state, voiding the delegated authority that the Orange County Sheriff's Office has under the 287g program, and prohibiting local law enforcement from contracting with the federal government to house detainees".

Homan said that as of July 31 a year ago, nearly 10,000 criminal aliens who were released onto the streets nationwide-rather than being turned over to ICE-have committed another crime. "So California just bit off a lot more than it can chew", he said.

On New Year's Day, laws took effect in California banning police from assisting in federal immigration enforcement activities and questioning residents on their immigration status.

Almost one quarter (more than 2 million) of the country's estimated illegal alien population lives in California, according to the Public Policy Institute of California. Instead, they often limit information sharing and block local jails from keeping immigrants beyond their release date so that ICE can pick them up. Moreover, he argued Brown should be criminally charged over the law.

Violators could be subject to civil action, according to state Senate president and author of the bill Kevin de León.