The ICE arrests 172 migrants in sanctuary cities within six days
He was arrested Oct. 3-9 in Baltimore, Denver, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington, D.C., the report said.
The move comes after those already facing deportation and “arrested for crimes, but released by state or local law enforcement agencies.
More than 80% of those arrested had “criminal charges or criminal charges pending at the time of arrest.”
According to ICE spokesman Miguel Alvarez, the arrests include:
- 54 in New York
- 35 in Seattle
- 34 in Denver
- In Philadelphia26
- 11 Washington D.C.
“The department will pursue legal enforcement measures to keep our communities safe, regardless of whether we have cooperation from state and local authorities,” said Chad Wolf, executive secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, part of which is ICE.
“Political security does not come first when enforcing the law and keeping our citizens safe,” Wolf said.
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