Lifezette: Trump Targets Sanctuary Cities with Transparency

IRLI In The News

January 27, 2017

By Brendan Kirby

Executive order requires rogue localities to publish illegal immigrant crime data

Buried deep in President Trump’s executive order outlining new immigration enforcement polices is a simple but potentially powerful requirement to report statistics on crimes committed by illegal immigrants and highlight intransigence by state and local governments.

Trump’s main line of attack against so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions is to target law enforcement grants from the Department of Homeland Security. But the executive order includes more subtle sticks. It requires the agency to publish weekly reports detailing crimes committed by illegal immigrants and jurisdictions that fail to honor requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to transfer jail inmates to federal jurisdiction.

“It’s very significant,” said Dale Wilcox, executive director and general counsel of the Immigration Reform Law Institute. “One thing the public has been deprived of is the truth about what’s going on with immigration … We were very pleased to see President Trump included that in his order.” … Read the full story by Brendan Kirby.

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