Records obtained by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) reveal that the sanctuary jurisdiction of King County, Washington, which includes Seattle has released 370 illegal aliens that ICE had placed detainers on.
290 of those had been convicted of felonies. Just ask yourself just how many crimes are committed by these felons after they are released. It seems like Democrats are much more concerned with illegal felons that they are about the law-abiding citizens.
This is why we need a law making sanctuary cities responsible for their releasing of criminals.
An ICE detainer is a hold that federal immigration officials put on an illegal alien who has been arrested by local or state law enforcement asking that they turn the particular illegal alien over to them for arrest and deportation.
Sanctuary jurisdictions like King County, refuse to hand criminally charged illegal aliens over to ICE agents.
Over a 27-month period ending on December 30, 2017, King County freed hundreds of illegal aliens instead of turning them over to ICE for deportation. Nearly 290 of these illegal aliens taken into custody and then freed by King County officials had been charged with felonies such as homicide, kidnapping, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, drugs, burglary, and fraud.
RLI Executive Director Dale Wilcox said in a statement:
State and local elected leaders like to congratulate themselves for the compassion of their sanctuary policies, but they are actually bringing violent crime and even death to their residents. The people of King County should be outraged and demand accountability from their leaders. Refusing ICE detainer requests means releasing dangerous criminals into the community, period.