Operation Safe City: ICE Sweep Nabs 498 Criminal Illegals In Sanctuary Cities

Attorney General Jeff Sessions appears to be making good on his promise to crack down on sanctuary cities.  In an a nationwide sweep of criminal aliens most here illegally this week, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)  arrested 498 illegals across ten sanctuary jurisdictions in what they officially called “Operation Safe City” The number of arrests per area were; Baltimore (28), Cook County, Illinois [Chicago] (30), Denver (63), Los Angeles (101), New York (45), Philadelphia (107), Portland, Ore. (33), Santa Clara County, Calif [San Jose] (27);  Washington, D.C. (14), and the state of Massachusetts (50).

The operation was specifically carried out in sanctuary cities, “where ICE deportation officers are denied access to jails and prisons to interview suspected immigration violators or jurisdictions where ICE detainers are not honored”

ICE Acting Director Tom Homan explained:

“Sanctuary jurisdictions that do not honor detainers or allow us access to jails and



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