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Illegal Aliens Are Congregating in Sanctuary Cities, Study Shows

March 24, 2017

Bob Price


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More than 10 percent of the illegal aliens living in the United States congregate in seven sanctuary cities.

New York City tops the list with 525,000 migrants living illegally in the sanctuary jurisdictions. The Daily Wire cites a February Pew Research Center report showing the Big Apple is followed by Los Angeles with 375,000, Chicago with 140,000, Denver with 55,000, and Boston and San Francisco with 35,000 each. These seven sanctuary cities account for more than 10 percent of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S.

The mayors of these cities joined with dozens of other sanctuary city leaders this week for a “Cities Day of Immigration Action,” Breitbart Texas’ Lana Shadwick reported. The mayors pledged a list of feel-good commitments stating they will:

  • Hold an in-person event such as a local press conference, town hall, roundtable or “Know Your Rights” forum
  • Pass a city resolution, proclamation, ordinance or other official document commemorating the day
  • Send out a press release
  • Pen an op-ed
  • Amplify your activities via social media using #MayorsStand4All

Austin, Texas, Mayor Steve Adler joined with the other sanctuary mayors tweeting, “Mayors Celebrate Immigrants While Facing ICE’s New ‘Non-Cooperative’ City List.”

Austin is the county seat for Travis County which led the nation in the release of criminal aliens according to the first week’s report from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials reported by Breitbart Texas.

ICE officials listed most of the cities above as releasing criminal aliens who are subjects of immigration hold requests from immigration officers.

The Trump Administration is cracking down on criminal aliens through targeted law enforcement operations across the country. Over the past two months, hundreds of criminal aliens have been arrested and removed from the country.

In February, one ICE enforcement action in New York City landed 41 criminal aliens in jail, Breitbart Texas’ John Binder reported. Those arrested include gang members, child rapists, sex offenders, drunk drivers, and drug distributors.

Later that month, New York City released an MS-13 gang member after they arrested him for disorderly conduct. The release followed an immigration hold request by ICE officials. ICE immigration officers hunted down the gang member after the city released him and placed him under arrest.

“This man is by his own admission a member of a violent street gang, and he was released back into the community,” New York Field Office Director Thomas Decker said in a statement.

When ICE officials pleaded with Mayor Bill de Blasio to change his sanctuary policy, the mayor responded by issuing an order blocking ICE officers from entering New York City public schools, Breitbart News’ Mona Salama reported this week.

The Daily Wire’s Aaron Bandler concluded:

Trump ran as an [sic] law-and-order candidate; so far he is following through on that with regard to sanctuary cities. But since a lot of the mayors of sanctuary cities are going to fight him tooth-and-nail to keep their dangerous policies in place, the president better be ready to use every legal tool at his disposal to crack down on them in order to ensure the safety of the American people.

The Department of Justice Office of Inspector General certified many of the cities listed above as sanctuary cities, making them ineligible for federal law enforcement grants for the coming year, Breitbart Texas reported. During the last fiscal year, New York City received more than $60 million in such grants. Chicago and its surrounding Cook County received more than $34 million in grants. After learning it could lose millions in federal grants this year, Miami-Dade County reversed its sanctuary policies, Breitbart News’ Katie McHugh reported.

“It is not just future funds that are at risk for these sanctuary jurisdictions,” U.S. Representative John Culberson told Breitbart Texas in December. “The DOJ can force them to reimburse funds received from these grant programs in the past. This means the State of California could be forced to repay the more than $3 billion in grants received over the past 10 years.”


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  1. March 28, 2017 2:30 pm

    David Olen Cross writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime

    U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons: Criminal Aliens in February 2017

    March 28, 2017

    By David Olen Cross

    One of the detrimental impacts of having a significant foreign national population residing in the United States, be they legally or illegally present in the country, continues to be crime.

    The scope and impact of foreign national crime on the U.S. citizens and residents of this country is clearly revealed by a simple search on the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) inmates statistics website under the heading of inmate citizenship.

    Here are the countries of origin, moreover, the number and percentage of those countries citizens recently incarcerated in the U.S. BOP prison system (The most recent BOP crime numbers available were from February 25, 2017.).

    Inmate Citizenship:

    – México 26,908 inmates, 14.3 percent;
    – Columbia 1,675 inmates, 0.9 percent;
    – Dominican Republic 1,582 inmates, 0.8 percent;
    – Cuba 1,248 inmates, 0.7 percent;
    – Other / unknown countries 9,670 inmates, 5.1 percent;
    – United States 147,651 inmates, 78.2 percent;

    Total Inmates 188,734 inmates.

    To clarify the meaning of these preceding criminal alien inmate numbers and percentages, I will translate them into words:

    Combining February 25th BOP criminal alien inmate numbers, there were 41,083 criminal aliens in the BOP prison system. Alien inmates were 21.8 percent of the federal prison population; more than two in every ten prisoners were criminal aliens.

    With 26,908 Mexican nationals being incarcerated in the BOP prison system, at 65.5 percent, they were the vast majority of criminal aliens in federal prisons.

    The U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons breaks down the federal prison population into 13 types of offenses. One of the top five offenses, the reason BOP inmates were incarcerated in federal prisons, continues to be for immigration crimes. There were 14,906 inmates in the BOP prison system incarcerated for immigration crimes; they were 8.4 percent of the federal prison population.

    A significant fact, eventually the majority of these criminal aliens from México, Columbia, Dominican Republic, Cuba and other countries will be released from the BOP prison system after completing their prison terms.

    United States citizens should, if they haven’t already, contact President Donald J. Trump and their members of Congress (two Senators and one Representative) and ask them to make sure the executive and legislative branches of our government work together to supply the resources U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) need to make sure that criminal aliens once they are released from the BOP prison system are removed and prevented from returning to our country.

    David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. He is a weekly guest on the Lars Larson Northwest Show. He can be reached at or at

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