It's simply dreadful.
New York currently only complies with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) "detainer" orders to hold a defendant until federal agents can take custody only in cases involving violent or serious felonies.
But when the NYPD verifies a warrant against a defendant, they will contact relevant law enforcement, including ICE, thus alerting the agency to an illegal immigrant's pending appearance in a city courtroom.
Those poor, poor felons then get taken into custody and are sent packing, sans weapons.
Leftist advocates say this practice amounts to "collusion" with immigration officials that goes against leftist mayor de Blasio's vow that the city will remain a place where even a felon can get a break.
But rather than calling it "collusion," I prefer to call it "coordination." I prefer to call the reason for this coordination "law and order."
De Blasio is one of the worst mayors the city has even had; the other was David Dinkins.
Calling them sanctuary cities sounds noble, almost religiously so.
On March 2nd, and NYPD administrative aide noted in the Central Booking system that he "notified ICE" about the arrest of David Gonzalez, 51, a felon who reentered the U.S. after being deported and faced misdemeanor charges of allegedly rubbing up against a woman on the NYC subway.
On March 15th, the same aide noted that he was "awaiting a call from local ICE office" regarding Milton Chimborzo, 35, who was facing burglary charges and had a standing deportation order.
In both cases, it was shown that the city didn't comply with ICE "detainer" orders, but instead, ICE agents simply showed up in court.
Federal immigration agents showed up in NYC courts and ICE took Gonzalez into custody after a judge released him. He was awaiting deportation last week. ICE chose not to arrest Chimborazo for reasons that are unclear.
"I think it really is outrageous," said Lori Zeno, deputy director of Queens Law Associates. "We're supposed to be a sanctuary city. What does it mean if our own court system is participating in turning folks in to ICE?"
It means that the people turning in illegal criminal aliens believe the U.S. Constitution outweighs libtard beliefs.
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