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Oh my! Trump to deputize local police as ICE Agents!

“New Trump Plan Deputizes Cops as ICE Agents, Even in Sanctuary Cities”

“Trump’s new immigration scheme: Deputize local cops as ICE agents, even in sanctuary cities”

“As Trump spun outrageous “invasion” scenarios in Florida, ICE announces new plan to circumvent sanctuary cities”

ICE has promised that local jurisdictions that join the new program will be temporarily exempted from any local or state rules preventing them from cooperating in immigration arrests or detention, according to an agency release. The newly announced Warrant Service Officer program requires only one day of training. Eleven jurisdictions in Florida have already signed up to participate.

ICE argues that the outsourcing of federal tasks to local officials, with no increase in funding, is necessary because for the agency to do the work itself would just be too hard. Acting director Matthew Albence complained that so-called sanctuary cities “undermine public safety” by adopting policies of non-cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

“But utilizing local police to function as an arm of ICE runs  counter to lessons learned from years of community policing initiatives,” by Sophia Tesfaye. Read more

Posted by Steve on May 11, 2019 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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