The sanctuary city of Boston, Massachusetts shielded more than 100 criminal illegal aliens from arrest and deportation by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) last year, new figures reveal.
Since 2014, Boston has imposed a sanctuary city policy that bans cooperation between law enforcement and ICE agents — effectively ensuring that illegal aliens arrested on local criminal charges are freed back into the community rather than being turned over to the agency.
Under the direction of Mayor Michelle Wu (D), Boston’s sanctuary city policy allowed more than 100 criminal illegal aliens to evade arrest and deportation by ICE agents last year, figures published by Sean Cotter at the Boston Herald show.
DHS has requested custody for fewer than 145,000 illegal aliens arrested for crimes in the U.S. since Biden took office. In comparison, the Trump administration issued 20,000 more ICE detainers in a single year, Fiscal Year 2019, than Biden has throughout his first two years.
The huge drop in ICE detainers issued by DHS suggests that illegal aliens charged with crimes like homicide, kidnapping, robbery, assault, or sexual abuse are staying in the U.S. pending trial, after being convicted, or after being sentenced.
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