The acting head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement released a list of the worst sanctuary cities in the United States and it won’t surprise you that they are also the top progressive municipalities in the country.
Thomas D. Homan said Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, and Philadelphia rank as the worst offenders. But he takes it a step further in calling these cities “un-American” in how they harbor criminal aliens and refuse to cooperate with ICE agents.
In a recent interview with Secrets, Homan blasted these cities, starting with Chicago:
"In the last year, I've read all these stories of how the crime rate has exploded in Chicago, and the president's trying to help them. We're stepping up our game in Chicago. Is Chicago doing everything that it can to decrease the criminal activity up there? I say no.
"I say no because if you're an illegal alien, and you get arrested in the United States for a crime, and you get booked in Cook County, Chicago, my officers aren't allowed in the jail. They don't accept our detainers. They don't share information with us.
"Why would Cook County not want my officers, federal law enforcement officers, to go talk to somebody who is illegally in the United States that committed yet another crime against the citizens of this country? It's ludicrous.”
Homan is a former Border Patrol agent and can’t understand why so many cities are proud of their sanctuary status, especially San Francisco, in light of the highly publicized 2015 killing of Kate Steinle by a harbored alien.
“How soon they forget,” Homan said.
And then there’s NYC and the rest:
“Let's talk about New York City, the site of the most horrific terrorist event in this nation's history, and they don't accept our detainers. New York City, they're proud of being a sanctuary city.
“These jurisdictions, these cities, are choosing to shield people who violated the laws of this country that committed a crime against this country; they're going to shield them. So, what's next? Sanctuary cities for people who don't want to pay their taxes?"
However, Homan did credit those in law enforcement that want to work alongside ICE in deporting criminal aliens but have their hands tied by the city.
"The street cops that I talk to want to help,” Homan said. “It's the politicians who want to make this a political game. It's not a political game. This is a matter of public safety and life and death we shouldn't be playing politics with this.”