Blog

‘Sanctuary City’ Philadelphia Denies ICE Access to Arrest Database Used to Find Criminal Illegals

By Craig Bannister | July 31, 2018 | 5:21pm EDT
ICE arrests illegal alien. (Screenshot)

As of September 1, Philadelphia will terminate a 10 year-old contract giving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) access to its arrest database, as the “sanctuary city” steps up its efforts to thwart federal efforts to deport criminal illegal aliens.

Philadelphia, which will not release illegal alien inmates to ICE without a judicial warrant, will stop providing access to its arrest database because

“We’re not going to provide them with information so they can go out and round people up,” Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney said Friday, according an APNews.com report:

“Philadelphia will stop giving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement access to a real-time arrest database, saying the agency is misusing the information to conduct sweeps in which otherwise law-abiding immigrants are also being caught up. Federal officials said the decision puts U.S. citizens in danger.

“’We’re not going to provide them with information so they can go out and round people up,’ Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney said Friday as he announced his decision to let a decade-old contract with ICE expire at the end of next month.”

CNSNews Reader,

The liberal media are terrified of the truth, especially when it leads to uncomfortable questions about their own leftist worldview.

CNSNews covers the stories that the liberal media are afraid to touch. It drives the national debate through real, honest journalism — not by misrepresenting or ignoring the facts.

CNSNews relies on the support of our loyal readers to keep providing the news and commentary that matter to the American people, not just stories that prop up the liberal agenda.

Make a donation today. Just $15 a month would make a tremendous impact and enable us to keeping shining the light where the liberal media are afraid to tread.

— The CNSNews Team

DONATE

Connect

Sign up for our CNSNews.com E-Brief to receive the latest news.