We keep reading that leaders of sanctuary cities want illegal immigrants to have less fear of deportation, so they will be more willing to report crimes, use health services or social welfare benefits and enroll their children in school. Why are they so concerned with people who have crossed into our country illegally? Municipal policies include prohibiting police or city employees from questioning people about their immigration status and not cooperating with the national government to enforce immigration law.
Lake Worth is in Palm Beach County and serviced by the PBSO. According to an article from two years ago, Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, at the urging of immigrant advocates, agreed to stop routinely holding people in jail because of citizenship questions. In fact, the policy now is that deputies cannot even ask them about their legal status. But Ric Bradshaw says we are not a sanctuary county.
Bradshaw has stopped automatically complying with federal "detainer requests" to temporarily jail people who may not be living in the country legally.
In my book, or anyone else's who is not a diehard progressive or those who believe in open borders, know that we ARE a Sanctuary City whether we have made a resolution to it or not.
Executive Order which threatens to cut billions of dollars in federal funds from sanctuary cities. West Palm Beach with its own police department has joined that list.
Is it a Crime to enter the U.S. illegally?
"Law enforcement agencies in New York City declined 12 detainers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement during the week of Feb. 4 to Feb. 10, according to ICE’s latest Weekly Declined Detainer Outcome Report." Read about this subversion