I have previously expressed my shock at America’s “sanctuary cities” where illegal immigrants are given sanctuary from the law. Now, the country’s top immigration enforcement officer, Thomas Homan, says he is looking into charging sanctuary city leaders with violating federal anti-smuggling laws because he is fed up with local officials putting their communities and his officers at risk by releasing illegal immigrants from jail.
About time. Trump supporters are looking to the President to restore the rule of law to America. It is astounding that its flaunting has been institutionalised in “sanctuary cities”, and for so long.
Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also told Americans to expect more work site enforcement targeting unscrupulous employers and more agreements with willing police and sheriff’s departments that want to help get illegal immigrants off their streets. Eventually, he said, ICE will break the deportation records of 409,849 migrants set in 2012 under President Obama.
With the ever-more surreal uproar and in-fighting around the Trump administration in Washington DC, quiet, dogged progress like this in keeping Trump’s promises to his supporters is being all but overlooked. But politically, it is this progress that really matters at the end of the day.