Across the U.S., there are over 300 cities, counties, and states
that are considered "SANCTUARY CITIES".



Center For Immigration Studies, Update on Sanctuary Jurisdictions
By Jessica Vaughan, January 7, 2016

In the absence of federal action, sanctuary jurisdictions remain as a significant public safety problem throughout the country. These policies have resulted in the release of more than 10,000 criminal aliens that ICE was trying to deport, allowing these offenders to remain in the community and commit more crimes. In addition, these policies obstruct vital communication between local and federal law enforcement agencies, and interfere with ICE's ability to enforce immigration laws

Across the U.S., there are over 300 cities, counties, and states that are considered "Sanctuary Cities". These jurisdictions protect criminal aliens from deportation by refusing to comply with ICE detainers or otherwise impede open communication and information exchanges between their employees or officers and federal immigration agents.

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Testimony of Jessica Vaughan
Director of Policy Studies, Center for Immigration Studies
United States House Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security
July 23, 2015, 10:00 a.m.

Testimony of Jessica Vaughan - Sanctuary Cities: A Threat to Public Safety
To watch the testimony click here.

To read the full transcript of the testimony click here.

Judicial Watch: San Francisco Crime Surge: Homicide Arrests up 55%, Rapes Arrests up 370%.

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that it obtained records from the San Francisco County Sheriff's Department revealing that violent crime in the Bay area has skyrocketed since 2011, with the number of arrests for murder up 55%, and the number of arrests for rapes up 370%. Judicial Watch uncovered the numbers through a July 9, 2015, California Public Records Act request that sought the number of arrests for violations of the following crimes between 2011 and 2015.

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According to the data provided by the Sheriff's Department, arrests for violations of the most violent of the crimes listed – murder and rape -- have soared over the past four years:

Invasion USA -- 'Astonishing' Crime Stats For Illegal Aliens

Senator Grassley says he's heard from one whistleblower after another inside ICE claiming they're told not to do their job. Grassley reports they're instructed: ignore the laws, just do everything you can to have people that ought to be deported be able to stay in this country.

“Full Measure” spoke to an ICE agent, who asked not to be identified for fear of losing his job, who said: “We have to sit back and watch people die. And that's not an exaggeration. We have Kate Steinle that was killed. That happens every day. That's the most horrific thing is to know, that you have the ability to prevent this, and the government would rather not offend anybody than keep people from dying.”

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'Sanctuary City' Crime Wave in 43 States
By Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, reacting to congressional fears of a new crime wave from illegal immigrants, has revealed that some 1,800 released by "Sanctuary Cities" last year were charged with 7,500 new crimes, including rape and child sex abuse.

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DOJ Watchdog Issues Report Finding Sanctuary Cities, States Illegal.

The Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) waited almost two months to release a report that finds that several jurisdictions are violating the law because of their sanctuary jurisdiction policies. "The Obama Administration," says the chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and The National Interest, "has a plain duty to cut off law enforcement funds to any jurisdiction that violates this responsibility to ensure the deportation of criminal aliens."

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Illegal Alien Crime Accounts for over 30% of Murders in Many States.

Let’s look at a few numbers. You haven’t seen them in the New York Times, Atlanta Constitution, or the Miami Herald, nor have they been featured on NBC Nightly News or CNN. So, the average American is blissfully unaware of them.

  • Between 2008 and 2014, 40% of all murder convictions in Florida were criminal aliens. In New York it was 34% and Arizona 17.8%.
  • During those years, criminal aliens accounted for 38% of all murder convictions in the five states of California, Texas, Arizona, Florida and New York, while illegal aliens constitute only 5.6% of the total population in those states.
  • That 38% represents 7,085 murders out of the total of 18,643.

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San Francisco Crime Records Highlight Deadly Dangers of Sanctuary Cities.

Judicial Watch forced new records out of San Francisco that strongly suggest that Steinle is but one of dozens of murder victims tied to San Francisco’s sanctuary policies. Documents JW obtained from the San Francisco County Sheriff’s Department reveal that violent crime has skyrocketed since 2011, with the number of arrests for murder up 55% and the number of arrests for rapes up 370%.

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Report: Murder Arrests up 55%, Rape Arrests up 370%, in ‘Sanctuary City’ San Francisco.

Arrests for murder in San Francisco jumped 55% and arrests for rape jumped 370% between 2011 and 2015, during the time the city expanded its sanctuary city policies, according to new figures obtained by Judicial Watch.

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Victims of Illegal Immigrant Crime Call For End to Sanctuary Cities.

In advance of a procedural vote on legislation targeting jurisdictions that do not cooperate with immigration officials — sanctuary cities — Senate Judiciary Committee staffers are highlighting the support the legislation is receiving from the families of criminal alien crime victims.

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Man Who Ran Over Cop in Texas Sanctuary City is 3-Time Deported Illegal Alien.

Dallas Police Corporal Ed Lujan was working an off-duty job and was in uniform at the time of the incident. After Gonzalez-Rios was escorted out of a night club where Lujan was working, officers escorted him to his vehicle. Gonzalez-Rios then allegedly backed his SUV into one officer. He then drove forward, jumping a curb, and completely ran over Corporal Lujan. Witnesses reported that Gonzalez-Rios then backed over Lujan again before other officers fired their weapons at Gonzalez-Rios, striking him in the arm.

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Alleged DACA Recipient Charged with Two Additional Lewd Acts with a Child.

The alleged molestation victims in this case are boys now ages 9 and 11, Deputy District Attorney David Shabaglian was reported as stating. Covarrubias-Padilla was arrested May 7, around the time his DACA status had been approved.“These allegations are deeply troubling because, if true, they suggest that DHS was aware for months or years that Mr. Covarrubias-Padilla posed a public safety threat to the children he was monitoring, yet took no action to revoke his DACA authorization,” read a portion of the Grassley letter from May.

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Local Politicians (Not Obama) Creating Sanctuary Cities in Middle America.

It’s not news that the Obama administration has been deporting fewer and fewer criminal aliens each year, but it’s your local sheriff, mayor and city council who are turning thousands loose into the community before federal immigration officials even get a chance to deport them

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Father’s Day Message for Paul Ryan: Our Sons Died, Step Aside.

“I would invite Speaker Ryan to forsake spending Father’s Day with his kids to come down here to Houston and visit the place I will spend every Father’s Day for the rest of my life -- my American son’s grave. This way Speaker Ryan can see firsthand what pandering to the cheap illegal labor lobby means to Americans who can’t afford to put a security fence up around their house,” said Dan Golvach.

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