Los Angeles Shielded Roughly 800 Criminal Illegal Aliens From Deportation in 2022

Los Angeles, California recently bragged about its policy shielding roughly 800 criminal illegal aliens from arrest and deportation by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency in 2022.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) issued a report revealing the length to which city officials implemented a robust sanctuary policy to protect criminal illegal aliens from being handed over to ICE agents, even when they get arrested for local crimes.

For reference, In 2022, LAPD received 783 detainers from ICE. Detainers refer to requests made by ICE for criminal illegal aliens to be handed over to the federal agency for arrest and deportation. In every case with regards to LA, the ICE detainer was ignored by Angelino authorities, with hundreds of illegal aliens in police custody likely being directly let loose back into the community.

LAPD officials asserted that public safety is their “top priority,” despite the sanctuary policy on the books.

“Our ongoing focus is to ensure the victims and witnesses are not afraid to contact the police, report crime or become witnesses as necessary, regardless of their immigration status,” LAPD officials declared.

California currently has the country’s largest illegal alien population, with roughly 3.3 million illegal aliens living across the state, which is the country’s largest sanctuary state. John Binder of Breitbart News noted that California’s illegal population is “larger than the resident populations of 20 states, including Nevada, Idaho, Arkansas, Kansas, New Mexico, and Iowa.”

California is the poster child of mass migration. Once a relatively competitive state for Republicans, California is a de facto one-party state thanks to the demographic shift that both illegal and legal immigration has created. This should serve as a warning to all states who dabble with these kinds of policies about what happens when a jurisdiction endorses anarcho-tyranny.

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