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    Miami - Dade Mayor Orders Jails to Comply with Trump Crackdown on 'Sanctuary Cities'

    Miami-Dade mayor orders jails to comply with Trump crackdown on ‘sanctuary’ counties


    January 26, 2017


    Fearing a loss of millions of dollars for defying immigration authorities, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Thursday ordered county jails to comply with federal immigration detention requests — effectively gutting the county’s position as a “sanctuary” for immigrants in the country illegally.


    Gimenez cited an executive order signed Wednesday by President Donald Trump that threatened to cut federal grants for any counties or cities that don’t cooperate fully with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Since 2013, Miami-Dade has refused to indefinitely detain inmates who are in the country illegally and wanted by ICE — not based on principle, but because the federal government doesn’t fully reimburse the county for the expense.




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    “In light of the provisions of the Executive Order, I direct you and your staff to honor all immigration detainer requests received from the Department of Homeland Security,” Gimenez wrote Daniel Junior, the interim director of the corrections and rehabilitation department, in a brief, three-paragraph memo.


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    My understanding of the county law enforcement/ICE detainer issue was that counties would honor the 48 hour hold, IF there is a warrant. This was the result of successful ACLU challenges, including in my own state. Previously ICE was requesting 48 hour holds on people who were suspected illegal aliens after their release by the county authorities but normally would not ask for a warrant.

    It's hard to tell from the wording of this whether Miami-Dade is still leaving itself that loophole----since I expect that the ACLU will likely sue them over this. Our shadow government at work. That doesn't mean that the Trump administration could not carry out its strategy. It could mean that the county authorities continue to find themselves in a bind---and the possibility of more legal pressure from liberal groups.
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    We have to move quickly and quietly and get them all out of here. As long as illegal aliens are in the US, we have a problem, our cities have problems, our states have problems, our people have problems. Illegal aliens in the US are a problem, have always been a problem. We have to get them all out of here and close the door behind them.
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    ICE needs to get a list from these jails on a daily basis of those in jail who are illegal aliens...and take custody of them!

    Put them in an ICE holding facility and then load up the buses FULL and head them straight to the border.

    Load the buses FULL, not just 3 at a time.

    Those from other countries...hold them until the plane is FULL.
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    Miami Mayor Explains Ditching ‘Sanctuary’ Policy

    Giménez will comply with Trump executive order, says not worth loss of federal funds

    by Brendan Kirby | Updated 27 Jan 2017 at 12:33 PM

    Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez explained Friday why his jurisdiction became the first to change its policy on holding illegal immigrants for the federal government after President Trump this week moved to slash funds to so-called “sanctuary” cities.

    Giménez said there was no point in jeopardizing law enforcement grants.

    “It’s really not worth the risk of losing millions of dollars to the residents of Miami-Dade County in discretionary funds from the feds,” he told CNN.

    Trump praised the change in a tweet on Thursday: “Miami-Dade Mayor drops sanctuary policy. Right decision. Strong!”

    But Giménez said he never considered Miami-Dade to be a sanctuary city. He said the County Commission in 2014 passed a resolution instructing jailers not to hold illegal immigrants without receiving verification that the federal government would reimburse the county for the cost.

    "Before that time, we would honor the request of the federal government that we would detain inmates that they wanted without regard to the compensation to the country," he said. "[We changed our policy] because it cost us about a half a million dollars over a number of years in costs that had not been reimbursed by the federal government."

    Giménez stands in sharp contrast to Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and other jurisdictions with strident sanctuary polices. Mayors of those cities have vowed to resist Trump. The mayor of Boston even said he would make City Hall available to protect illegal immigrants "unjustly" targeted for removal.

    Giménez said the Justice Department included his county on a list of potential sanctuary jurisdictions last year. But he said his government never has withheld information from immigration authorities, as scores of other jurisdictions do.

    Whenever police arrest someone, he said, authorities put out the information to other law enforcement agencies. If there is a warrant from another police agency, Miami-Dade authorities honor it. The same is true if Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials determine the prisoner is an illegal immigrant who should be deported.

    "Miami-Dade County has never withheld any information from the federal government," Giménez said. "When somebody is arrested here, we provide the information to the federal government of the people who have been arrested … We don't protect that information of anybody, for anybody."

    Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, told LifeZette local jurisdictions already receive partial reimbursement for incarceration costs through the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program. She said in large metro areas like Miami, ICE agents typically take custody of illegal immigrants within hours.

    "This is a win for the Trump administration," she said. "If the Trump administration has not made it brutally clear early on … a lot of the sanctuary cities would have gone about business as usual and figure it was just an empty threat by the feds."

    Vaughan said it also represents a victory for the approach of Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), who pushed the Justice Department to threaten to withhold funds from the 10 largest sanctuary jurisdictions.

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    I hope Trump starts loading up some planes to Central America..., load them FULL. Send the message...do not come here.

    Get at least 10 planes loads of them on the way now. They see this with their own eyes and many will stop this journey.

    Shut these human traffickers down now. Stop wasting your money paying coyotes and lying to come here.

    Central America does not want the ones coming in from Cuba, Africa and all over the World. They need to send the message...do NOT come to Central America either.
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    Miami-Dade turned over 11 people to immigration authorities in week under new policy

    February 3, 2017

    BY DOUGLAS HANKS

    Miami-Dade jails turned over 11 people to federal authorities in the week that followed Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s order to resume honoring detention requests for local inmates sought for immigration violations, the county’s Corrections Department said Friday.

    The number offers the first glimpse at the consequences of Gimenez’s Jan. 26 order to reverse a 2013 county policy that barred honoring the federal requests unless they involved serious offenders and Washington agreed to pay for the extra days of jail time required for the detentions.

    Jonathan Fried, executive director of the WeCount! farmworkers rights group in Homestead, said turning over nearly a dozen people in eight days justified the public alarm over Gimenez’s decision.

    “That’s a lot of people,” he said. “I think it means that the mayor’s change of policy is going to have a real impact on the community. It’s going to mean more separations of families. It’s going to mean greater fear.”

    Gimenez changed county policy after President Donald Trump instructed federal agencies to withhold grant money from municipalities like Miami-Dade that are considered “sanctuary” communities for not cooperating with immigration authorities.

    The Cuban-born Gimenez noted Miami-Dade has been fighting the “sanctuary” label since Barack Obama was president. Gimenez’s Jan. 26 order instructs county jailers to hold suspected immigration violators for an additional 48 hours if requested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The order only applies to people already in the custody of a Miami-Dade jail on an unrelated local charge, and Gimenez said the county would never aid Washington in rounding up people on immigration violations.

    “Miami-Dade Police Department is not, and will not be, an immigration enforcement agency,” he wrote in a letter sent to county commissioners this week. “Our police officers will continue to protect and serve all Miami-Dade County residents, regardless of immigration status.”

    While Corrections said last year it received only 174 requests from immigration authorities in 2016, the new numbers from the agency suggest a much quicker pace after the mayor’s policy change.

    Chandra Gavin, manager of community affairs for Corrections and Rehabilitation in Miami-Dade, said that in the eight days since Gimenez’s Jan. 26 order, the department has processed 27 requests from ICE, the federal agency that pursues deportations and other sanctions against undocumented people. Sixteen people covered by the requests remain in Miami-Dade custody.

    The 27 requests constitute a pace of about three per day. That would result in more than 1,200 requests for the year if the pace continues — far more than the 174 figure cited for 2016.

    Michael Hernández, Gimenez’s spokesman, said it would be a mistake to extrapolate a trend from one week’s worth of figures, saying the detention-request numbers will naturally “ebb and flow.”

    When Miami-Dade last routinely honored the federal “detainer” requests, the pace was much faster than what the county reported last year. County figures cited in the Dec. 3, 2013, policy change adopted by the County Commission cited 3,262 requests in 2011 and 2,499 in 2012.

    Some county officials say the decline came because federal authorities simply got quicker at picking up suspected immigration violators while they’re still in county custody. Even after 2013, corrections staffers would coordinate with immigration authorities over when they expected a local suspect to leave county custody. Immigration officers could then pick up the suspect as he or she left a county jail.

    With its reimbursement requirement, the 2013 policy was considered a blanket ban on detainer requests since Washington never met local demands to cover extra detention costs.

    But the 2013 policy adopted unanimously by the County Commission also narrowed what detainer requests the county would honor even if paid in full. The adopted policy instructed jails to extend detentions only for people with felony convictions or those facing serious criminal charges.

    In his order to the Corrections department on Jan. 26, Gimenez instructed that all detention requests be honored.

    On Friday, the County Commission announced a rare special meeting to review the mayor’s policy change. The session is slated for 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, at the Stephen P. Clark Government Center in downtown Miami.

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    “That’s a lot of people,” he said. “I think it means that the mayor’s change of policy is going to have a real impact on the community. It’s going to mean more separations of families. It’s going to mean greater fear.”

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    They are concerned about "separating the families" of Criminal Trespassers...but not the American families whose lives they impact with their drugs, crime, rape and murder of our citizens.

    I think the real impact on the community will be a safer place to live, cleaned up neighborhoods and back to Law and Order!
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    US immigration law does not "separate families". People choose to come here, they choose to leave their families behind in their home country to migrate. People choose to sneak in here in violation of US law. People choose to leave their families behind in our country when they're deported. None of their problems are the result of our laws, their "family" issues are the result of their own decisions to abandon their families in one country while they go to another one.
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