Los Angeles Officially Declares ‘Sanctuary City’ Status for Criminal Illegal Aliens

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES - 2019/07/01: A child holds a placard that says ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Kills during a symbolic funeral procession in honour of migrants who died attempting to cross the border into the U.S. or while in the custody of Customs and Border Protection. Organizers …
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The city of Los Angeles, California, has officially declared itself a “sanctuary city” to shield criminal illegal aliens from arrest and deportation by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency — a decision that will enshrine the policy into its municipal code.

This week, the Los Angeles City Council made the official move to codify the region’s sanctuary policy, whereas prior directives were merely symbolic and thus subject to changes.

The sanctuary city designation, which mirrors California’s sanctuary state law, dictates that no city resources are used for federal immigration enforcement — barring local agencies from cooperating with ICE agents to turn criminal illegal aliens over for deportation.

The policy also requests Los Angeles officials to create routes for agencies to avoid sharing data with ICE agents.

Already, Los Angeles had been imposing a sanctuary policy that has local law enforcement releasing  75 to 100 criminal illegal aliens from its custody every day, according to data revealed in 2019.

California, today, has the nation’s largest illegal alien population, with nearly 3.3 million illegal aliens residing across the sanctuary state. This is an illegal population larger than the resident populations of 20 states, including Nevada, Idaho, Arkansas, Kansas, New Mexico, and Iowa.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at jbinder@breitbart.com. Follow him on Twitter here.


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