Sheriffs are warning that ICE could be forced to release 8,300 criminal illegal immigrants if Democrats have their way.
The agreement would mandate that ICE can hold no more than 16,500 people at any one time. “Capping the number of detention beds utilized by ICE not only jeopardizes the integrity of the immigration system but would cripple ICE’s ability to detain criminal aliens and other aliens who pose a risk to public safety or are a flight risk,” the letters read.
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 10, 2019
America’s sheriffs are warning Congress to stop a proposed backroom deal that would put a put a ceiling on the number of illegal immigrants that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can detain.
According to letters sent to House and Senate lawmakers on Friday, the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) and the Major Country Sheriffs of America claim that if ICE is forced to release detainees, over 8,300 criminal illegals will be sent to the streets and potentially lost to the administrative and judicial systems.
The letters were obtained by The Daily Caller Sunday after contacting the NSA.
The brokered agreement would mandate that ICE can hold no more than 16,500 people at a time. The negotiations began last December as part of the talks surrounding the partial government shutdown. Discussions resumed after the reopening of the federal government and are reportedly ongoing with another shutdown potentially looming. More
This is insane! For the safety of our neighbors, please find a way to stop this!
— Ruth Ann Nickell (@RAN4JC) February 10, 2019
I do not know about the rest of Americans, but I am getting sick and tired of the dog and pony show. The Democrat party is a clear and present danger to the USA.
It’s time to start holding our elected officials accountable for their actions that are putting American lives in real danger.
Terrible. ICE should be able to do their job no matter what the numbers of people they capture. Hopefully they catch everyone of them.
— Billy Hauber (@HauberBilly) February 10, 2019
I think this qualifies as a national emergency.
— Raspberry (@Raspber77877198) February 10, 2019
— Fitz Eli (@fitzelizabeth) February 10, 2019
— Marianne Patriot (@mmjmcgloin) February 10, 2019