If you want to pick a fight with Donald Trump, you’d better bring more than a peashooter.
As Breitbart reports, Trump’s come up with an innovative plan to handle sanctuary cities that are defying his immigration crackdown: He’s naming and shaming them:
In an attempt to increase pressure on sanctuary cities, the Department of Homeland Security has published its first weekly list of all 118 localities refusing to cooperate with the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown.
Each week, the list will publish every detention request rejected by local jails — detailing the relevant agency, the status of the immigrant, and the charges they are facing.
The first report was published this Monday, listing 206 cases in which illegal aliens were arrested and consequently released from jail without charge, despite recommendations from the Immigration and Crime Enforcement agency (ICE) to detain them for at least 48 hours.
The cases listed took place between January 28th to February 3rd, Donald Trump’s second week in office.
This is part of a broader Trump immigration strategy that includes an increase in ICE raids and the dispatch of federal judges to certain locales to expedite deportations. We’ll see how these communities respond.