ICE releases list of illegal immigrants released by sanctuary city policies

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UPDATED 10:52 AM PT — Wednesday, June 26, 2019

ICE has released a list of illegal immigrants accused of rape and murder, who have been released under sanctuary city policies. The list, released last week, highlights cases in Oregon and Washington, including a man who plead guilty to raping a dog and a man who is now back behind bars on suspicion of murder.

Washington recently passed an expansion of its existing sanctuary city policy, which bars local police from helping federal immigration officials in any way. ICE argues that releasing criminals without providing notification endangers local communities.

Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill have urged Democrats to address the crisis at the southern border.

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, center, speaks about immigration on the southern border during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

“What’s the Democrats response? The Speaker of the House said walls are immoral. Congressman Blumenauer said abolish ICE, and there’s been a supplemental waiting for six-weeks to address the crisis. That’s the problem, and he criticized the administration for trying to do anything and everything they can do to deal with this humanitarian crisis on the border. Give me a break.”  — Rep. Jim Jordan, (R) Ohio

Immigration officials say cooperation with lawmakers is an essential part of maintaining public safety.

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