Judicial Watch: Sanctuary policy protected criminal illegal immigrants in Austin, Texas
From the Washington Examiner:
The “sanctuary” policy implemented by the sheriff in Austin, Texas, has helped keep illegal aliens charged with robbery, violent acts and threats of terrorism from being apprehended by federal immigration officers, according to the watchdog group Judicial Watch.
A so-called sanctuary policy is a decision not to aid federal officials with requests to detain illegal immigrants so they can be apprehended for reasons related to illegal immigration. When an illegal alien is in the custody of a sheriff’s office or police department, ICE can submit a detainer request. If the local agency cooperates with the detainer, it allows the federal officers the opportunity to arrange a transfer to take the person into custody before they are released.