Trump administration to deploy Border Patrol officers to sanctuary cities.

Trump administration to deploy Border Patrol officers to sanctuary cities.

February 15, 2020

 

The decision to deploy the officers comes after the administration has recently repeatedly targeted sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with immigration enforcement authorities. 

 

The Customs and Border Protection officers were being sent to work with ICE in those cities from February to May to “enhance integrity of the immigration system, protect public safety, and strengthen our national security,” the official said. 

 

 

A DHS official said that CBP agents and officers in the deployment come from different sectors and that some have been trained in tactical operations. 

 

In a news release Friday, the acting ICE Director Matthew Albence said the agency is utilizing the additional specially trained CBP officials in cities throughout the country to mitigate "resource challenges stemming from sanctuary city policies." 

 

 

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