Thomas Homan is the acting director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency; in an interview on (where else) Fox News, he said that local officials in "sanctuary cities" (cities where law enforcement agencies do not pro-actively check immigration status of people they question or arrest, and require immigration officials to present warrants along with requests to detain people) should be held criminally liable for "harboring and smuggling" unauthorized immigrants.
"It's outrageous that ICE acting director Tom Homan is threatening to prosecute state and local government officials for carrying out lawful sanctuary policies," American Civil Liberties Union deputy legal director Cecillia Wang said in a statement.
"Multiple courts have ruled that the Constitution or federal law prohibits the Trump administration's efforts to intimidate states and localities into participating in draconian immigration enforcement tactics."
The acting ICE director said politicians who run 'sanctuary cities' should be charged with crimes [Michelle Mark/Business Insider]
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