Miami-Dade mayor orders jails to comply with detention requests after Trump’s ‘sanctuary city’ crackdown


Mayor Carlos Giminez

From Fox News: The mayor of Miami-Dade Thursday ordered the county’s jails to comply with federal immigration detention requests after President Donald Trump moved to cut off millions in federal funding to so-called “sanctuary cities.”

“In light of the provisions of the Executive Order [Wednesday], I direct you and your staff to honor all immigration detainer requests received from the Department of Homeland Security,” Mayor Carlos Gimenez told the county’s corrections department, in a letter reported by the Miami Herald.

Miami has never formally declared itself a sanctuary city, unlike New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco and others. Miami-Dade County has refused to indefinitely detain inmates wanted by the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency since 2013. However, the Herald reported that policy is in place because the feds didn’t fully reimburse the county for holding the inmates.

A spokesman for Gimenez told Fox News that the mayor’s order was a “no brainer.”

Trump praised Gimenez’s decision in a post on his Twitter account late Thursday.

Gimenez, a Republican whose family fled to Miami to escape Fidel Castro’s Cuban Revolution, told the Herald that Miami-Dade County is due to receive $355 million from the federal government this fiscal year. Most of that money goes for services such as elder care, homeless programs and paying police officers.

By contrast, Gimenez said that Miami-Dade declined to incur a cost of around $52,000 to hold around 100 inmates wanted by ICE.

“I want to make sure we don’t put in jeopardy the millions of funds we get from the federal government for a $52,000 issue,” he said. “It doesn’t mean that we’re going to be arresting more people. It doesn’t mean that we’re going to be enforcing any immigration laws.”

The mayor’s spokesman told Fox News that the county had been assured that federal authorities would remove the detainees in a timely fashion in an effort to cut down on the detention costs to the county.


9 responses to “Miami-Dade mayor orders jails to comply with detention requests after Trump’s ‘sanctuary city’ crackdown

  1. Good news-I hope President Trump enforces his new Federal Immigration policies in California, where we have a communist Governor with a criminal cabal in State Legislature violating our Constitutional rights, having passed the NWO/BIG PHARMA FORCED VACCINATIONS, forcing LGBT PERVERSION upon our citizens, supporting The CLINTON CRIME FAMILY PAY-TO-PLAY/VOTER FRAUD and many other CRIMES

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  2. The Cunning & Deceiful politicians and their vested-interest Lawyers will find two dozen ways around the US President’s Order.. The US Congress must Decree that the Protections of the US Constitution only apply to a fully registered, fully documented United States Citizen..


  3. Now here is one smart mayor! Portland, Oregon should trade him for Ted Wheeler, who recently announced that Portland is a sanctuary city.

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  4. Kudos to Giminez for his new policy. And I’m glad to hear Miami was never a formally announced sanctuary city!
    The Trump Train is rushing ahead at breakneck speed! GO TRUMP!

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  6. Why aren’t he elected officials in these sanctuary cities being charged with a federal crime for failing to comply with federal law. They are not only failing to comply they are committing the crime on purpose. Arrest the mayors, the police chiefs the sheriffs AND withhold any federal funding until they come into compliance.

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