Notwithstanding the embargo that sanctuary cities have placed on local police cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, beat cops in Chicago and Philadelphia have been working behind the scenes with their federal counterparts to keep their communities safe.
According to One America News: "Federal immigration officers are reportedly finding ways to work around sanctuary policies. Reports from around the country are finding instances of police cooperating with immigration officers off record as a way to protect their communities despite local laws prohibiting the contact.
“This legislation prevents the Sheriffs from communicating with our federal law enforcement partners in a way that protects our community,” stated Sheriff Adam Christianson of Stanislaus County, CA. “What we really need is everyone working together to promote a healthier, safer community and not interfering without the ability to hold people accountable, who victimize others.”
Many supporters believe that law enforcement officers have a responsibility to keep America and their neighborhoods safe and this type of out-of-the-box thinking is necessary to work around the red tape that ties their hands.