ICE needs to keep it up, not pull back

February 23, 2018

California is getting a hard lesson in the Constitution’s supremacy clause, which states that when state laws and state constitutions conflict with the federal laws and Constitution, federal law prevails. So despite California’s leftist leaders declaring it a “sanctuary state” and refusing to cooperate with federal immigration authorities to deport criminal illegal immigrants, the feds are rounding them up anyway.

Over the past week, ICE launched a sweep of Los Angeles that targeted 122 businesses and arrested 212 illegals. It follows similar raids up north, in San Jose and San Francisco. In all, over 500 people have been arrested, without any help from local authorities. ICE released a statement that 90% of the arrestees have prior criminal convictions, to make it clear that they are targeting known criminals who were being shielded and allowed to walk around free by state and local governments.

However, as if to rub California leaders’ noses in it, they noted that since local authorities won’t cooperate by handing over known criminals for deportation, they have no choice but to make blanket sweeps like this, “increasing the incidents of collateral arrests.” In other words, illegal immigrants who don’t have criminal records are now getting caught in the raids. The “sanctuary” policy is making it more likely, not less likely, that illegals who aren’t convicted criminals will also get arrested and deported.


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I don’t think that was what California liberals envisioned when they tried defying the federal government. But then, they should have dusted off a history book and read about the Civil War, if they wanted to know how that plan was going to end.

https://conservativetribune.com/sanctuary-mayhem-ice-arrests/

ICE also just released a report that blows away one of the favored narratives on the left, that illegal immigrants are more law-abiding than the average American. It reports that 90% of the illegals rounded up by ICE in fiscal year 2017 either had criminal records or criminal charges pending against them. And here’s another narrative buster: the number of illegals arrested in 2017 was about half as many as in Obama’s first year, and at that time, 61% of the arrestees were non-criminals.

One thing wasn’t surprising, though: it was far more likely that an arrestee in a California sanctuary city would have a criminal record than an illegal arrested in New Jersey. But for the record, New Jersey has a new Democratic Governor, Phil Murphy, who wants to make New Jersey a sanctuary state, so that could help even out the unfair distribution of criminals.

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  • Richard Singletary

    04/25/2018 01:14 PM

    Obama was hiked up Mrs Clinton picked him up Bad Accident both need lobotomy. Been trillions cheaper had they not survived.

  • Richard Singletary

    03/19/2018 10:56 AM

    5 cents for every dead crow u shoot 12 months out of every year no limit 10 dollar license contact game dept.

  • Richard Singletary

    03/17/2018 04:33 PM

    the old democrats rolled out of bed bumped dare head!!! Now they took donwn general Lee replaced with marion barry. his stature reads i rolled out of bed and cracked my rectum open while never paying my taxes. crack heads are democrats role model of Jesus christ??? thats our gentile lawless role transgender.

  • Richard Singletary

    03/17/2018 04:31 PM

    the old democrats rolled out of bed bumped dare head!!! Now the took don't general Lee replaced with marion barry. his stature reads i rolled out of bed and cracked my rectum open while never paying my taxes. crack heads are democrats role model of Jesus christ???

  • Anne Turner

    03/11/2018 07:24 PM

    ran paul did not even have a co2 air rifle to protect jis own pecans in his front yard he moving to costa rico

  • Richard Singletary

    03/11/2018 04:32 PM

    rubio says ran paul could not defend himself in his own front yard!!!
    ran now cries like a baby against corey stewart!!!

  • Richard Singletary

    03/07/2018 10:39 AM

    JIMMY CARTER GOOD TO GO, SOMEWHERE BETWEEN MOTTHERS DAY AND GROUND HOD DAY!!! MAXINE WATERS TO SERVE PRUNE JUICE FOR JIMMY'S GROUND BREAKING FUNERAL!!!

  • Richard Singletary

    03/06/2018 10:05 PM

    bill Clinton did more than the news media told the during his scandal

    turns out stains from monica lewinsky rectum were on her dress as well!!!

    BILL FORCED IT IN MONICA HIS CUBAN WHITE OWL PULLED IT OUT BROWN WIPED IT OFF ON HER DRESS

  • Richard Singletary

    03/06/2018 09:55 PM

    bill Clinton did more than the news media told the during his scandal

    turns out stains from monica lewinsky rectum were on her dress as well!!!

  • Richard Singletary

    03/03/2018 07:46 PM

    trump has the ball, his turn!!! he could have that statue removed as fast as it was errected
    trump got a comedy connection with the liberals braking into laughter was hard to do when sitting t de table video pence de not think it was funny the female loose as a goose

  • Richard Singletary

    03/03/2018 07:35 PM

    trump has the ball, his turn!!! he could have that statue removed as fast as it was errected

  • dennis burns

    03/01/2018 10:34 AM

    The President has the correct perspective...Let the states handle their own affairs and the Fed govt only steps in when the states fail to find a solution.

  • DENNIS BURNS

    03/01/2018 10:26 AM

    CALLING THAT DEPUTY A COWARD IS CHEAP SHOT... ONE HANDGUN AGAINST A CRAZY WITH AN AR15...NOLO CONTENDERE.. The four local police officers who stopped the crazy shooter were well armed and above all well coordinated...

  • James Warner

    03/01/2018 08:25 AM

    Five hundred is a decent start. Reaching the thousand mark on a monthly basis would be even better. We also need to set up a fast flow court process that enables quick deportation.

  • Richard Singletary

    02/27/2018 12:26 PM

    Michael savage dating Ann Coulter

  • Lenore Churchwell

    02/27/2018 11:44 AM

    If California cannot abide by federal law, then it should not be receiving federal funds. Money talks.

  • Randy Butler

    02/26/2018 01:47 PM

    GOVERNOR, great article, enjoying your show on TBN. I'm not positive but I cannot think of a country in the WORLD that does not have a BORDER. Given this why would any right thinking American not protect or do away with our borders? I know the folks in South Carolina would not go for that. We recently had a dispute with North Carolina and a couple hundred yards of turf was adjusted and moved from SC to NC. Take them apples California.

  • Richard Singletary

    02/26/2018 10:11 AM

    Life liberty levin and the pursuit of closed Borders.

  • Vickie Fiorentino

    02/26/2018 07:43 AM

    this state continues to defy the federal laws, yet when they need help with fires, earthquakes, etc, who do they look to? FEMA should come to the border and...just watch. The citizens who are fed up with this need to ban together, get the word out and VOTE; Become a RED STATE!

  • Brian Jacobs

    02/25/2018 10:00 PM

    Living in California I’m glad ICE is doing it’s job. I have my first big disagreement with President trump on the issue however. He should not let the liberals in charge here off the hook. I know he’s mad at them and likes to throw twitter jabs but he’s just wrong on his one.

  • Richard Singletary

    02/25/2018 05:14 PM

    SEE the union and the public schools started teaching the 4 fathers floated on a rock wrote the bill of rights and constitution for a bunch of illegal aliens.

  • Robert Minton

    02/25/2018 03:00 PM

    Why aren't these elected leaders and the law enforcement individuals being charged with unlawful aiding and abetting a criminal ?

  • Darrell Mordente

    02/25/2018 02:34 PM

    Enjoy your newsletter very much. My Comment: The "progressives" like to say that some of the illegal aliens being rounded up don't have a criminal record. My response is, "Sure they do. Because as soon as they are arrested, they are booked as an illegal alien , which is a crime".
    "Progressive Thinking" --- perhaps the Eighth Wonder of the World.

  • Patricia E Walborn

    02/25/2018 11:25 AM

    Thanks Hick, my most read commentator!!! :)

  • Karl Kramberger

    02/25/2018 08:38 AM

    Hi Mike,
    There are plenty of people here in California who are tired of the way the Democrats are running/ruining this state. I am a volunteer for Travis Allen for governor campaign. Travis is a strong supporter of Trump's policies and we need to get him elected to turn this state around. We need endorsements from Top Republicans, like yourself. Please consider this as it is vital that we take back California now or it may never happen. If you can bend the President's ear and have him endorse Travis Allen as well it would go a long way to help get him elected. We need help here in California from the Republican Party, don't give up on us. There are plenty of people as I said on both sides of the fence that are tired of what is going on here. We don't want to end up a s**t-hole state. Thanks.

  • cannata paul

    02/25/2018 07:22 AM

    Good job! I C E should keep up the good work! Let California go broke

  • Deborah Gaddis

    02/25/2018 07:22 AM

    I have lived in California for 62 of my 74 years, and have watched a beautiful state which was a joy to live in become pretty much a cesspool. The decline began when Republicans lost the majority in our congress and the vile Jerry Brown (Space Cadet) became governor (for the second time, if you can believe it) . They have a super majority, and pass any and all of the silly and dangerous liberal policies. I applaud the ICE agents for conducting these raids and making a small start in cleaning up the illegal criminals. Now we need to double down on the efforts to build the wall (not just in California, but all the way down to the tip of Texas). MAGA

  • [email protected]

    02/25/2018 07:17 AM

    California & Washington state are self destructing.

  • Richard Singletary

    02/25/2018 05:33 AM

    Im voting for corey stewart, at least he not like tim kaine va he wants to show you his pea pea, ask you to play with it. tim kaine guns is smoking pea pea.

  • Richard Singletary

    02/25/2018 04:57 AM

    I love to meet yo daughter i ask her Sarah can i see your pea pea. Sarah would say no but my Father wants you to play with his!!! MS13 wants to give you a dollar to see their smoking pea pea!!!

  • Debbie stonestreet

    02/24/2018 07:54 PM

    ICE needs to step it up in my home town of Yakima, WA
    The released over a hundred in one day, saying the paper Work wasn't done proberly at the Jail, There is something Definately wrong Governor.

  • Debbie stonestreet

    02/24/2018 07:53 PM

    ICE needs to step it up in my home town of Yakima, WA
    The released over a hundred in one day, saying the paper Work wasn't done proberly at the Jail, There is something Definately wrong Governor.

  • Fred Krapsicher

    02/24/2018 07:51 PM

    After seeing that Congress Democrats have only 9 Days to act for The DACA People for which President Trump Expanded the number he would accept, I think they should immediately get to work on the Bill for them, Since it was their Promotion. It looks like they are so lazy. A disgrace to those that voted them in. They should be kicked out and People who will Represent their Voters voted in. Voters should make sure Representative Candidates will represent them at meetings like at that Tax Reform Bill Meeting, where nary a Democrat Showed their face to sit in either Chair. Democrats are now leaving DACA people out in the Cold.....Another Note: I don't think Mueller's investigation will end soon, as I see by what Judge Nap. says in his Judges Chambers that The Russian Thing was an Attack on the U.S...and since Russians in Russia Escape Felony Charges, but those in the U.S. using Russian Promotion do not, I think the Russian Government can openly use their hidden abilities to use the News Media Bullying in trying to take down President Trump, and the U. S.. Mueller may have an ongoing job indicting News Media and News People next for trying to take down the Government of the U.S.. Looks like many have been trying to take down the Government by way of the Current Bullying of President Trump. News seem glad to have Mueller Investigating expecting him to take down President Trump, but they may be currently getting a lot of their stuff unknowingly from Russia, in an effort to take down President Trump and the Government. Can members of the Impeach Trump Movement be getting their stuff from Russia? Wait and See.

  • John M. Kurilla

    02/24/2018 07:39 PM

    ICE should have started doing this roundup the day after President Trump took the oath of office as president. Obama has ruined this country. This so-called sanctuary states and cities are the result of Obama's total negligence and disregard for the true citizens of this country.

  • RON RONNEBERG

    02/24/2018 06:23 PM

    LET CALIFORNIA SECEDE.....UNTIL THEN, ROUND THEM UP AND SHIP THEM AOUT

  • Paula Criss

    02/24/2018 05:40 PM

    I LOVE IT! Take the time to pull up your own local jail or county inmate list and see how many are foreign and NOT just Hispanics.

    I blame the government for giving out Visa's and not tracking them, as a matter of fact, I know a person, only spoke on the phone to him, who is currently in Texas on a TOURIST Visa 6 month visit, but NO he has a job and wanted me to help him get an apartment...REALLY. I want to call ICE, but I don't know his real name. This IS NOT just a Hispanic crossing the boarder problem our government is letting them in.

    I married a Jordanian in 2010. Long story short I made sure ICE knew when he hit his 3 misdemeanors for shop lifting, numerous traffic tickets, frankly they didn't care until I mentioned the Felony Assault he was waiting on the Grand Jury who No Billed him, I am sure because of the ICE hold. Imagine the look on his face when he thought he got away with assaulting the girlfriend and we were suppose to be married..nope you get a FREE ticket back to Jordan courteous of our ICE Air and our government who let him in to become a criminal.

  • Beth Meyers

    02/24/2018 05:39 PM

    Yes, thank God the feds are FINALLY keeping up with their job - illegals from mexico destroyed my hometown in illinois when 1985 migrants moved there for farm work - now its the single lowest performing schools in the entire state and 85% illegals, the rest are the original populatiin who refuse to move out, instead they stay and suffer. The illegal I met and married still is destroting my life and our childrens lives - they are lyibg, cheating wife beaters drunkards and molestors eating our nation alive and no one will do anything...Im still in court trying to get rid of him and live in poverty barely making it because the gov refuses to protect its citizens from these perverted criminals.

  • Paula Criss

    02/24/2018 05:27 PM

    I LOVE IT! Take the time to pull up your own local jail or county inmate list and see how many are foreign and NOT just Hispanics.

    I blame the government for giving out Visa's and not tracking them, as a matter of fact, I know a person, only spoke on the phone to him, who is currently in Texas on a TOURIST Visa 6 month visit, but NO he has a job and wanted me to help him get an apartment...REALLY. I want to call ICE, but I don't know his real name. This IS NOT just a Hispanic crossing the boarder problem our government is letting them in.

    I married a Jordanian in 2010. Long story short I made sure ICE knew when he hit his 3 misdemeanors for shop lifting, numerous traffic tickets, frankly they didn't care until I mentioned the Felony Assault he was waiting on the Grand Jury who No Billed him, I am sure because of the ICE hold. Imagine the look on his face when he thought he got away with assaulting the girlfriend and we were suppose to be married..nope you get a FREE ticket back to Jordan courteous of our ICE Air and our government who let him in to become a criminal.

  • Mary Jean Schweiter-Lowe

    02/24/2018 05:17 PM

    I'm not sure how much difference it's going to make to California's self-righteous liberals. As far as they're concerned, they are doing the right thing, and will probably be even more self-righteous about it now. I think the state should lose all its federal assistance, but I doubt that will ever happen.

  • Dave Laman

    02/24/2018 05:11 PM

    It is very hard for me to understand why the people of this country think so little of themselves and their country to allow their city/state to harbor people that are criminals by just coming here illegally? Let's not forget about the billions of dollars it costs to school and care for these people. If these cities and states want to protect these illegals, let them reach in their own pockets and pay for their care and education and not make every hard working tax paying person pay for their bleeding heart views.

  • Stephanie E Pressey

    02/24/2018 04:46 PM

    This is great news!!!

  • Mary Pfadenhauer

    02/24/2018 04:32 PM

    The reason for illegal immigrants being offered amnesty in sanctuary cities and states is clearly the 2018 elections where proof of citizenship is not required to vote legally, and for the 2020 census and a restructuring of the electorial votes. More dirty politics for the left, less for those that are being used by the left for their devisive purposes, and more problems for the tax paying citizens of the United States. Another thing I cannot understand, is why and how DACA immigrants qualified to serve in the US Military. I am told that some 900 have served our country, while they are/were still citizens of their home country. Another flaw in how the previous administration allowed things to just happen.?.?.? If that is true, I believe that those individuals should have been put on a path to citizenship during and following their service. If that was not something that they wanted to do, they should not have been allowed to serve. I would think that these individuals would welcome the opportunity for citizenship just as they willingly volunteered to serve to defend this country. Just some food for thought. Again it is the illegal aspect of immigration that is the problem. We are almost all products of immigrants who came to this country for freedom and opportunity to improve their circumstances in their home country. America welcomes those who want to come to America to become productive citizens, and those who love this country more than their own. What has been allowed to happen illegally is the problem, not immigrants.

  • Leslie Garamella

    02/24/2018 04:00 PM

    I am a homeowner living in southern New Mexico twenty minutes as the crow flies from the Juarez border. I have had illegals crossing the back nine of my property for several years. I'd like to thank ICE for doing their jobs, despite these nutty politicians declaring their cities a sanctuary for criminal illegals.

  • Charles Fikes

    02/24/2018 03:38 PM

    Teaching compassion and love not violence begins early with the child and his/her parent(s). Best examples are from the Bible. Next is the follow up lessons by the community which includes the schools. Teaching safety in the schools includes personal responsibility and group responsibility. School fire drills teach orderliness, not panic. Ref: Movie of Kindergarten Cops for what to do when the fire alarm sounds.
    Take your responsibility first don't just blame someone else. I like the J.F.K message of what can I do for my country, not what can my country do for.

  • Muriel Jean Revier

    02/24/2018 03:20 PM

    WHY WOULD ANY GOVERNOR WANT HIS STATE TO BE A SANCTUARY??? I CANNOT UNDERSTAND THIS!

  • Jeffrey werner

    02/24/2018 03:20 PM

    Hi Governor Huckabee, have you been keeping up with the MS13/DACA/Opioids and the issues going on in Maryland? Here is just one story as an example for you: http://www.helpsavemaryland.org/?p=4417 And here: http://www.helpsavemaryland.org/?p=4388 Thank you for all you do Governor and your daughter, Sarah ROCKS!!! Jeff Werner, Social Media Director, Webmaster, Help Save Maryland.

  • Norman Leal

    02/24/2018 03:06 PM

    I live in California and have no idea why people don't want to enforce the law. It's not the entire state that is messed up. Seems to be politicians and residents of San Francisco. I agree with Trump. Remove ICE from California and see how long it takes before people wake up.

  • Robert L. Fragoman

    02/24/2018 02:32 PM

    Dear God, Why do you allow so much violence in our schools? Signed a concerned student.

    Dear Concerned student. I a'm not allowed in schools anymore. Signed: God

  • Heidi Petrick

    02/24/2018 02:27 PM

    Thank you Governor for this information and thank you to all the good people associated with ICE! I seldom go on loud rants with people unless there is a good reason. One person I was working with bragged how he was an illegal alien and he was getting everything for free and so on and so forth. I verbally nailed him to the wall because my mother came to America to marry my father, he sent for her,filled out a truckload of paperwork for her and she filled out enough paperwork to circle her native country a couple of times. In short, she came here LEGALLY. To the cities, States and political hobnobers who think it's ok to hide illegal crooks and thieves, you are insulting the ones who did it right. To those who look for a better life, get documented - then we can and will say welcome. God bless, Governor. God bless to you ICE.

  • Michael Egbert

    02/24/2018 02:19 PM

    I may be jumping to conclusions but it would seem the California government's open defiance of Federal law (President Trump) may have a hidden agenda. It's coming close to being an act of subversion - we saw this once before - in 1860 when the United States was thrown into a Civil War because states openly defied Federal law...like a domino effect one state and then others wanted to pull from the Union. Maybe California leaders think other states will follow their lead?