By IJR. Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced on Thursday that her city would permanently end its cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) requests to detain people. . .
“We will not be complicit in an immigration policy that intentionally inflicts misery on vulnerable populations,” she said, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Atlanta has permanently ended its acceptance of ICE detainees and will immediately transfer all those remaining out of our City jail. We will not be complicit in an immigration policy that intentionally inflicts misery on vulnerable populations. Read Here: https://t.co/fdP46uXTee pic.twitter.com/Oe0JrdeGZ2
— Keisha Lance Bottoms (@KeishaBottoms) September 6, 2018
Bottoms said she would transfer the remaining ICE detainees from her city’s detention center as part of an executive order she signed that day. Only five ICE detainees remained after Bottoms signed an executive order months earlier that blocked new ones from entering her city’s jail.
(Read more from “U.S. Mayor Refuses to Cooperate With Ice” HERE)
Assaults on ICE, Border Patrol Surge as Illegal Aliens Get More Violent
By Washington Times. Assaults on ICE agents reached a decade high in 2017, and assaults on Border Patrol agents have also surged in recent years, according to new government numbers that seem to back up agents’ claims that illegal immigrants are increasingly looking to fight rather than flee.
The new numbers, reported by Homeland Security’s inspector general, could even be underselling the problem, investigators said, because the government doesn’t do a good job of tracking incidents, and agents and officers don’t always report them properly.
But the report does signal renewed danger particularly on the southwest border, where agents say a surge in illegal immigration in recent years generally correlates with growing violence.
Prosecutors, meanwhile, often refuse to bring charges or win cases against the perpetrators, the audit found.
At the border, the most frequent method of attack was projectiles — usually large rocks — which accounted for half of assaults. But bombs, clubs, knives, guns and even laser pointers to blind agents have all been used. (Read more from “Assaults on ICE, Border Patrol Surge as Illegal Aliens Get More Violent” HERE)