A once-deported Dominican man with a criminal record and felony arrest warrant was recently released by the New York Police Department on bail, despite immigration authorities requesting that he be handed over to them.
Instead, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) had to locate and arrest Joselin Medina as he left the Bronx Criminal Court in New York on June 16, the agency reported.
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New York City is one of several self-proclaimed sanctuary cities that shield convicted criminals from immigration authorities.
The House dealt sanctuary cities a blow last week by voting 228–195 to cut federal funding to jurisdictions that fail to hand over illegal immigrants to immigration authorities when a detainer is lodged. A detainer is a request to local law
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