Delco Sanctuary City Nope

Delco Sanctuary City Nope — County Councilman John McBlain appears to have won the debate as to whether Delaware County, Pa. is a “sanctuary city” as claimed by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).

Delco Sanctuary City NopeThe Philadelphia Field Office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)  has sent us the below comment:

Delaware County, Pa and all police departments within Delaware County fully participate with PEP.
With the implementation of the Priority Enforcement Program (PEP) in July 2015, many law enforcement agencies, including some large jurisdictions, are now once again cooperating with ICE.  DHS continues to make significant strides in building partnerships with local law enforcement and community leaders through PEP to ensure a common-sense approach that focuses enforcement resources on convicted criminals and individuals who threaten public safety and national security while also taking into account important community policing needs.
For more information on PEP please visit

CIS defines sanctuary city/county/state as a jurisdiction that does not comply with ICE detainers for jailed or incarcerated illegal aliens.

Clearly Delco now does.

Delco Sanctuary City Nope

4 thoughts on “Delco Sanctuary City Nope”

  1. “Clearly Delco now does.”

    Sorry to parse the words in a Clintonian fashion, but do you mean the county didn’t use to comply, but does now? That’s what “Clearly Delco now does” sounds like.

    1. What we mean to say is that the county is (present tense) in compliance while refraining from expressing certainty to whether it happened to have been in the past. It’s not a claim we can resolve nor do we think it useful to try.

      The bottom line, though, is CIS ought to change its map.

      1. Thanks for clarifying! Yes, it’s almost a scenario of, “Have you stopped beating your wife-answer, ‘Yes’ or ‘No’.”

  2. “It’s not a claim we can resolve nor do we think it useful to try.”

    On reflection, though, I think it is worthwhile to know if the county had been acting as a sanctuary, because then it becomes a case in which they were doing something that they knew many would oppose, they did it in spite of that opposition, and only they stopped when they were called on it. If that were the case, I can see that the commissioners would face a hailstorm of criticism and strong efforts to remove them from office.

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