Delco Sanctuary Says Philly Mayor — A bill has been introduced in the Pennsylvania Senate — albeit it appears snarled — that would ban government units from adopting “sanctuary” policies. This basically means not checking immigration status and not complying with federal detention orders.
Philadelphia’s Jim Kenney, who mayors the bill’s numero uno target, is outraged. Delco and Montco and Chesco and Bucks do the the same he says.
The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) claimed — and still does— that Delaware County is a “sanctuary” for illegals.
The Philadelphia Field Office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), however, sent us this: Delaware County, Pa and all police departments within Delaware County fully participate with PEP (Priority Enforcement Program).
Regarding the sanctuary city bill — SB 10 of 2017-2018– what exactly is the problem with governments checking into someone’s immigration status and complying with federal detention orders?
By the way the CIS has added Pennsylvania counties to its list.