Miami Police Chief Refuses To Help ICE: "I Don't Care If You Have Papers Or Not"

Miami Police Chief Refuses To Help ICE: “I Don’t Care If You Have Papers Or Not”

Very disturbing...


What is so hard to understand about following our laws?

You know, our immigration laws?

The laws that welcome immigrants but say you must come in LEGALLY…

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The laws that keep our nation safe…

The laws that put all immigrants on equal footing and don’t let some cut to the front of the line…

Especially when it comes to the Chief of Police, you’d think they would honor and uphold the law.

But not in Sanctuary Cities and not the Miami Chief of Police.

Very disturbing.

Personally, I believe if you go on record with a “Sanctuary City” policy and mindset, you should be IMMEDIATELY removed from the Police Force.  

If you’re publicly stating you won’t follow federal law, you should be out!

Take a look at this:

Here's more on the story, from Fox News:

Miami’s police chief pushed back Friday against an anti-sanctuary state bill that would require Florida law enforcement agencies to cooperate with federal immigration officials.

“The truth is I’d prefer not to have this job if I have to ask fellow officers to go check where someone came from before helping them,” Miami police Chief Jorge Colina said during a Spanish-language interview with radio station WURN-AM.

"I’d prefer not to have this job if I have to ask fellow officers to go check where someone came from."

— Chief Jorge Colina, Miami police

The bill, SB 168, would prohibit “sanctuary” policies and require state and law enforcement to comply with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel by requiring authorities to honor requests to detain those considered “removable aliens” under federal immigration law.

Currently, an ICE detainer request is not deemed a requirement for local authorities.

“I don’t care if you have papers or don’t have papers, where you came from, or who your parents are,” Colina said. “That’s not my job. My job is to make sure everyone in this city is safe.”

“I don’t care if you have papers or don’t have papers, where you came from, or who your parents are. That’s not my job. My job is to make sure everyone in this city is safe.”

— Chief Jorge Colina, Miami police

The bill has drawn protests from immigration-rights groups and would give whistleblower status to officers who report citizenship violations by undocumented immigrants, the Miami Herald reported.

The bill’s sponsor, Republican state Sen. Joe Gruters, said the federal government “doesn’t take into effect whether you’ve committed a felony or a misdemeanor. My advice is if you’re not breaking the law, this bill will not impact you whatever” during a contentious vote to advance the legislation earlier this month.

Florida state Sen. Annette Taddo, a Democrat, told the Herald on Friday the bill is about gaining “political points."

“This bill is about reelecting Donald Trump,” she said. “That’s all this bill is.“

And locally, from the Miami Herald:

Miami’s police chief has publicly denounced a proposed state law that would require state and local law enforcement to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Speaking Friday morning on Spanish-language radio station Actualidad Radio 1040 AM, Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina told interviewers he would rather be thrown out of the police department than forced to comply with the proposed law. He said he didn’t think he could sleep at night if he had to spend time addressing a victim’s immigration status.

“The truth is I’d prefer not to have this job if I have to ask fellow officers to go check where someone came from before helping them,” he said Friday morning. 

Colina appeared on a morning talk radio program hosted by journalists Roberto Rodriguez Tejera and Juan Camilo Gómez, a popular Spanish-language forum for political discourse in Miami. Miami-Dade politicos and journalists are frequent guests on the program.

When the conversation moved to SB 168, Colina made his stance clear.

“I don’t care if you have papers or don’t have papers, where you came from, or who your parents are,” Colina said. “That’s not my job. My job is to make sure everyone in this city is safe.”

The bill, which has drawn protesters to Tallahassee from all parts of the state, creates rules relating to federal immigration enforcement by prohibiting “sanctuary” policies and requiring state and local law enforcement to comply with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The bill, filed by Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, requires local law enforcement to honor federal law enforcement’s request for an “immigration detainer.” A detainer is essentially a request that a local law enforcement agency detain a person based on probable cause to believe that the person is a “removable alien” under federal immigration law. The bill would essentially make the “request” a requirement.

Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/immigration/article228304579.html#storylink=cpy

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