Biden’s America: San Diego homeless vets sleep on street as city allocates $5 million for legal defense of criminal aliens

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SAN DIEGO, CA- In 2019, the city of San Diego, California was home to over 2,600 unsheltered homeless people, along with 2,473 sheltered homeless people, according to ABC-10 San Diego.

Of the total number of homeless in the city, a good number are veterans, with low estimates according to Homeless Veterans of San Diego being around 400 or so.

In San Diego County? That number was estimated to be 1,068 in 2019, about 13% of the entire homeless population.

Wonder what the city could do with the $5 million they are allocating to provide taxpayer-funded attorneys to illegal aliens in federal custody?

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2018, the state of California accounts for nearly 29% of the nation’s homeless veterans.

According to Breitbart, the city of San Diego through its Board of Supervisors approved the allocation of $5 million in a one-year pilot program to give illegal aliens free legal representation in order to fight deportations in court.

 According to the Associated Press:

The 3-2 vote directs work to begin on a $5 million, one-year pilot program which will be administered through the county’s public defender’s office. It will provide attorneys for free to those detained at the Otay Mesa Detention Center, the local federal immigration detention facility.

County staff will have 90 days to report back on a plan to fund and operate the program permanently in partnership with immigrant defense and non-profit groups.

A number of Democratic-controlled cities have already provided such programs to illegals fighting deportation; however, San Diego County would be the first such jurisdiction along the U.S.-Mexico border to adopt such a program.

San Diego already has in place a robust sanctuary city policy that blocks criminal illegal aliens from arrest and deportation. More than a year ago, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials accused the County of hiding details on illegal aliens charged with child abuse.

At that time, ICE sent subpoenas to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office (SDCSO) seeking to obtain information on the whereabouts of illegal aliens, and also asked about any release plans the state of California had for the release of illegal aliens.

“Issuance of these immigration subpoenas is necessary because the SDCSO is forced to comply with California’s sanctuary state laws, and therefore cannot cooperate in honoring immigration detainers or requests for non-public information to assist in locating criminal aliens that have been or will be released from custody,” an ICE release said.

ICE official Gregory Archambeault said at that time, “The public needs to be aware and concerned that California sanctuary state laws do not protect public safety and is bad public policy.”

For sanctuary states, it’s all a matter of priorities. For those who have served our country, they are treated merely as an afterthought.

The fact that illegal aliens are being housed in hotels in states such as California while veterans are on the streets tells you all you need to know about the priorities of the Biden administration and Democrats in cities such as San Diego.

This is our nation’s shame.

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As we have previously reported, thanks to President Joe Biden’s “sanctuary country”, criminal illegal aliens can not be turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents for deportation following an arrest for criminal activity in the United States.

Instead, these criminals are being released into neighborhoods in border states such as Texas. 

In February, LET reported that Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued orders that prevent ICE agents from arresting and deporting illegal aliens unless they are convicted of aggravated felonies against Americans.

These types of crimes would be considered rape, murder, child pornography, sexual abuse of a minor, trafficking firearms, and theft.

FOX 29’s Yami Virgin conducted an investigation that reveals that in San Antonio, Texas, criminal illegal aliens are being released into neighborhoods as ICE agents are unable to take them into their custody.

According to Breitbart, Virgin’s report indicates that “thousands have been released” from local jails and state prisons since the orders came down from DHS. Specifically, in San Antonio, nearly 100 illegal aliens with 182 criminal charges against them were booked into the county jail in March.

The investigation further shows that out of those, 36 were released into neighboring communities rather than being turned over to ICE agents for arrest and deportation, despite being charged with such crimes as aggravated assault of a police officer, domestic violence, and drug crimes. Other illegal aliens remain in local custody.

Virgin reports it is not just ICE agents that are unable to detain criminal illegal aliens, but the U.S. Marshal’s Service are also being forced to released any criminal illegal aliens in their custody thanks to Biden’s orders.

Former DHS official Ari Jimenez told Virgin:

“This memo is basically violating one of ICE’s core responsibilities which is to collaborate with law enforcement to help ensure that criminals that may pose public safety threats are not released onto our streets to re-offend,” 

Jimenez said:

“This is a logistical nightmare,” 

It is not just Texas who is battling with the release of criminal illegal aliens into their communities. 

In March, LET reported that Florida Attorney General, Ashley Moody filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration for the fact that the “sanctuary country” policy is releasing illegal criminals into their neighborhoods. 

That lawsuit has revealed that illegal alien convicts in state prisons are being released into American communities because ICE no longer has the ability to detain and deport them.

Moody identified seven illegal alien convicts in the case—many of whom have been convicted of burglary, cocaine trafficking, grand theft auto, heroin trafficking, credit card fraud, money laundering and other crimes.

In those cases, the Florida Department of Corrections sent notices to ICE about illegal alien convicts’ upcoming release dates, however ICE agents were forced to reply saying they could not take custody of the criminals due to Biden’s sanctuary orders.

Breitbart reported that on Tuesday, April 27th, Biden’s administration added an additional sanctuary policy. In a “sanctuary courthouses” memo, DHS officials directed ICE agents that they are only allowed to arrest criminal illegal aliens in courthouses if the individual is a national security threat, an imminent risk to public safety, or a threat to evidence in their criminal case.

Former Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan said:

“This policy is going to result in more criminal illegal aliens walking in our communities,” 

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Here is more of the report we brought you regarding Florida’s lawsuit against the Biden administration. 

TALLAHASSEE, FL- As the Biden Justice Department continues to seek out those involved in the most bogus “insurrection” in world history at the US Capitol on January 6, the rest of his administration is apparently turning a blind eye to real criminals.

By that, it is the fact that what amounts to Biden’s “sanctuary country” policy is releasing huge numbers of criminal aliens into American cities and towns.

So what’s going on?

In February, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) now under the apparent command of Joe Biden ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents not to pursue illegal aliens for arrest and deportation unless they have been recently convicted [emphasis added] of aggravated felonies against Americans.

Please note convicted.

What does that mean exactly? Just what it says…criminal aliens who have been arrested and charged with crimes such as rape, murder, sexual abuse of a child, child pornography or literally hundreds of other felonies wouldn’t be eligible for take into custody orders because they have not yet been convicted of the crimes.

Word salad? Absolutely, and the ignorant among the American public probably do not understand that convicted and arrested mean two entirely different things.

As Breitbart noted, if “ICE agents try to arrest an illegal alien who is not a convicted aggravated felon—or a known or suspected terrorist or gang member—they must first get approval through an arduous chain of command process where a field director or a special agent in charge greenlights the effort.”

According to the Western Journal, Laura Ries, a former DHS official who now works for the Heritage Foundation as a senior research fellow said Biden’s scheme basically turns the entirety of the United States into a “sanctuary country.”

“Law enforcement professionals estimate these guidelines will take 90 percent of those here illegally off the table when it comes to detention or deportation,” she wrote in a statement.

“In essence, ICE agents are being told to back down from enforcing the law and doing their jobs. Sadly, this guidance is forcing law enforcement officers to choose between protecting Americans and protecting their careers,” Ries wrote.

“Forget sanctuary cities—this turns America into a sanctuary country. Prominent leftists have spent the past months calling to ‘abolish ICE.’ The Biden administration effectively just made their wish come true.”

Now, some states have had enough of the federal government’s soft on criminal illegal aliens approach. Breitbart reports that in Florida, Attorney General Ashley Moody has filed suit against the Biden administration’s sanctuary country orders.

That lawsuit has revealed that illegal alien convicts in state prisons are being released into American communities because ICE no longer has the ability to detain and deport them.

Moody identified seven illegal alien convicts in the case—many of whom have been convicted of burglary, cocaine trafficking, grand theft auto, heroin trafficking, credit card fraud, money laundering and other crimes.

In those cases, the Florida Department of Corrections sent notices to ICE about illegal alien convicts’ upcoming release dates, however ICE agents were forced to reply saying they could not take custody of the criminals due to Biden’s sanctuary orders.

That resulted in two criminals—Alejandro Falcon Luis Reyes and Dzevad Husejnovic being released into Florida communities rather than being turned over to ICE to get launched out of the country.

Other inmates named in the lawsuit—Jose Gomez, Loveson Pierre, Donovan Mott, and Wanto Jerome—are all scheduled to be released later this month, in June or November.

“The Biden administration’s reckless policy of refusing to do their jobs and deport criminals places all those gains and Floridians’ public safety at risk,” Moody said in a statement.

“Until President Biden’s inauguration, presidents of both parties detained and deported criminals,” Moody continued. “This is a radical shift that places Floridians and our law enforcement officers in greater danger, and that is why I filed suit.”

For example, in Pasco County, Florida in particular, the lawsuit states that ICE agents were unable to take three illegal aliens into custody who had been convicted of crimes such as domestic violence, violating a restraining order, and a warrant for an accused sexual predator.

Two other states have also filed suit against Biden, including Arizona, where Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed suit, as well as Montana where Attorney General Austin Knudsen have joined Florida. Both those states argue that Biden’s sanctuary country policy violates federal immigration law.

Breitbart previously reported that due to Biden’s sanctuary country orders, ICE detention of illegal aliens has hit the lowest level in the history of that agency, with less than 14,000 detainees in custody. Along the same lines, deportations have been cut by 53 percent in  his first month in the White House.

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