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President Donald Trump’s sweeping executive order on immigration includes a plan for sanctuary cities to publish weekly a list of crimes committed by “aliens.”
Under a section on “sanctuary jurisdictions,” the executive order called for the Department of Homeland Security to put out weekly a “comprehensive list” of the crimes.
The section of the executive order reads:
“To better inform the public regarding the public safety threats associated with sanctuary jurisdictions, the secretary shall utilize the Declined Detainer Outcome Report or its equivalent and, on a weekly basis, make public a comprehensive list of criminal actions committed by aliens and any jurisdiction that ignored or otherwise failed to honor any detainers with respect to such aliens.”
The wording did not make clear whether the “aliens” – foreigners – referred to were undocumented, or illegally in the country.
Trump’s executive order called for “sanctuary jurisdictions” to comply with federal immigration law or have their federal funding pulled. The only exception was for federal funding deemed necessary for law-enforcement purposes by either the attorney general or Department of Homeland Security.
During an address to the department on Wednesday after he signed the executive order, Trump said, “We are going to restore the rule of law.”