ICE to continue arrests at courthouses

Daily News Article - April 5, 2017


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. a) What is the role of the U.S. Attorney General?
b) What is the role of the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security?
c) Name the current U.S. Attorney General and DHS Secretary.

3. a) What did the Chief Justice of California’s Supreme Court ask Sessions and Kelly to do in a letter?
b) Why have ICE agents begun arresting illegal immigrants at California courthouses? Be specific — In a letter to the Chief Justice made public on Friday, for what reasons did Sessions and Kelly criticize California officials?

4. a) For what reason did the Chief Justice of California’s Supreme Court ask Sessions and Kelly to stop immigration agents from arresting illegal immigrants inside California courthouses?
b) How did they reply to this concern?

5. How did the Attorney General and DHS Secretary respond to the Chief Justice’s accusation that ICE agents were "stalking undocumented immigrants" at courthouses?

6. The Hill reported on February 27:

A survey from Harvard–Harris Poll found that 80 percent of voters say local authorities should have to comply with the law by reporting to federal agents the illegal immigrants they come into contact with.

Hundreds of cities across the nation — many with Democratic mayors or city councils — are refusing to do so [and have declared their cities to be “sanctuary cities,” which are cities which permit residence by illegal immigrants to help them avoid deportation.].

President Trump has signed an executive order directing Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to find ways to [cut] federal funding to these sanctuary cities. A Reuters analysis found the top 10 sanctuary cities in the U.S. receive $2.27 billion in federal funding for programs ranging from public health services to early childhood education.

The Harvard–Harris Poll survey found strong support for an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, with 77 percent saying they support comprehensive immigration reform against only 23 percent who oppose.

“While there is broad support for comprehensive immigration reform, there is overwhelming opposition to sanctuary cities,” said Harvard–Harris co-director Mark Penn. “The public wants honest immigrants treated fairly and those who commit crimes deported and that's very clear from the data.”

The finding is one of several in the survey that show President Trump has support for some of the…immigration proposals [strongly opposed by progressives] that were a hallmark of his campaign.

Are you surprised by this report? Explain your answer.