ICE Unveils PA Billboards Showing Immigrants Released Under Sanctuary Policies
The Trump administration has launched billboards in Pennsylvania showing the faces of immigrants who were released by local police departments under so-called sanctuary policies, according to CNN.
President Trump has repeatedly attacked “sanctuary cities,” claiming they do harm to public safety.
The billboards, placed in six locations, feature the faces of individuals who were previously arrested or convicted of crimes in the United States and released, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The billboards don't attach a name to the mugshot but include charges like assault. A phone number for an ICE hotline is also listed.
John Sandweg, former acting ICE director, previously said of the billboard move: "How are they getting funding for it? How does that advance their mission? Running billboards, it's political messaging."
The Department of Homeland Security, along with the Justice Department, has been criticized for efforts that look political to boost Trump amid a contentious election season.