At Least 112 Million People Are Living In ‘Sanctuary’ Jurisdictions

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent

At least 112 million people live in more than 300 sanctuary jurisdictions in the United States, according to a Daily Caller analysis.

The Center for Immigration Studies released a report Wednesday listing all the states, counties and cities that do not cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

They do this by “either by refusing to or prohibiting agencies from complying with ICE detainers, imposing unreasonable conditions on detainer acceptance, denying ICE access to interview incarcerated aliens, or otherwise impeding communication or information exchanges between their personnel and federal immigration officers,” CIS wrote in its report.

ICE uses detainers to take custody of criminal aliens in the custody of state and local law enforcement. Using the most recent U.S Census population estimates available (2015 for all but one city) there are an estimated 112.5 million people living in these “sanctuary” jurisdictions.

According to the CIS report, the state penitentiaries of Rhode Island, North Dakota and Washington don’t comply with ICE. Adding these state populations to the individuals living in “sanctuary” jurisdictions increases the estimated population to 114.3 million.

The U.S had an estimated population of 320 million in 2015, which means over a third of the U.S lives in areas where law enforcement does not comply with ICE when it comes to criminal aliens. The Justice Department announced in July that some “sanctuary cities” will stop receiving federal law enforcement grants. (RELATED: Previously Hidden Report Confirms ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Defy Federal Laws)

Below is the list of sanctuary jurisdictions.


South Tucson

California (whole state)

Colorado (whole state)

Connecticut (whole state)


Broward County

Hernando County

Hillsborough County

Miami-Dade County

Palm Beach County

Pasco County

Pinellas County


Clayton County


Champaign County

Cook County


Allamakee County

Benton County

Cass County

Clinton County

Delaware County

Dubuque County

Franklin County

Freemont County

Greene County

Ida County

Iowa County

Jefferson County

Johnson County

Linn County

Marion County

Monona County

Montgomery County

Polk County

Pottawattamie County

Sioux County

Story County

Wapello County

Winneshiek County


Butler County

Finney County

Harvey County

Johnson County

Sedgwick County

Shawnee County


Campbell County

Franklin County

Scott County

Woodford County


New Orleans




Baltimore City

Montgomery County

Prince George’s County





Hampden County





Hennepin County

Ramsey County


Douglas County

Hall County

Lancaster County

Sarpy County


Clark County

Washoe County

New Jersey

Middlesex County


Ocean County

Union County

New Mexico (whole state)

New York

Franklin County

Nassau County

New York City

Onondaga County

Rensselaer County

Saratoga County

Suffolk County

St. Lawrence County

Wayne County

North Dakota

North Dakota State Penitentiary

Billings County

Bowman County

Dunn County

Golden Valley County

Hettinger County

Slope County

Stark County


Baker County

Clackamas County

Clatsop, Oregon

Coos County

Crook County

Curry County

Deschutes County

Douglas County

Gilliam County

Grant County

Hood River County

Jackson County

Jefferson County

Josephine County

Lincoln County

Linn County

Malheur County

Marion County

Multnomah County

Oregon State Correctional Institution

Polk County

Sherman County

Springfield Police Department

Tillamook County

Umatilla County

Union County

Wallowa County

Wasco County

Washington County

Wheeler County

Yamhill County


Chester County

Delaware County

Lehigh County

Montgomery County

Philadelphia County

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Department of Corrections


Dallas County

Travis County



Chesterfield County


Benton County

Chelan County

Clallam County

Clark County

Cowlitz County

Franklin County

Jefferson County

King County

Kitsap County

Lynnwood City

Pierce County

Skagit County

Snohomish County

South Correctional Entity (SCORE) Jail, King County

Spokane County

Thurston County

Walla Walla County

Washington State Corrections

Whatcom County

Yakima County

Washington, DC (whole state)


Milwaukee County