Appearing on “Fox & Friends: Weekend,” Judd said immigrants who commit crimes in the United States can be deported if they lack a “legal reason to be here.”
In a video message on Twitter, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti promised the city was not working with ICE and told residents that — no matter their immigration status — they don’t have to open their door to an ICE agent who doesn’t have a warrant signed by a judge.
“When this mayor says that — ‘Make no mistake: We are not coordinating with ICE’ — that is the wrong message to send,” Judd said.
He told host Griff Jenkins that with the recent addition of members of the elite tactical unit known as BORTAC — which The New York Times labels the “SWAT team of the Border Patrol” — Los Angeles will no longer be a “safe haven.”
Judd said he hopes that message also reaches the Central American countries that are the source of much of the illegal immigration.
“Any time … you take people out of the communities that have committed crimes against those communities, it sends that message that we’re not just going to let you free,” Judd said.