HomePoliticsLOMBARDO RESTARTS SANCTUARY POLICY REFUSING TO TURN OVER CRIMINALS TO ICE Politics LOMBARDO RESTARTS SANCTUARY POLICY REFUSING TO TURN OVER CRIMINALS TO ICE February 14, 2019 Rob Lauer Political Reporter Less than a month after LVMPD Sheriff Joe Lombardo was re-elected, he quietly stopped turning over illegal aliens to ICE. Metro receives money under a Federal DOJ program to screen everyone booked into the jail and to turn over any illegal aliens ICE requests. Under the change, according to law enforcement sources, Lombardo has directed the jail not to turn over illegal aliens charged only with traffic and low level misdemeanors. According to news reports, Lombardo was lobbied by immigrant activists recently causing him to change the policy. The question is; does Lombardo’s policy change put that money at risk and does it violate President Trump’s executive order upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding screening and treatment of immigrants?