GUT PUNCH: AG Sessions STERN WARNING to Sanctuary Cities (VIDEO)
It’s about time the government start representing Americans when it comes to the scourge of illegals.
Thankfully, the Trump administration begins the crackdown on these anti-American sanctuary cities. AMERICA FIRST, Baby!
American cities that violate federal law by refusing to cooperate with ICE agents that want to deport banditos will feel it in the pocketbook.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired a warning shot at sanctuary cities today.
Taking the podium at the White House press briefing, Sessions announced that federal law allows withholding federal funding from sanctuary cities. And such withholdings will soon begin.
“Today, I’m urging states and local jurisdictions to comply with these federal laws, including section 13.73. Moreover, cities or jurisdictions seeking federal grants will be required to certify compliance with 13.73 as a condition of receiving those awards.”
Poetic justice? Let’s donate the money to victims of illegals.
Obama’s so-called justice department enacted this law last summer.
Even though the crooked Obama DOJ didn’t enforce the laws; in theory, leftists shouldn’t have a problem with them, right?
“America’s federal immigration laws require us to promptly remove aliens when they are convicted or caught for certain crimes. … According to one recent poll, 80% of Americans believe that cities that arrest illegal immigrants for crimes should be forced to turn them over to immigration authorities.”
Highlighting the current level of state and local defiance of federal laws, Sessions revealed:
“In a single week, there were more than 200 instances of jurisdictions refusing to honor ICE detainer requests with respect to individuals charged or convicted of a serious crime. These charges or convictions include drug trafficking, hit-and-run, rape, sex offenses against a child, and even murder.”
These aren’t low-level thugs selling dime bags on the corner.
Instead, the Left unleash hardened felons who rape and murder American citizens; they don’t belong in this country.
Sessions signaled that the Trump administration prioritizes American citizens’ safety over criminal illegals’ disobedience.
“Such policies cannot continue,” Sessions declared. “They make our nation less safe by putting dangerous criminals back on the street.”
New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and hundreds of smaller counties and towns, habitually refuse to notify ICE. In so doing, these cities effectively give license to criminal illegals to commit crimes. Jails in these cities offer little more than a revolving-door policy of catch and release. Ironically, citizens don’t have it as well.
Nevertheless, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti declared his defiance last week:
“LAPD has never participated in programs that deputize local law enforcement to act as immigration agents, and on my watch they never will.”
Today, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman shared a similar sentiment:
“My office will continue to ensure local governments have the tools they need to legally protect their immigrant communities – and we won’t stop fighting to beat back President Trump’s un-American immigration policies.”
These liberals place the protection of criminal illegals over the rights of the American people. However, going forward, if these cities want federal dollars, they must comply with federal laws. That’s the message Sessions telegraphed today.
“The American people know that when cities and states refuse to help enforce immigration laws, our nation is less safe.”
It is imperative that we hit these cities and bureaucrats in the pocketbook. Sessions sent a shot over the bow. But, now he needs our support to make these leftists feel it in the only way that matters to them.