So-called “sanctuary cities” and those who support them finally are getting sued. And what better time than during the Era of Trump.
These cities and their sheriffs have thwarted the law for far too long. Moreso, they lived under the protective umbrella of Obama. Well not anymore.
As Judicial Watch explained,
On March 13, 2015, then-San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, who oversaw San Francisco’s jails, issued a directive prohibiting SFSD sheriff’s deputies and other officials from providing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with information about inmates’ citizenship or immigration status. Judicial Watch filed suit to challenge the directive (Cynthia Cerletti v. Ross Mirkarimi (CGC-15-549250)).
And now we get the update lawsuit on behalf of taxpayers.
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Judicial Watch today announced that it filed a new taxpayer lawsuit against San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy and the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department (SFSD) to prevent the use of taxpayer funds on policies “that prohibit or restrict SFSD personnel from sharing … immigration-related information with federal immigration law enforcement officials.” The suit was filed on behalf of Cynthia Cerletti, a taxpayer of the City and County of San Francisco, in the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco (Cynthia Cerletti v. Vicki Hennessy (No. CGC-16-556164)). After Judicial Watch filed its suit, which invokes the federal government’s preeminent authority over immigration, San Francisco filed its own lawsuit in which it asks that its sanctuary policy be declared legal.
Judicial Watch’s lawsuit seeks to prevent Sheriff Hennessy and the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department from:
[E]xpending or causing the expenditure of taxpayer funds and taxpayer-financed resources on policies and/or practices that prohibit or restrict SFSD personnel from sharing or exchanging immigration-related information with federal immigration law enforcement officials, including information about the citizenship or immigration status of individuals in the SFSD’s custody and information about the release of individuals from the SFSD’s custody.
Judicial Watch’s lawsuit details how the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department’s “sanctuary” policy conflicts with the federal government’s “broad, undoubted power over the subject of immigration and the status of aliens.” Judicial Watch also argues that Congress:
[H]as long sought to encourage full and open communication between states and local agencies and federal immigration law enforcement officials and to remove obstacles to such communication to aid in the enforcement of federal immigration laws.
Soon leftist America will see that the pen is indeed mightier than the sword.
So, they can protest all they want, but we will win the war. But the idea that illegals should have sanctuary is patently ridiculous.
The rights of citizens trumps ANY illegals rights. Further, any bonehead leftists who believe the idiotic policies of Obama and other Democrats still stand will receive rude awakenings.