It’s hard to think of something more appalling than sanctuary cities.
Their very idea cuts against the laws enshrined in our Constitution, and common sense for that matter.
Yet here we are, with liberal cities defiantly ignoring federal laws, standing up for illegals and giving them greater privileges than citizens themselves enjoy.
It’s no wonder the masses rose up end elected Trump, as he was the first to openly discuss the incredible problems our nation is facing thanks to our broken immigration laws and lack of enforcement.
While the president has been pretty good thus far in sticking with his hawkish stance on the issue, there’s still much more to be done, and it looks like his assault on these liberal cities is about to begin.
As reported at Fox News, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that sanctuary cities must give federal immigration authorities access to jails and alert them when someone facing deportation will be released from custody in order to receive certain law enforcement grants.
These new rules are part of Sessions’ promise to crackdown on sanctuary cities for their refusal to cooperate with federal authorities on immigration matters.
The previous rules allowed cities to seek grant money so long as they didn’t prohibit local law enforcement from dealing with immigration authorities. The grant money these cities will lose is often used for things like bulletproof vests to body cameras.
From Fox News:
“So-called sanctuary policies make all of us less safe because they intentionally undermine our laws and protect illegal aliens who have committed crimes,” Sessions said in a statement.
“These policies also encourage illegal immigration and even human trafficking by perpetuating the lie that in certain cities, illegal aliens can live outside the law.
We must encourage these `sanctuary’ jurisdictions to change their policies and partner with federal law enforcement to remove criminals.”
Sessions has been warning these illegal immigration enablers for months that he’d come for their grant money, but they’ve still refused to give in.
So starting in September, we’ll find out just how dedicated they are to their left-wing crusade.
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“This is what the American people should be able to expect from their cities and states,” Sessions said.
“And these long overdue requirements will help us take down MS-13 and other violent transnational gangs, and make our country safer.”
It’s insane that such a redundant rule has to be crafted in the first place. There should be no need for something like this, as cities shouldn’t be ignoring federal law.
But here we are, thanks to the Left, fighting to prevent America from being further swamped with illegals. It’s a shame it has come to this, but these rules are nothing more than a shot across the bow.
There’s MUCH more that can and really should be done to punish these cities. But for now, we’ll have to wait and see what their next move is…
Source: Fox News