Some cities are refusing to cooperate with federal authorities seeking to enforce federal immigration laws…and those cities are gonna PAY.
These are the so-called “sanctuary cities” and their leaders have made the conscious decision to shield illegal immigrants from arrest and possible deportation.
But President Donald Trump and his administration are having none of it. Yesterday, we learned ICE raids on such cities are kicking off already and honestly, we couldn’t be happier.
We can’t have cities ignoring the law. We can’t have mayors and other leaders assisting illegal immigrants in breaking the law.
Not only are they putting citizens in serious danger but they’re also violating direct federal orders, which will result in the disappearance of their precious funding. Trump has made this promise time and time again, and the libs better listen.
Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and other large cities are notorious for assisting illegals in violating federal immigration laws.
Their leaders like to make bold, supposedly courageous statements in behalf of this practice, but Attorney General Jeff Sessions just brought the hammer down on these self-described brave local leaders.
Via Fox News:
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired a broadside at so-called ‘sanctuary cities’ Monday, telling reporters local policies of noncooperation with immigration authorities are ‘dangerous’ and will cost communities federal funding.
In the Trump administration’s most pointed warning yet, Sessions said federal law allows withholding of federal funding to sanctuary cities, and signaled that such measures will soon be taken.
Sessions, who took the podium at White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s regular media briefing, warned of a pending crackdown by the administration.
‘Such policies cannot continue,’ he said. ‘They make our nation less safe by putting dangerous criminals back on the street.’”
The problem such “sanctuary cities” have is that they are hotbeds of irresponsible, leftist economic policies.
Hence, they are utterly dependent on federal funding to get anywhere close to making their budgets. So all their bellicose talk of defiance runs in the face of economic reality. In other words, they need the money.
By the way, it’s important to realize that there is no such technical term as “sanctuary cities.”
What this informal term refers to “are communities that have refused to work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials after detaining illegal immigrants. By federal law, they are required to inform the feds when they have an illegal immigrant in custody, even if he or she has not been convicted of a crime.”
So they are simply jurisdictions that are in rebellion against federal law.
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Of course, these centers of failed economic policies will be off to federal court to try to keep the flow of funds running.
“‘The administration’s plan to deny federal funds to cities that are standing up for their values is unconstitutional,’ said Matt McGrath, a spokesman for Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel.
‘Chicago is proud to stand with 34 cities and counties across the country in asking a federal court to prevent the federal government from illegally withholding federal funds.'”
And tell us again why business and private citizens would want to move there?
Furthermore, let’s not forget that these lawless cities are DIRECTLY responsible for allowing dangerous criminals to roam free, and American citizens have paid for these mistakes in blood and death.
Don’t ever, ever forget that, fellow Patriots!
Source: Fox News