President Trump just made good on a key campaign promise Wednesday morning to the thundering applause of conservatives everywhere. Under Trump’s direction, the Department of Justice announced that is will subpoena 23 jurisdictions if they don’t offer proof they are in compliance with federal immigration law.
Translation: Trump’s going after “Sanctuary Cities!”
In letters to major cities, President Trump has requested documents relating to how their policies fall in line with 8 USC 1373, a section of federal law that prohibits local municipalities from enacting laws that restrict communication between their officials and federal immigration authorities.
Boom! That’s hitting the nail on the head right there… “Sanctuary Cities” are only able to thrive by interrupting local police forces from contracting federal immigration authorities. If an illegal alien is arrested, instead of being deported or being transferred to a federal detainment facility, they are released back into the streets to commit another crime.
Trump had previously sent similar requests to the jurisdictions, but DOJ officials say the responses did not provide enough information to confirm compliance with Section 1373.
“[We] continue to urge all jurisdictions under review to reconsider policies that place the safety of their communities and their residents at risk,” said a DOJ statement. “Protecting criminal aliens from federal immigration authorities defies common sense and undermines the rule of law.”
Any jurisdictions that fails to provide the Trump administration with the requested documents by the 23rd of February will receive a federal subpoena.
Now check this out, per Daily Caller:
The DOJ has tried to pressure sanctuary cities by threatening to withhold certain federal funds, as part of the Trump administration’s broader crackdown on illegal immigration. Last year, Sessions revised the eligibility guidelines for Byrne criminal justice grants, requiring applicants to honor federal immigration detention requests, give immigration agents unfettered access to local jails, and comply with Section 1373.
“We’ve given them federal dollars — your taxpayer dollars — to cooperate with federal law enforcement,” DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores told Fox News Wednesday. “They didn’t have to take that money, but they did. And when they took it, they said they would comply with federal law. So what we’re saying is if we find out you’re not complying with federal law, we’re taking the tax dollars back.”
According to Trump’s announcement, the jurisdictions that face a subpoena are as follows:
Chicago; Cook County, Ill.; New York City; the state of California; Albany, N.Y.; Berkeley, Calif.; Bernalillo County, N.M.; Burlington, Vt.; the city and county of Denver, Colo.; Fremont, Calif.; Jackson, Miss.; King County, Wash.; Lawrence, Mass.; City of Los Angeles, Calif.; Louisville, Ky.; Monterey County, Calif.; Sacramento County, Calif.; the city and county of San Francisco; Sonoma County, Calif.; Watsonville, Calif.; West Palm Beach, Fla.; the state of Illinois and the state of Oregon.
What do you think the
45th President of the United States
and the job that he’s doing for
LEGAL, LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS?