Final Warning to Sanctuary Cities

by Steve MacDonald

2016-11-17-45c33161_Sanctuary CityThe Trump administration has issued its final warning to a handful of ‘jurisdictions’ is claims are still in violation of federal law.

The Justice Department has issued a final warning to five of the 10 jurisdictions it accused of having “sanctuary” policies that defy federal immigration laws, saying they have until Oct. 27 to submit additional evidence proving compliance or risk losing grant money.

Letters conveying the Justice Department’s preliminary assessment of the jurisdictions’ local laws and policies were sent Wednesday. Cook County, Illinois; Chicago; New Orleans; New York City; and Philadelphia were all warned that the Justice Department believes they cities have laws or policies that run afoul of federal immigration law.

The Washington Times piece also includes something else that knee-jerk Trump haters will want to know about this particular bit of enforcement.

The Obama administration first raised the issue of potential violations in 10 jurisdictions last year, and the Trump administration followed up by sending letters demanding proof of compliance.

“Jurisdictions that adopt so-called ‘sanctuary policies’ also adopt the view that the protection of criminal aliens is more important than the protection of law-abiding citizens and of the rule of law,” Mr. Sessions said.

So these are jurisdictions were tagged by the “previous administration,” and Mr. Trump’s people are just following up.



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