The Trump Administration has been tossing warning shots across the bow of sanctuary cities and states for three years. You are breaking federal law, and we will enforce the law. That time has arrived. Attorney General William Barr cometh.
Speaking at the National Sheriff’s Association 2020 Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington, D.C., Barr said the Justice Department would immediately file multiple lawsuits against sanctuary jurisdictions for unconstitutionally interfering with federal immigration enforcement, and implement unprecedented national reviews of left-wing sanctuary governments and prosecutors.
And Mr. Barr did not mince words when clarifying the root problem.
“Let us state the reality upfront and as clearly as possible,” Barr began. “When we are talking about sanctuary cities, we are talking about policies that are designed to allow criminal aliens to escape. These policies are not about people who came to our country illegally but have otherwise been peaceful and productive members of society. Their express purpose is to shelter aliens whom local law enforcement has already arrested for other crimes. This is neither lawful nor sensible.”
This is about protecting people who are not just here illegally but are wanted for breaking other laws while in the US.
This ought to be a no-brainer. Neither you nor I nor anyone here legally can commit a crime and be set free. Foreign visitors here for business or pleasure do not have that right either. Only criminal aliens, thanks to Democrat mayors and governors, get this special exemption from the laws that apply to the rest of us.
The DOJ’s lawsuits are targeting specific states, counties, or cities who have passed laws or ordinances they believe specifically interfere with the constitutional duty of the Federal government concerning border enforcement and illegal immigration.
The odds that one or more of these find their way to the Supreme Court are probably excellent.
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