The Trump administration made it clear they will enforce America’s immigration laws.
Yet across the country, sanctuary cities and towns continue to flout those laws.
But that may all be about to change after Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent announcement.
The Washington Times writes:
Speaking at the White House, Mr. Sessions said his department is preparing to dole out more than $4 billion in funds this year, but will try prevent any of it from going to sanctuaries.
“Countless Americans would be alive today … if these policies of sanctuary cities were ended,” Mr. Sessions said.
He said he’s carrying out a policy laid out by the Obama administration last year, which identified three grant programs — the COPS grants, Byrne grants and State Criminal Alien Assistance Program money — that already require sanctuary certification.
The Obama administration didn’t end up enforcing that policy, but Mr. Sessions said he’ll begin.
Sanctuaries are jurisdictions that thwart federal immigration agents’ efforts to deport illegal immigrants, usually be refusing to comply with detainer requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The announcement was made during the White House Press Briefing on Monday.
WATCH: Attorney General Jeff Sessions takes aim at “sanctuary cities” during White House press briefing https://t.co/OWS5uX0juw
Mr. Sessions spoke at length of the problem of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants but said the policy announcement was merely reiterating an Obama administration stance adopted last year. “This policy is entirely consistent with…guidance issued last summer,” he said.
It comes as Maryland is weighing whether to adopt a “sanctuary” stance statewide, and as some cities double down on their commitment to resist more aggressive immigration enforcement during Mr. Trump’s presidency.
“I strongly urge our nation’s states, cities and counties to consider carefully the harm they are doing to their citizens and to rethink their policies,” Mr. Sessions said. “We have simply got to end this policy.”
New laws aren’t required to begin addressing America’s immigration problems.
As the administration points out, the laws and policies are already on the books.
The only difference is, the Trump White House is planning to actually enforce the law.
I have worked for 30+ years and have only just begun receiving SS/Medicare
payments. I would like to believe that I have “somewhat” more right to these
payments than an illegal alien whose only accomplishment is managing to
sneak across the border into the U. S.
How about it, other retirees?
The Immigration Act passed in 1986 makes all such behavior a crime and Trump may need to set an example by putting the individuals supporting the illegal-alien sanctuary in prison. Notice these sanctuaries are democrap-run municipalities or states and having lost a large portion of the black vote to Trump in November, are now pandering to the ‘soon-to-be-voting’ illegal aliens.
It is jail time for any State Governor, Mayor, Sheriff, or Police Officer who refuses to comply with our immigration laws. They are aiding and abetting criminals.
They are just as responsible for any crime that a illegal committs after that have refused to them over to ICE.
Seniors who have worked hard for many years and on SSI have not gotten a raise in their pay for the past three years. Yet, it seems everyone else seems to be getting money, food, housing, etc. for doing absolutely nothing. When people want free money the first ones they go to is retired seniors. We need to get rid of the sanctuary city crap and let people live in a manner they worked and planned for their retirement and enjoy life a little.