While Attorney General Sessions and President Trump have had their well-publicized differences, there is no question that Mr. Sessions is an effective warrior in the battle to get control of our borders and enforce the nation’s immigration laws. He’s on a mission, and the results are already being felt.
One way to get politicians’ attention is to interrupt their flow of money. There are few people more depressed than elected officials who just ran out of other people’s money to spend. It’s a disaster on par with being called to account for their decisions and conduct. We exaggerate a bit, as there are many conscientious public servants who are worthy of our support. However, we do not exaggerate when we claim they are hard to find in sanctuary cities.
Attorney General Sessions just ruined the day for a lot of leftist politicians when he announced that before $380 million in grants would be released to sanctuary cities, they must agree to cooperate with and help Immigration and Customs Enforcement as well as the Department of Homeland Security apprehend illegal aliens within their jurisdictions. No compliance equals no money.
“A Department of Justice official told reporters that recipients of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program for fiscal year 2017 will have to comply with a law that mandates the sharing of immigration information to federal officials. It would also permit Department of Homeland Security officials access to detention facilities to meet with immigrants and notify DHS 48 hours prior to release of an immigrant that DHS wants to detain.
“Around $380 million is given by the federal government to local, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies through this grant.”
Our attorney general is not playing games. He is serious about federal immigration laws, and those who obstruct their enforcement will pay a price.
“‘So-called “sanctuary” policies make all of us less safe because they intentionally undermine our laws and protect illegal aliens who have committed crimes,’ Sessions said in a statement. ‘These policies also encourage illegal immigration and even human trafficking by perpetuating the lie that in certain cities, illegal aliens can live outside the law. This can have tragic consequences, like the 10 deaths we saw in San Antonio this weekend. As part of accomplishing the Department of Justice’s top priority of reducing violent crime, we must encourage these “sanctuary” jurisdictions to change their policies and partner with federal law enforcement to remove criminals.'”
This makes so much sense that one almost feels compelled to share with with everyone we know.
The liberals will scream because this hits directly at their effort to import at least one million illegals who can then be converted to U.S. citizens who can then be expected to show their appreciation by voting for Democrats. Hence, the sanctuary city movement, as has been noted on this site before, is simply a thinly-disguised effort to create new Democratic voters.
The problem is that a portion of these illegal immigrants are dangerous and violent criminals. And of course, all of them are criminals in the sense that they broke our nation’s immigration laws to enter the country instead of following the procedures for doing so as provided by law.
It is encouraging to see Attorney General Sessions making progress in dismantling the dangerous policies of the failed Obama administration as he seeks to enforce our nation’s laws.
Source: Daily Caller