Sanctuary cities. They are nothing short of a travesty. And it looks like this Obama legacy is fighting hard to stay relevant.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked all sanctuary cities to abide by the federal laws as prescribed, or the loss of federal funding would be imminent. Sanctuary city mayors all across the country have decided to snub their nose at this recommendation, leading to unnecessary friction.
Law enforcement all over the country are infuriated that they are not able to do their jobs, and one Massachusetts sheriff has recommend that those leaders of sanctuary cities who refuse to assist the federal government be arrested, alongside their fellow illegal aliens.
From CBS Boston:
A Massachusetts law enforcement official testifying before Congress on Tuesday called for leaders of sanctuary cities to be arrested.
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson told the House Subcommittee on Illegal Immigration that sanctuary cities “have become magnets for illegal aliens, some of which have violent criminal records.”
“If these sanctuary cities are going to harbor and conceal criminal illegal aliens from ICE, which is in direct violation of Title 8 of the U.S. Code, federal arrest warrants should be issued for their elected officials,” Hodgson said. “Our citizens would be safer if we never stopped enforcing immigration law and if we never formed or turned a blind eye toward sanctuary cities.”
You can watch his testimony here:
Sheriff Hodgson made sure to give a strong example of leaders undermining the role of ICE and law enforcement:
He also took aim at a Massachusetts legislator who passed along rumors of a planned ICE raid in Brockton on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Rep. Michelle DuBois, D-Brockton, warned her constituents in a Facebook post “if you are undocumented don’t go out on the street. If there is a knock on the door of your house and you don’t know who it is, don’t open the door.”
Hodgson called her actions “outrageous.”
“This is the most outrageous, outrageous example of what is going on across the United States that is undermining my job and every other law enforcement officer in the United States,” he said.
State Representative Michelle DuBois
Why in the world do elected officials believe that ignoring the law is ok? Does this mean that any law she has voted for should be ignored, simply because we don’t like them? We could play these mind games with Democrats all day, but unfortunately, they wouldn’t understand the irony.
What do you think? Does this sheriff have the right idea in holding those accountable who are aiding and embedding illegal immigrants?
Source: CBS Boston