Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Monday that there will be a price to pay for a city or other entity that chooses to become a sanctuary city or state and part of it translates directing into dollars and cents. The federal government will begin withholding potentially billions of dollars from jurisdictions who refuse to honor Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers.
In a speech at the White House, Sessions said that over $4 billion in federal funds will be available this year for grants and that it is their intention for none of that money be distributed to sanctuary jurisdictions. Attorney General Sessions stated, “Countless Americans would be alive today … if these policies of sanctuary cities were ended.” He cautioned, “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. We have simply got to end this policy.”
The announcement was structured in such a manner as to indicate some attempt to counter a potential and threatened legal challenge by sanctuary cities and states. California has contracted for the services of former lawbreaking Attorney General Eric Holder to represent the anti-American interests in their state. Just as the first terrorist travel ban executive order included information that Obama had first identified the seven terrorist nations in an effort to minimize the negative response, the information in this roll out that the policies were initially part of those established under Hussein Obama seem to have been included for similar reasons.
The Obama anti-American forces have an army of corrupt political agitators in black robes who are more than willing to violate an oath to the Constitution they abhor and have dishonestly and falsely sworn to honor and uphold. They will simply rule by judicial dictate, as they have so blatantly done with the two executive terrorist travel bans, daring the President, under threat of impeachment, to exercise his lawful and constitutional authority.
Holder’s going to be “earning” his money soon enough. Once California or another liberal sewer has standing by being able to claim they were harmed by this policy and deprived of funds, the lawsuit will be filed. A request for an injunction will be made and the leftist usurping of executive power carried out. It’s one thing to declare the implementation of legal, common sense policies, it’s quite another to be able to implement them when the judicial branch is so thoroughly corrupted.
Some of the current lawbreaking sanctuary jurisdictions, which are imposing globalist open border policies upon the American people with the ultimate goal of the destruction of this nation, refuse to communicate in any manner with ICE as a political position. Others claim to have concern for their own legal vulnerabilities in holding someone 48 hours while waiting for ICE to take custody. They should consider the risks associated with releasing known criminals back out onto our streets as well. Officials releasing criminals into society who have no legal claim to be in the United States should face criminal prosecution as accessories after the fact for subsequent crimes committed by illegals they order released.
To streamline the process, on Friday, ICE issue a new detainer form intended to replace the hodgepodge of forms that had grown up during the disorganized enforcement mess of Jeh Johnson’s tenure at DHS. The new form allows ICE to demand notification when a likely deportee is about to be released and requests that they be held for 48 hours to allow time for them to be picked up by ICE agents.
Jonathan Thompson, executive director of The National Sheriffs’ Association sounds like an ACLU plant working from the inside, issuing a statement saying, “Until the Department of Justice issues legal guidance confirming the constitutionality of current detainers, sheriffs will remain exposed to legal and ethical ramifications.”
Consider the legal and ethical ramifications of not obeying the law, Thompson, and of not having those federal dollars to help your jurisdictions meet payroll or fuel up the cruisers. Maybe eliminating your position and salary could make up for lost revenue and help them continue to defy the will of the American people and our Constitution.
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