Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is wasting no time in challenging both federal authority and jurisdiction over immigration as well as “federal” control over the dispensation of “federal” grants. On Monday the open borders globalist promised to fight back in the face of a warning from Attorney General Jeff Sessions that sanctuary cities will be denied grant funding, beginning immediately.
Of course it can be assumed that the Democrats, through globalist anti-American Hussein Obama, have already prepositioned a few liberal agitators in black robes in key positions around the country. They stand at the ready to fill in their name card as Attorney General or Director of OMB as needed. If judicial hacks can self-declare the powers of the presidency, what’s the big deal of impersonating a lowly AG or other cabinet official?
Garcetti isn’t a lawyer so maybe he’s unfamiliar with Obama’s favorite door mat, the United States Constitution, when he describes the sanctions to be taken against lawbreaking sanctuary jurisdictions as being unconstitutional. They are entirely within the rights of the Department of Justice and the mandated responsibility for immigration and the national defense as outlined in the Constitution. If anything, the DOJ is being too lenient in not locking up Garcetti and his comrades in jail for their betrayal of their oaths and the damage they are inflicting upon the nation and the citizens of California’s largest city.
Globalist Garcetti, who is a product of a London and Columbia education, repeated the same lie we’ve heard a million times before, that permitting illegals to roam free in sanctuary zones and refusing to enforce the law makes everybody safer. He said, “Slashing funds for first-responders, for our port and airport, for counterterrorism, crime-fighting and community-building serves no one — not this city, not the federal government, not the American people. We will fight to protect the safety and dignity of all Angelenos, and we will work closely with our representatives in Congress to make sure that Los Angeles does not go without federal resources that help protect millions of people every day.” Garcetti’s the one breaking the law to protect law breakers through sanctuary policies. He can’t shift that blame anywhere else with any credibility and the liberals in Congress are in the minority. He’s playing a very weak hand – looks like a pair of ducks.
This is not a fight that President Trump or Attorney General Sessions are going to back down from. It was a fundamental part of the campaign and it will be a fundamental part of his administration. Eric Holder is on retainer by the State of California, and he may file a harassment lawsuit but the law is on the side of the administration. The requirements are clearly within the purview of the DOJ and executive branch. It wasn’t long ago that Arizona was rebuked by the Supreme Court over their SB 1070 and told, at the urging of the Obama regime, that states cannot dictate or engage in unilateral federal immigration law enforcement. That determination is no less valid today than it was when it was first handed down.
The city of Los Angeles risks losing the $1.8 million Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, for starters, and many others, funding which fights criminal gang activity. Not only is Garcetti inviting criminal illegal alien gang members to make Los Angeles their sanctuary and home, protecting them from being deported back to their home countries, he’s now sending crime fighting money that Los Angeles would have received to other communities. How is this a fight worth having? Only from the position that the invasion of America and the open borders globalist agenda is more precious than the lives and the quality of life of its citizens.
The city also was awarded $1 million last year from the Justice Department to be put toward a $69 million program to equip all police officers in the field with body cameras. They might want to save part of it for gas money.
In January Garcetti indicated one of the tactics they will likely pursue in their attempt to maintain their sanctuary status, that of arguing technicalities under Tenth Amendment protection. He said, “You can take away funding for a specific program if you don’t adhere to specific requirements of that program, but we don’t have funding that is for the cooperation of our immigration federal officials and our local officials.”
You’re right Garcetti, you don’t. Add that to the list of funding you’re not going to have.
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