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Sessions to Sanctuary Cities: “Comply with immigration officials or lose funding”

The Washington Post reported

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday threatened to strip some “sanctuary cities” of coveted Justice Department grants for state and local law enforcement, saying those places that did not comply with a particular federal law on immigration would not be eligible for money”

Now, this comes after Trump’s executive order in January that gave Sessions the ability to impose sanctions on any of these cities that don’t hand over their illegal aliens.

Sessions had this to say

“I urge our nation’s states and cities to consider carefully the harm they are doing to their citizens by refusing to enforce our immigration laws, and to rethink these policies,” Sessions said from the White House. “Such policies make their cities and states less safe, and put them at risk of losing valuable federal dollars.”

My first issue with Sanctuary cities is the fact it violates federal law.

8 U.S. Code 1324 states this:

 Any person who—
(i) knowing that a person is an alien, brings to or attempts to bring to the United States in any manner whatsoever such person at a place other than a designated port of entry or place other than as designated by the Commissioner, regardless of whether such alien has received prior official authorization to come to, enter, or reside in the United States and regardless of any future official action which may be taken with respect to such alien;
(ii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, transports, or moves or attempts to transport or move such alien within the United States by means of transportation or otherwise, in furtherance of such violation of law;
(iii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation;
(iv) encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law; or
(v)
(I) engages in any conspiracy to commit any of the preceding acts, or
(II) aids or abets the commission of any of the preceding acts,
shall be punished as provided in subparagraph (B).
(B) A person who violates subparagraph (A) shall, for each alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs—
(i) in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(i) or (v)(I) or in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(ii), (iii), or (iv) in which the offense was done for the purpose of commercial advantage or private financial gain, be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both;
(ii) in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(ii), (iii), (iv), or (v)(II), be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both;
(iii) in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v) during and in relation to which the person causes serious bodily injury (as defined in section 1365 of title 18) to, or places in jeopardy the life of, any person, be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both; and
(iv) in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v) resulting in the death of any person, be punished by death or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, fined under title 18, or both.

Sanctuary cities break every rule mentioned above. They knowingly harbor and allow funds to be attributed to people they know are illegal aliens.

All of these cities should begin to comply with Jeff Sessions. A recent Harvard poll showed that 80% of Americans are for the deporting of immigrants who have been arrested. We have seen on numerous occasions people who were convicted of violent crimes being released and after their release committing crimes again.

A recent Harvard poll showed that 80% of Americans are for the deporting of immigrants who have been arrested. People are tired of seeing their hard-earned tax dollars go to helping people who shouldn’t be here in the first place. Especially the ones who are committing crimes.

We have seen on numerous occasions people who were convicted of violent crimes being released and after their release committing crimes again.

The biggest case of this was found in Texas. Between January 25 and February 3 3,206 illegal aliens that had committed crimes were released. Numbers like these are troubling. These people are clearly violent and should not be allowed to step foot on American soil again.

Numbers like these are troubling.

Sanctuary cities are a breeding ground for crime. It promotes the harboring of violent offenders and makes it seem like it is okay to have complete disregard for ICE officials.

The message from Sessions is clear: Begin to clean up your act or lose funding.

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