Recall that the DOJ, Department of Homeland Security and ICE have all indicated that the Trump administration is in the midst of a serious crackdown on sanctuary cities.
In addition to stepping up raids in those cities, ICE Director Tom Homan told Fox News recently that the next step is to begin ‘charging some of these politicians with crimes’.
And that means arrest and potential conviction for violating federal law.
Now Mayor of LA, Democrat Eric Garcetti is daring ICE by poking his finger in their eye: “[I’m] not scared at all [about such a] weak and pathetic move.”
That’s fine by us. Garcetti will probably look good in orange.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
Democratic Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said he is “not scared at all” about the Department of Justice considering charges against local officials in sanctuary cities, calling it a “weak and pathetic move.”
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen recently told a Senate committee hearing that DOJ is “reviewing what avenues might be available” to charge local officials who do not fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
“The context of this is, of course, not only putting my [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] officers at risk, but also finding an efficient and effective way to enforce our immigration laws,” she said.
During an interview with Fox News, Acting ICE Director Tom Homan recently said, “We’ve got to take [sanctuary cities] to court, and we’ve got to start charging some of these politicians with crimes.”
PJM asked Garcetti if he is worried about potentially facing federal charges.