Issues, States

Sessions Fires at Sanctuary Cities Again: No Funding. Period.

Two days after the state of Mexifornia joined the cities of San Francisco and Chicago in suing the federal government over sanctuary city funding, Attorney General Jeff Sessions came out firing.

At a presser in Miami, Sessions pointed out that no city is entitled to federal dollars. Getting taxpayer money means, at minimum, you must comply with federal law.

Lauding Miami-Dade’s recent decision to comply with immigration regs, Sessions pointed out rightly, “So to all ‘sanctuary’ jurisdictions across the country, I say this: Miami-Dade is doing it, and so can you.”

Indeed, this isn’t really about federal funds for cities like Chicago and SanFran.

It’s about a political ideology that sees no need for borders and simultaneously wants to grant amnesty to more would-be Democrat voters.

What’s worse, sanctuary supporters stand athwart 80 percent of American voters who agree that local authorities should comply with federal immigration law.

Here’s more from Daily Signal…

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday that a sanctuary city is a “trafficker, smuggler, or predator’s best friend,” specifically taking a whack at Chicago, the first sanctuary city to sue the Justice Department for withholding federal grants.

Sessions heralded Miami-Dade County, the first jurisdiction to reverse its sanctuary policy after President Donald Trump took office, as an example of how localities can work with federal officials who enforce immigration law.

“I know that Miami-Dade will be an example of the good that comes from following the law. We have already seen that: The same Independence Day weekend when Chicago suffered more than 100 shootings and 15 homicides, Miami-Dade also had a historic number of shooting deaths—zero,” Sessions said during his remarks at PortMiami.

Sanctuary cities endanger not only their own citizens and police but federal immigration officers, Sessions said, yet “have the gall to feign outrage when their police departments lose federal funds as a direct result of their malfeasance.”

Sanctuary cities are municipalities that opt against working with federal law enforcement on applying immigration law to illegal immigrants.

“So to all ‘sanctuary’ jurisdictions across the country, I say this: Miami-Dade is doing it, and so can you,” Sessions said, adding:

Work with us to enforce a lawful immigration system that keeps us safe and serves our national interest. The Department of Justice will not concede a single block or street corner in the United States to lawlessness or crime. Nor will we tolerate the loss of innocent life because a handful of jurisdictions believe that they are above the law.


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