U.S. Attorney General Warns About Tougher Measures Against ‘Sanctuary’ Cities

The latest legitimate polls are revealing that Democratic Party lawmakers and officials are highly vulnerable on issues regarding their support for open borders and more benefits for illegal aliens. On Monday, President Donald Trump’s Attorney General Bill Barr announced tough new measures against urban Democratic bastions, so-called “sanctuary” cities, that regularly ignore or defy federal laws with regard to illegal immigration and even criminal aliens.

“After an abysmal loss for the Democratic Party in their attempt to terminate Trump’s service as U.S. President and Commander in Chief, now the sharp-tongued Democrats are finding they are not scoring points with their love for criminal aliens. In fact, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi finds violent gangs such as MS-13 to be far superior than President Trump and the ‘deplorables’ who are making it difficult to bringing about the socialization and globalization of the USA,” said Brandon Peterson, a former big city police detective.

U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr revealed his good news at the latest National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) conference held in Washington, D.C. on Monday. NSA is the nation’s largest organization representing county sheriffs throughout the United States.

According to Barr’s statement, “The [justice] department is filing a complaint in [federal court] against the State of New Jersey seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against its laws that forbid state and local law enforcement from sharing vital information about criminal aliens with Department of Homeland Security [and its agencies that enforce border security, immigration laws, anti-criminal alien gang operations, and human trafficking.”

“Further, we are reviewing the practices, policies, and laws of other jurisdictions across the country.  This includes assessing whether jurisdictions are complying with our criminal laws, in particular the criminal statute that prohibits the harboring or shielding of aliens in the United States,” Barr said during his NSA presentation and his written statement sent to the National Association of Chiefs of Police board member and Conservative Base editor, Jim Kouri.

He also said, “We are meticulously reviewing the actions of certain district attorneys who have adopted policies of charging foreign nationals with lesser offenses for the express purpose of avoiding the federal immigration consequences of those nationals’ criminal conduct.  In pursuing their personal ambitions and misguided notions of equal justice, these district attorneys are systematically and may even be unlawfully discriminating against American citizens.”

Most sheriffs in Virginia are refusing to confiscate guns from law-abiding citizens. In addition, black Americans are increasingly becoming career cops, military members, intelligence officers and first-responders.

Although Attorney General Barr made no mention of his name, it’s a documented fact that multi-billionaire George Soros, a radical leftist, has been, and continues to be, active in financing and supporting far-left state attorneys general, as well as local and county district attorneys.

During his speech before America’s sheriffs, Barr mentioned jurisdictions led by so-called “progressive” politicians are jeopardizing the public’s safety by protecting the lives and the interests of criminal aliens before the rights and protective services of law-abiding citizens.

“They have put in place policies and laws designed to thwart the ability of federal officers to take custody of these criminals and thereby help them escape back into the community.  They often proudly brand their jurisdictions as “sanctuaries,” and package their obstructive policies in idealistic and misleading rhetoric about ‘protecting the immigrant community,’” Barr said.

“Under President Trump’s leadership, we have taken concrete steps to combat the dangerous and unlawful policies of so-called ‘sanctuary’ jurisdictions.  This evening, I will be announcing a set of additional actions that the Department of Justice is taking to protect the American people by ensuring the proper and lawful functioning of our nation’s federal immigration system.

Let us state the reality upfront and as clearly as possible: When we are talking about sanctuary cities, we are talking about policies that are designed to allow criminal aliens to escape.  These policies are not about people who came to our country illegally but have otherwise been peaceful and productive members of society.  Their express purpose is to shelter aliens whom local law enforcement has already arrested for other crimes.  This is neither lawful nor sensible.

It is not lawful because the Constitution vests the federal government with the sole authority to make and enforce immigration law.  For decades, Congress enacted immigration laws authorizing the removal of aliens in the United States who commit certain crimes.  Those laws have been passed by members of both political parties and signed by presidents of both political parties.  For example, in 1996, President Clinton signed into law a federal statute that prohibits restricting information sharing about aliens.

Despite this long bipartisan record, some state and local politicians have developed schemes to prevent DHS both from accessing critical information about criminal aliens and taking physical custody of criminal aliens.  But that is not the proper role of local governments.


NACOP Chiefs of Police - James Kouri

Jim Kouri is a member of the Board of Advisors and a former vice president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in Florida in May 1967. The Association was organized for educational and charitable activities for law enforcement officers in command ranks and supervisory agents of state & federal law enforcement agencies as well as leaders in the private security sector. NACOP also provides funding to small departments, officers and the families of those officers paralyzed and disabled in the line of duty.

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