Senators Thom Tillis, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Grassley and others introduced new legislation Tuesday that would allow the victims of crimes committed by illegal immigrants to sue their local governments due to their controversial ‘Sanctuary City’ guidelines.
“Earlier this month, the Mecklenburg County (NC) Sheriff’s Office refused to notify ICE and comply with a lawful detainer request when it released a dangerous illegal immigrant from county jail who was charged with multiple domestic violence charges for strangling a woman and threatening to kill her. This was only one of more than 20 troubling instances this year of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office releasing potentially dangerous individuals after refusing to comply with detainer requests. The reckless sanctuary policy prompted criticism from the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina,” reports the Daily Caller.
“It’s disturbing to see sheriffs across North Carolina establish sanctuary jurisdictions, releasing dangerous individuals back into communities while refusing to notify federal immigration officials,” said a statement from Tillis’ office. “If politicians want to prioritize reckless sanctuary policies over public safety, they should also be willing to provide just compensation for the victims.”
“A good piece of legislation that is long overdue,” added Senator Lindsey Graham. “There must be consequences for governments and entities that gamble with public safety, refuse to work with federal officials, and refuse to deal with felons here illegally. This legislation empowers individuals who are the victims of these entities and governments’ poor decisions.”
Liberal leaders across the USA have embraced ‘Sanctuary City’ policies following President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration. The entire state of California declared themselves a ‘Sanctuary’ in recent months; encouraging migrants to illegally enter the country.
Read the full report at the Daily Caller.
BREAKING NOW: Trump Confirms DHS ‘Strongly Considering’ Placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities
President Trump doubled-down on his administration’s tough stance towards illegal immigration Friday; confirming the White House was “strongly considering placing illegal immigrants in Sanctuary Cities.”
“Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities. Only the Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy – so this should make them very happy!” Trump posted on social media.
….The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy – so this should make them very happy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
The move comes weeks after the President declared a “national emergency” along the US-Mexico border; effectively bypassing Congress to secure funding for his long-promised border wall.
BREAKING: Federal Court Says Trump’s Fight Against ‘Sanctuary Cities’ is UNCONSTITUTIONAL
A United States Appeals Court ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration’s efforts to cut-off federal funding from ‘Sanctuary Cities’ was unconstitutional; saying the executive branch can’t withhold money from towns that refuse to follow immigration guidelines.
According to Fox News, the court’s 2-1 decision claimed the President could only cease federal funds through “congressional authorization.”
“Absent congressional authorization, the administration may not redistribute or withhold properly appropriated funds in order to effectuate its own policy goals,” Chief Judge Sidney Thomas wrote for the majority.
The President’s fight against the Sanctuary Cities was held-up in court last November when a District Judge permanently blocked the proposal; claiming Trump “didn’t have the authority” to punish municipalities that bucked his immigration guidelines.
“A federal judge also ruled last Friday that the U.S. Justice Department cannot withhold grants from Chicago because it was providing sanctuary to immigrants,” writes Fox.
Read the full story at Fox News.