Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed this week that her department is investigating whether they can bring criminal charges against mayors and leaders of sanctuary cities and states for defying federal law, adding that the DOJ is “reviewing what avenues may be available.”
“The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
According to the Washington Times, the announcement comes just days after California’s new “sanctuary state” law makes it nearly impossible for federal investigators and prosecutors to interact with illegal immigrants and other undocumented individuals throughout the nation’s most populous state.
The DHS Director was speaking with Senators this week over a host of issues, including the Trump administration’s push on immigration reform; adding that “everyone in the room” -not President Trump- was using “general profanity” in discussing DACA and funding President Trump’s promised border wall.
“What I was struck with, frankly as I’m sure you were as well, was the general profanity that was used in the room by almost everyone,” she added.
HANNITY: San Francisco's Sanctuary City Laws KILLED Kate Steinle
Speaking during his opening monologue on ‘Hannity’ Thursday night, Sean ripped the recent acquittal of the illegal immigrant who killed Kate Steinle in San Francisco; saying sanctuary city laws were directly responsible for the young woman’s murder.
“Sad, breaking news in the Kate Steinle murder case. The illegal immigrant, Garcia Zarate, who killed Kate Steinle on that pier in San Francisco, was acquitted just a short-time ago of murder and manslaughter charges,” said Hannity.
“Before he shot Steinle, he was released from a San Francisco jail despite a federal request that he be held for his sixth deportation,” he added. “He already had seven prior felony convictions. Let me tell you something the mainstream media will never tell you: It was San Francisco’s sanctuary city policies that killed Kate Steinle.”
“They did not obey the law. They followed these ridiculous liberal policies. Because of their stupidity, they’re ‘form of justice’ and caring more about the rights of illegal convicted felons, tonight Kate Steinle is dead and her family has received no justice,” said Sean.
“Tonight, America has to ask a very important question. Tell us what good comes out of a sanctuary city law?” he asked. “People that never respected our laws and our sovereignty come into our country again, and again, and again.”
Watch Hannity’s opening monologue above.
HANNITY: Democrats Desperately FLIP-FLOPPING on Immigration
Speaking during his opening monologue on ‘Hannity’ Tuesday night, Sean unloaded on the hypocritical Democrats and their blatant flip-flopping on immigration; saying the liberal lawmakers simply oppose whatever President Trump proposes to secure the southern border.
“In what is almost an unprecedented move, President Trump invited lawmakers to the White House today and pealed back the curtains by actually allowing TV cameras into the room to capture their debate on immigration,” said Sean.
“Remember, this is the same President that the media and every Democrat has been telling you for days, for weeks, and in some cases for months is absolutely crazy,” he added. “After the President’s remarks, the Democrats quickly moved to their debate. All they care about is amnesty and DACA.”
“When it comes to the Democrats, they are massive hypocrites. They’re being exposed as nothing but political opportunists on the issue of immigration,” Hannity said. “I guess now that it’s politically expedient for the Democratic party to oppose the policies they were passionately supporting in mass.”
“Here’s what this tell us: The Democratic party and their opposition to what President Trump is asking for is nothing but a total farce,” he added.
Watch Sean’s opening monologue above.