Homeland Security has asked Federal Prosecutors to look into the possibility of arresting and charging Sanctuary City leaders with criminal violations. This was uncovered today in Congressional Hearings today.
From the Washington Times:
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts.
“The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Her confirmation came after California’s new sanctuary law went into effect Jan. 1, severely restricting cooperation the state or any of its localities could offer.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan says those policies put his officers and local communities at more risk because they have to arrest illegal immigrants out in the community.
Mr. Homan told The Washington Times last July that he wanted to see local officials charged as complicit in human smuggling if they shielded illegal immigrants through sanctuary policies.
Sanctuary cities and states are responsible for increased crime in their areas due to their refusing to refer illegals to ICE for deportation. Instead, they release criminals back onto the streets where they commit more crimes.
In California, would it not be nice to “perp walks” into Federal Court Houses, including Mayors, City Councils, County Officials, State Government Officials, and Gov Jerry Brown?
All I can say is, “GO DHS and DOJ”. Start arresting them now!