The Trump Administration recently won a decisive court battle that paves the way to rein in the lawlessness of Sanctuary Cities.
During his tenure as U.S. attorney general, Jeff Sessions implemented policies that required cities and states to cooperate with federal immigration authorities before receiving federal law enforcement grant money.
“So-called ‘sanctuary’ policies make all of us less safe because they intentionally undermine our laws and protect illegal aliens who have committed crimes,” Session said at the time.
Illegal immigration and open borders Democrats did what they have always done to thwart every America First policy — run to a liberal activist posing as a judge to block the measure. But like every futile attempt to “resist and obstruct” the White House, liberal extremists suffered another loss once the case reached a judge that was not appointed by Obama.
The Second U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan overturned the biased lower court decision that ordered the administration to release grant funds to New York City, Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Rhode Island.
“While mindful of the respect owed to our sister circuits, we cannot agree that the federal government must be enjoined from imposing the challenged conditions on the federal grants here at issue,” Judge Reena Raggi wrote, who was appointed to the bench by Pres. George W. Bush. “These conditions help the federal government enforce national immigration laws and policies supported by successive Democratic and Republican administrations. But more to the authorization point, they ensure that applicants satisfy particular statutory grant requirements imposed by Congress and subject to Attorney General oversight.”
Previously, Obama judges had ignored the law in an effort to push the liberal extremist agenda despite the fact it conflicted with federal law and the long-standing authority of the U.S. Justice Department to oversee the application and disbursement of law enforcement grants. Zealots at the left-wing ACLU were outraged at losing yet another court fight that protected foreign criminals and put everyday Americans at risk.
“Over and over, courts have said the Department of Justice doesn’t have authority under governing statutes to impose these conditions,” ACLU attorney Cody Wofsy reportedly said after losing in court. “These conditions are part of the administration’s attempts to bully, cajole, and coerce state and local governments into participating in federal immigration enforcement activities.”
President Donald Trump has been crystal clear that his administration will not tolerate so-called sanctuary cities harboring violent felons from other countries. The policies attached to securing law enforcement grants now call for municipalities to fully cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement retainers to hold criminal aliens already in police custody.
Prior to the 2016 election, the public was kept in the dark about how many criminal migrants were committing rapes, murders, and other violent offenses. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety statistics, from June 1, 2011, through January 31, 2020, “212,000 illegal aliens were charged with more than 337,000 criminal offenses which included arrests for 614 homicide charges; 37,577 assault charges; 6,367 burglary charges; 41,963 drug charges; 504 kidnapping charges; 17,624 theft charges; 26,586 obstructing police charges; 1,848 robbery charges; 4,018 sexual assault charges; 5,295 sexual offense charges; and 3,402 weapon charges.” The national statics are far more troubling.
President Trump has vowed that not one more of America’s sons and daughters should be lost due to sanctuary cities.