It’s always boggled my mind how politicians who turn their cities into Sanctuary Cities can get away with it
After all, aren’t they committing crimes?
Aren’t they telling the Federal Government they will not follow the existing law on the books?
So how does that work?
Well it turns out I’m not the only person who thinks this way.
This article originally ran in 2018 on CBS News, but I just came across it again and thought everyone should see it.
Take a look, from CBS News:
The acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says politicians who run sanctuary cities should be charged with crimes.
Thomas Homan said in an interview Tuesday with Fox News Channel's Neil Cavuto that the Department of Justice needs to file charges against municipalities that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities and deny them funding.
He also says politicians should be held "personally accountable" for crimes committed by people living in the U.S. illegally.
Homan says, "We've got to start charging some of these politicians with crimes."
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has repeatedly vowed to withhold federal money from localities that refuse to give federal immigration authorities access to jails and provide advance notice when someone in the country illegally is about to be released.
California officially became a sanctuary state on Monday, after Governor Jerry Brown signed the law giving the entire state sanctuary status in October. Under the law, police cannot ask people about their immigration status or participate in Homan singled out the state for criticism.
"I think it's terrible–you got the state of California that wants to put politics ahead of public safety, ahead of officer safety. What they have done is forced my officers to arrest dangerous criminals on their turf, in their homes and places of business, rather than arresting them in the safety and security of a county jail," Homan complained. "It's ridiculous to annoyingly and intentionally put law enforcement at risk."
Of Brown, Homan said, "If he thinks he's protecting immigrant communities, he's doing quite the opposite because if he thinks ICE is going away, we're not. There's no sanctuary from federal law enforcement." Further, he vowed, "I'm going to significantly increase our enforcement presence in California -- we're already doing it."
Homan was in the news again this week, when he called Nancy Pelosi "disgusting" for her stance on the Wall and Government Shutdown.
On Fox & Friends Thursday morning, President Donald Trump’s former Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “disgusting” after she asked that the president postpone his State of the Union address until the government shutdown had been resolved.
Co-host Steve Doocy asked Homan, who served as acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from January 2017 to June 2018, to weigh in on the letter Pelosi sent to Trump on Wednesday in which she suggested rescheduling the State of the Union because of “security concerns.”
“What do you say to Nancy Pelosi?” Doocy asked.
“She’s disgusting,” Homan said straight away. The Fox & Friends live audience laughed and clapped in response.
“But why is she?” Doocy followed up. “She is trying to make a political point.”
Homan then said that Pelosi was “scared to death that a president is going to speak straight to the American people more than eight minutes, and explain there is a crisis on the border.”
The former ICE director said the issue wasn’t simply about enforcing the law but “about saving lives.” He said a wall would have prevented the death of two children trying to cross the border.
“If Nancy Pelosi saw what I saw in the three, four years of my career, maybe she’d have a different attitude,” Homan said. “I’ve stood in the back of a tractor trailer surrounded by 19 dead aliens, including a 5-year-old boy who died in his father’s arms because he suffocated to death.
“Because when you entice people to come to this country illegally, because you push sanctuary cities, want to abolish ICE, you don’t want no real enforcement of our border laws, you don’t fix the loopholes like the asylum laws, that entices people to come to this country.”
He also said New York City’s proposal for free medical care and in-state tuition would further incentivize illegal immigration.
“More people come into this country, more people die,” Homan said. “I’ve seen many people die on this journey, so it’s not just about protecting the sovereignty of this country, enforcing laws, it’s about saving lives of a vulnerable population that’s being misled.”