Attorney General Barr Goes After Sanctuary Jurisdictions For Illegals

All I have to say is “it’s about time”

Barr announces sweeping new sanctions, ‘significant escalation’ against left-wing sanctuary cities

Charging that so-called “sanctuary” cities that protect illegal immigrants are jeopardizing domestic security, Attorney General Bill Barr announced a slew of additional sanctions that he called a “significant escalation” against left-wing local and state governments that obstruct the “lawful functioning of our nation’s immigration system.”

Speaking at the National Sheriff’s Association 2020 Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington, D.C., Barr said the Justice Department would immediately file multiple lawsuits against sanctuary jurisdictions for unconstitutionally interfering with federal immigration enforcement, and implement unprecedented national reviews of left-wing sanctuary governments and prosecutors.

“Let us state the reality upfront and as clearly as possible,” Barr began. “When we are talking about sanctuary cities, we are talking about policies that are designed to allow criminal aliens to escape. These policies are not about people who came to our country illegally but have otherwise been peaceful and productive members of society.  Their express purpose is to shelter aliens whom local law enforcement has already arrested for other crimes.  This is neither lawful nor sensible.”

The DOJ has now filed a federal complaint against the State of New Jersey seeking declaratory and injunctive relief “against its laws that forbid state and local law enforcement from sharing vital information about criminal aliens with DHS,” Barr said.

Additionally, “we are filing a complaint seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against King County, Washington, for the policy … that forbids DHS from deporting aliens from the United States using King County International Airport,” Barr said.

He won’t be stopping there

“Further, we are reviewing the practices, policies, and laws of other jurisdictions across the country.  This includes assessing whether jurisdictions are complying with our criminal laws, in particular the criminal statute that prohibits the harboring or shielding of aliens in the United States,” Barr added, noting that the DOJ would support DHS with “federal subpoenas to access information about criminal aliens in the custody of uncooperative jurisdictions.”

But, wait, there’s more!

And, Barr said, “we are meticulously reviewing the actions of certain district attorneys who have adopted policies of charging foreign nationals with lesser offenses for the express purpose of avoiding the federal immigration consequences of those nationals’ criminal conduct.  In pursuing their personal ambitions and misguided notions of equal justice, these district attorneys are systematically violating the rule of law and may even be unlawfully discriminating against American citizens.”

That last is a reference to #3 on his 3 tier initiative, which is

  • Implementing unprecedented reviews.
  • Civil lawsuits seeking to overturn policies.
  • Possible criminal charges against officials.

Federal law is very clear on the penalties for protecting illegal aliens. Time to enforce them.

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9 Responses to “Attorney General Barr Goes After Sanctuary Jurisdictions For Illegals”

  1. rodney stanton says:

    Had we done this 19 years ago many Americans would still be alive. A famous girl was killed at Pier 39 in Frisco about 10 years ago by a criminal alien. Her name escapes me but it was a hot item for conservatives years back! Frisco has been such a city for decades!

  2. I like the tactic of removing every resident of New York from the trusted travelers programs by DHS. It’s not really a punishment since the only consequence is waiting in longer lines… just like everyone else.

  3. Kye says:

    Her name was Kate Steinle who in 2015 was murdered by a 5 times deported criminal illegal alien who picked up a gun “stolen” from a Bureau of Land Management agent’s personal car while he went to dinner with his family.

    Why a BLM agent needs a Sig is beyond me. I guess so he can be pressed into service to murder civilians when the Bolsheviks rise up.

    Steinle’s father being a dutiful brainwashed San Fran leftist blamed not the unprofessional Agent, not the murdering illegal Mexican pig but of course, The Gun. He has been calling for more “gun control” ever since. They don’t make them any dumber and less self aware than in Cali.

    Trump 2020 Make the leftist cry again.

    • John says:

      Lol another American who hates all those who disagree with him politically
      Putin knows that democracy can be defeated by sowing division amongst the citizens

      • Kye says:

        Who “hates” everybody who disgaress with him? Because I’ve watched 3 fukin’ years of leftists bitchin’, screamin, attacking and impeaching anyone who disagrees with them so you need to be more specific. And if division is being sown among citizens it’s because of the racial, sexual and cultural divide the left and their Bolsheviks in academia and the fake news media created it. You Reds keep projecting your own hate on everyone else forcing others to choose Freedom or subjugation. Who do you think invented hate speech? Hate laws? PC? Why you’re just a lying, dog-faced pony soldier to quote one of your great love-filled leaders.

        Trump 2020 Throw out the lying, dog-faced pony soldiers on the left.

  4. John says:

    State’s have no obligation under our Constitution to enforce Federal Lars
    Case in point ! Pot laws

    • david7134 says:

      John,
      Where is pot mentioned in the Constitution? Or for that matter were is it mentioned that the government can restrict our access to drugs? You do realize that if it is not mentioned in the document, then we retain that right. But progressives have used other aspect of the Constitution to deny our freedom. Why do progressives consistently take our freedom?

    • Kye says:

      Where do you come up with this nonsense? As a state they have the duty to enforce the laws of the land. The last time states decided to not enforce federal law you guys were trying to keep your Negroes in colored only areas. Remember how that worked out?

      And just because the feds let potheads get away with something does not mean nobody needs to enforce any federal law. It’s time to send in the US Marshals, arrest the politicians involved for dereliction of duty and hold new elections to replace them. Force some of these clowns to go bankrupt defending themselves like they do to Republicans.

      The left keeps saying “nobody’s above the law” but they keep flaunting laws they don’t like proving once again they’re nothing but lying dog-faced pony soldiers.

      Trump 2020 Finish taking out the garbage.

    • Jl says:

      So John-why wouldn’t you those here in the country illegally apprehended?

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