DHS: Sanctuary city leaders should face criminal charges
The Department of Homeland Security has asked federal prosecutors to charge leaders of sanctuary cities who refuse to work Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and refuse to follow the law. The Trump administration has promised to crack down on illegal immigration and cracking down on city leaders who knowingly harbor illegal immigrants and deliberately ignore federal laws would be a big step.
The Department of Homeland Security has asked federal prosecutors to examine the possibility of bringing criminal charges against leaders of so-called sanctuary cities, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told lawmakers Tuesday.
“The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee. The secretary added that sanctuary policies were “putting my [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] officers at risk.”
Earlier this month, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) told Fox News’ “Your World with Neil Cavuto” that politicians should be held “personally accountable” for crimes committed by illegal immigrants.
“We’ve got to start charging some of these politicians with crimes,” Tom Homan said in the Jan. 2 appearance.
These city leaders are putting illegal immigrants’ interests ahead of American citizens’ safety! It’s time to put America first, enforce our immigration laws and it’s good to see the Trump Administration getting tough with cities who obstruct enforcement efforts.