Sanctuary cities and states have been having it their own way but they are about have a major reversal of fortune. If you love the sound of liberals howling, you are in luck, because starting tonight or tomorrow you will be treated to plenty of them. AG Jeff Sessions has sent questionnaires to all of the major sanctuary areas asking them how they are going about fulfilling their duty on illegal aliens. In the letter Sessions demands information and compliance with federal law. I’m sure there will be lawsuits to follow and some liberal judge will rule in their favor. The justices in the Supreme Court are losing patience with some of these lower courts who rule by ideology and not by the law.
By February 23, these accused sanctuary jurisdictions are commanded to send the Justice Department:
All documents reflecting any orders, directives, instructions, or guidance to your law enforcement employees (including, but not limited to, police officers, correctional officers, and contract employees), whether formal or informal, that were distributed, produced, and/or in effect during the relevant timeframe, regarding whether and how these employees may, or may not, communicate with the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, and/or Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or their agents, whether directly or indirectly.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement accompanying the letters’ dispatch:
I continue to urge all jurisdictions under review to reconsider policies that place the safety of their communities and their residents at risk. Protecting criminal aliens from federal immigration authorities defies common sense and undermines the rule of law. We have seen too many examples of the threat to public safety represented by jurisdictions that actively thwart the federal government’s immigration enforcement—enough is enough.
This has been an ongoing feud ever since President Trump took office. Sessions has two choices he can put into play if the sanctuary districts fail to reply or without both information and compliance. He can cut their funds or he can bring federal charges against them for harboring illegal aliens or even for human trafficking.
You make the popcorn and I’ll do the beer run.