Thomas Hodgson, sheriff of Bristol County in Massachusetts, spoke with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam on Wednesday and there is no mistaking where he is on the sanctuary city debate. Hodgson said that any city police chief or county sheriff who refuse to turn in illegal aliens and are in defiance of the law and must be arrested on obstruction charges I presume. Anyone who shields or tries to give shelter to illegal aliens are in violation of the law.
Hodgson argued that if “sanctuary cities are going to harbor and conceal criminal illegal aliens from ICE [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement], which is in direct violation of Title 8 of the U.S. Code, federal arrest warrants should be issued for their elected officials.”
“It is a felony under federal law for anyone to harbor or conceal someone they know to be in the country illegally. And in the instances of sanctuary cities, we have mayors who are saying, ‘Look, we’re not going to allow our law enforcement people to notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement if they have someone that they know to be illegal in their custody.’”
“This is all about following our laws, and we can’t have elected officials in this country saying that they’re going to be exempt from any consequences and they’re going to choose what laws they want to follow. That can’t happen in America. What we need to do is send a clear message. If these elected officials are going to say, ‘Okay, I’m going to defy federal law,’ and their leadership positions are going to encourage that kind of thing, they need to be, absolutely, issued arrest warrants.”
Hodgson is exactly right. As long as there is no penalty for breaking the law, everyone will do it. Start tossing their liberal cupcake butts in jail and they may see the light, or at least feel the heat. Once tried, they must get actual prison time and not at some country club prison and make sure to put them in general population.