Unbelievable as it may seem, the Obama caliphate has finally done something good for the American people. It could be that they were getting tired of being blamed for crimes that sanctuary cities were responsible for. Cities and states have always enjoyed first detainer. That means they could prosecute illegal aliens before the federal government could take them. Once they are done with them instead of handing them over to ICE, they release them, never to be heard of again until their next arrest.
Loretta Lynch and Barack Obama have announced a change in the way detainer works. Under the new system, ICE would have the right to first detainer, meaning they can be deported without the sanctuary cities having a chance to release them. However, there may be something else to consider. What if the real goal is not to prevent sanctuary cities from releasing illegal aliens but is actually meant to prevent non sanctuary cities from sending them to prison? Obama has released over 100,000 illegal alien criminals back into the general population.
Illegal aliens could be turned over to cities for prosecution of crimes but not unless they are willing to guaranty that the prisoners will then be turned over to the federal government again. This is one Obama policy I will applaud if it turns out not to be a way of releasing more criminal illegal aliens.
We will have to wait and see, but at least we know the next president will use it wisely.