Californian cities that have steadfastly refused to comply with the Federal law on the processing of illegal immigrants have received a letter from the Department of Justice. The letter asks for proof that they are in full accordance; many suspect that a response will not be forthcoming.
AG Jeff Sessions made his point abundantly clear:
“When cities and states enact policies that thwart the federal government's ability to enforce federal immigration law, they choose to place the protection of criminal aliens over the safety of their communities,”
“The Justice Department will not tolerate this intentional effort to undermine public safety and the rule of law, and I continue to remind all jurisdictions to reconsider policies that put their residents in harm's way.”
But what is needed here is not “strong letters” asking for compliance. The places that run and allow Sanctuary Cities need to be held responsible for the choices they make.
Who is responsible when an illegal alien, released from custody in their state, crosses state lines and kills someone, or commits any other crime? Surely the people who let a known criminal go have some element of responsibility here!
And why should other states be picking up the tab for extra costs incurred for actions that go against Federal law?
It's time for a far more robust approach to dealing with the all too apparent dangers.