A vast majority of the cities and townships that applied for federal law enforcement grants have received them, despite attempts from the Trump administration to withhold funding from sanctuary cities.
President Donald Trump issued an executive order in January 2017 to block federal funding from jurisdictions that harbor illegal immigrants and refuse to work with federal immigration authorities. The Department of Justice took the fight a step further in November 2017 when it targeted 29 specific cities, metro areas, counties and states, accusing them of violating federal law with their “sanctuary policies.”.
Then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a letter to these 29 jurisdictions, warning that they must follow federal law or else risk having federal funds cut off from them.
Despite these warnings, all but one of the jurisdictions have either received or are now eligible to receive funds in the 16 months that have passed since the letters were first issued. The Justice Department revealed this development to the Associated Press. These 29 localities include cities ranging from Burlington, Vermont to Los, Angeles, California. The state of Oregon has been the sole exception, given that it has yet to be cleared to receive federal grants from 2017.
The Trump Administration’s failure to cut off federal law enforcement funding to sanctuary cities is due to several losses it has faced in the courtroom.
Two California counties were successful in filing a lawsuit in a district court against the Trump Administration’s threats to deny federal funds to sanctuary cities. The 9th Circuit Court of appeals ended up upholding the court’s opinion in August 2018.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors joined the fray when it filed a lawsuit against the measure in 2018, and a federal court in September 2018 temporarily blocked the Department of Justice from withholding funds from cities that were represented by the Conference of Mayors.
The Justice Department is still considering whether it will appeal some of the court decisions.
In January 2018, Sessions called out sanctuary cities for their obstruction:
“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.”
The dangers of sanctuary cities were recently on display in February when a California sheriff’s deputy was shot by an illegal immigrant wanted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement while conducting a traffic stop. This immigrant was able to stay in the U.S. because local authorities refused to cooperate with federal authorities.
Footage of this incident went viral and has served as a wake-up call for immigration reform advocates nationwide.
Sanctuary cities and similar arrangements that allow illegal immigrants and other immigrants who refuse to assimilate to congregate en masse will inevitably lead to the creation of No Go Zones as seen in Europe, and become crime hubs.
The effects are real and will affect every day Americans.
Sadly, the political class has dragged its feet on the issue and works to roadblock President Trump’s sensible immigration reforms.
The White House Walks Back From DACA Deal…. For Now
Emerald Robinson, the Newsmax White House Correspondent, reported that White House advisor Jared Kushner is holding meetings on a potential DACA amnesty deal.
She tweeted, “BREAKING: sources confirm that White House advisor Jared Kushner has been holding meetings on DACA amnesty deal – with a goal of getting it done before the 2020 election.”
BREAKING: sources confirm that White House advisor Jared Kushner has been holding meetings on DACA amnesty deal – with a goal of getting it done before the 2020 election.
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) June 4, 2020
For many America First activists, Kushner has played a subversive role in the Trump administration by recommending milquetoast policies that maintain the open border status quo and are soft on crime.
Many speculate that Kushner is largely the individual who is advising President Trump to take a soft approach against the looters rampaging across the country.
Now there are reports that the White House is backing away from this DACA deal per a report from Breitbart News.
However, grassroots immigration patriots such as Maria Espinoza, the co-founder of the Remembrance Project, had choice words for this rumored move by Jared Kushner.
She told BLP:
Donald Trump’s promise to The Remembrance Project’s angel moms, dads, and angel families of ‘Stolen Lives’ was to deport illegal aliens and keep American families safe. No family should suffer the killing of their loved one at the hands of an individual who should not have been in our country in the first place.Any talks taking place should be about keeping us safe so that our families, businesses and communities can thrive. It’s heartless for Kushner to even hold talks of amnesty.
DACA refers to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a United States immigration policy where some illegal aliens who were brought to the country as children in order to obtain a renewable two-period of deferred action from deportation and receive eligibility for work permits in the U.S.
Back in 2014, President Barack Obama revealed his intention to broaden DACA provisions to cover even more illegal alien immigrants.
This is in contrast to the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act. Under the DREAM Act, illegal aliens would be granted temporary conditional residency that includes the right to work if they were brought to the United States as minors. If they meet additional qualifications, they would be able to receive permanent residency.
Although these kinds of proposals are different, they’re all a part of a mass migration agenda designed to undermine the Historic American Nation.
Kushner and his ilk believe that offering reasonable compromises will somehow placate the Left.
In reality, such compromises will only further embolden them, given the fact that the voting patterns of these groups overwhelmingly favor the political Left and its many pet projects such as the destruction of the right to bear arms.
Although the DACA threat may be contained for now, as long as Open Borders Inc and its many factions continue operating, there will always be a looming threat of legal migration expansion, amnesty, or backdoor amnesties.
This is why it’s so important that America First patriots score major victories in all branches of government.
The time to engage in political discourse is over. Now, we must force politicians to go on record via roll call votes. From there, we’ll know who’s America First or America Last.
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