Speaking at the National Sheriff’s Association 2020 Winter Legislative and Technology Conference Monday, Attorney General William Barr announced new sanctions against sanctuary cities and said there’d be a “significant escalation” against local and state governments that obstruct the “lawful functioning of our nation’s immigration system.”
BREAKING: Attorney General Bill Barr announces new sanctions against sanctuary cities:
-Implementing unprecedented reviews.
-Civil lawsuits seeking to overturn policies.
-Possible criminal charges against officials.
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) February 10, 2020
“The 'Supremacy Clause' in Article VI of the Constitution provides that the 'Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof… shall be the supreme law of the land.'" – Attorney General #Democrats are forewarned. https://t.co/YBviaczcVu
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) February 11, 2020
“Let us state the reality upfront and as clearly as possible,” Barr began. “When we are talking about sanctuary cities, we are talking about policies that are designed to allow criminal aliens to escape. These policies are not about people who came to our country illegally but have otherwise been peaceful and productive members of society. Their express purpose is to shelter aliens whom local law enforcement has already arrested for other crimes. This is neither lawful nor sensible.”
The DOJ has now filed a federal complaint against the State of New Jersey seeking declaratory and injunctive relief “against its laws that forbid state and local law enforcement from sharing vital information about criminal aliens with DHS,” Barr said.
Additionally, “we are filing a complaint seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against King County, Washington, for the policy … that forbids DHS from deporting aliens from the United States using King County International Airport,” Barr said.
We wonder if this will come up at the next Democratic debate, where candidates will have to reassert their support for sanctuary cities as well as their previous promise to provide free health care for illegal immigrants.
— Melissa??⭐⭐⭐ (@Melissa82225794) February 11, 2020
Wow I've liked Barr from day one, but now I Love him.
— Benjamin Booth (@bullysupressor) February 11, 2020
No reason for Sanctuary Cities.
— Diana247 (@Diana24724) February 11, 2020
Us little people would go to prison if we were harboring fugitives.
— Interracials for Trump ?? (@sandyleevincent) February 11, 2020
It needs to be a harsh enough punishment to stop it forever.
— Tweet As A Weapon ?? (@the_hitman8403) February 11, 2020
The end is coming…
— Kash Jackson (@KashJackson2018) February 11, 2020
About freaking time.
— Melody ?? (@ALovelyTimeLord) February 11, 2020
Now implementation of those laws. Dems will freak out as per usual, claim total 'injustice'
— McCartney2 (@Cartney2Mc) February 11, 2020
See what happens when adults are in charge
— James Palmer (@JamesPa21056564) February 11, 2020
— Sl1 (@Sl164842719) February 11, 2020
— Kathy Becker- #MAGA (@_KathyB1505) February 11, 2020
Keep your foot on the gas, Mr. Barr!
— RedStateUncle (@RedStateUncle) February 11, 2020
Forewarned! Now let’s see if he follows through. I can’t wait to see the clap back from the libs.
— Dragon Lady (@NitaGpod) February 11, 2020
This is one of those issues in which it is inexplicable why it took a Donald Trump to come to DC and finally take action. One can only assume the entire establishment is essentially for open borders or at minimum a 20 year amnesty cycle
— ClayTravisJewBeard (@ClayTravisJewBe) February 11, 2020
In my county , King County Washington , cheers ? to Barr
— leslie (@GovLt) February 11, 2020
That’s all we needed was a strong leader who stands behind and supports the strong men and women he hires to get the job done!
— Deborah#acquittedforlife (@dooseybug) February 11, 2020
About damn time someone pointed out the obvious.
— athribiristan (@Stan4Short1) February 11, 2020
I used to cringe when I heard Trump supporters call 2020 as a Landslide…
He keeps this up and it is for sure!
— CaseyB449 (@casonrb) February 11, 2020
Game on! Bill Barr is the new sheriff in town. #MAGA
— RB (@lookinmirror1st) February 11, 2020
It’s beyond time that they put an end to this bullshit. Lock a few of these politicians up for violating federal law and see how fast it stops.
— Pucked Up Mike ? (@PuckedUpMike) February 11, 2020
Yes, the Constitution is very clear about that. It is not a living document subject to be changed at will – it is the absolute basis for our Constitutional Republic and no laws are to be made that conflict with the Constitution.
— Michael Mosack (@mikemosack) February 11, 2020
About time. Illegal immigrants, by definition, have no right to be in this country. These states are gaining political advantage over other states by flouting federal immigration law with their sanctuary policies and obstruction of federal enforcement.
— Darcy (@ByFaithD6) February 11, 2020
The ultimate check and balance against radicalism.
— Greg Glasscock (@gregoryy2k) February 11, 2020
These seem like fair and commonsense policies that every citizen should be supporting… so why aren't they?
— Andrew Cole (@AndrewC47126578) February 11, 2020
‘Good’: President Trump’s DHS ‘considered multiple ways to retaliate’ against sanctuary states https://t.co/b6NK9pQRsq
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 11, 2020