The fact that California’s liberals would have to deal with Donald Trump as president sent snowflakes from San Diego to Sacramento into conniptions. There was even talk of secession, which seems to have quieted down once the geniuses behind it looked at just how much debt their state was in.
Now, one law supported by President Trump and just passed by the House of Representatives could mean that California will be forced to do away with one of their most cherished recent institutions — sanctuary cities.
According to Fox News, the “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act” would restrict federal grants to sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities when it comes to deporting criminal illegal aliens.
“The word ‘sanctuary’ calls to mind someplace safe, but too often for families and victims affected by illegal immigrant crime, sanctuary cities are anything but safe,” Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said in a news conference before the vote.
“It is beyond my comprehension why federal state and local officials … would actively discourage or outright prevent law enforcement agencies from upholding the laws of the United States.”
A similar move by the Justice Department was blocked by a California judge back in April. If the bill passes the Senate and is signed by the president — and that seems likely, given that it passed the lower chamber by a 228-195 vote — it would put cash-strapped California in a dire position.
In a statement, the White House applauded the passage of the “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act” as well as “Kate’s Law,” a similar bill named for San Francisco murder victim Kate Steinle that would impose additional penalties on illegal aliens who re-enter the country.
“Sanctuary cities are releasing violent criminals, including members of the bloodthirsty MS-13 gang, back onto our streets every single day,” Trump’s statement said.
“Innocent Americans are suffering unthinkable violence as a result of these cities’ reckless actions … The implementation of these policies will make our communities safer. Opposing these bills, and allowing dangerous criminals back into our communities, our schools, and the neighborhoods where our children play, puts all of us at risk.”
Unfortunately for liberals, overreaching federal judges are going to have less wiggle room to stop this one, which is bad news for the sanctuary city crowd. Good.
We don’t need any more Kate Steinles dying because of the the liberal agenda on illegal immigration.
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