Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts.
“The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Her confirmation came after California’s new sanctuary law went into effect Jan. 1, severely restricting cooperation the state or any of its localities could offer.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan says those policies put his officers and local communities at more risk because they have to arrest illegal immigrants out in the community.
Mr. Homan told The Washington Times last July that he wanted to see local officials charged as complicit in human smuggling if they shielded illegal immigrants through sanctuary policies. Mr. Homan repeated that demand in an interview with Fox News earlier this year, setting off a firestorm of criticism.
They should all be arrested and charged to harboring the enemy and treason and they should also bring up charges against Moonbeam Brown and lets build a special prison to incarserate them all Sanctuary communities the mayors and city councils try them give them all life in prison
I don’t understand what is so tricky about linking federal funds to complying with federal law. Harboring illegal immigrants is a crime. Each member that voted for their sanctuary laws should be prosecuted.
@Bill… Deplorable Me: And the federal funding to their deplorable state, county and city cut.
acts of treason, and yes cut all funding to these cities and states and issue warrants for the arrest of anyone who blocks ICE and federal agents.