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Sanctuary City Mayors Claim They Are Not Breaking the Law

What do they not understand about the word “illegal” in “illegal immigrants”?

Mayors from so-called sanctuary cities insisted to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly in a closed-door meeting Wednesday that they are not breaking federal law.

“We violate no federal or state law,” Austin Mayor Steve Adler told reporters after discussing requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold illegal immigrants that go unmet by sanctuary cities.

Austin “is one of the safest communities in the country” because of the trust relationship between police and the communities, Adler said — and that is made possible because of its immigration policies.

The meeting came on the heels of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ threat this week to pull funding for any state and local governments that refuse to comply with federal immigration laws.

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34 Responses to Sanctuary City Mayors Claim They Are Not Breaking the Law

    • …I am a US Vet, and have a useless college “paralegal degree” and I know more about US LAW than any of these Mayors.

      It just makes me want to rip my hair… out nowadays how IGNORANT “politicians” are nowadays :-(

      • The Feds should arrest one or two of these sanctuary city mayors for breaking Federal laws and put them in the slammer. Then the rest of these corrupt mayors will change their tune real fast.

        • Eh, then the msm will bloviate. Dem electeds would screech…prison is a great idea but the way our country is right now….
          Then the illegals will protest with their Mexican, or whatever country’s flag.
          I live in a sanctuary city and the stupid school district took the kids out-with no parent approval! on a protest recently. Local news just adds to the stupid flames of “idiocracy”.
          But I agree with you.

          • Yea, arresting the law-breaking mayors will create another Grand Tragic Opera among the supporters of the illegal aliens, for sure. But let’s do it, anyhow. ;+}

  1. They’re not violating the laws, they’re just ignoring unjust ones.

    Whatever.

    Opening Day is almost here, and they’ll be saying we have a president from a hostile sectionalist party–let the reader understand–before the All-Star break.

    • You STUPID FOOL !!!! Some of the CRIMINALS that these “sanctuary city” officials have “helped” ended up killing people and raping women and children! When ICE sends out a “detainer request”– it’s not for somebody’s grandma– it’s for a known dangerous criminal and even (sometimes) someone with known gang affiliations. I don’t want these people in my country, and neither should YOU !!!

      • Whoa, whoa, whoa, slow down: you misunderstand me, brother.

        I was being sarcastic with my open. The “Whatever” interjection was dismissive of the excusifying of the illegal-coddling set; their inane argument was what I tried to distill into one sarcastic sentence as a lead-in, and then indicate that I think it so unmeritorious, that the only correct response is contemptuous dismissal.

        Brevity may well be the soul of wit, but it can also be the heart of misinterpretation. Your misconstrual is understandable, so your overly harsh response is forgiven.

        Note well, though: the latter part should have been a clue. Let me give you a few letters without spelling it out. In what historical context was the “hostile sectionalist” language used to describe a controversial new American president, one that Democrats didn’t particularly like?

          • No answer, then?

            The “hostile sectionalist” verbiage was used by many of the Confederate states in their declarations of secession.

            NOW does it all make sense?

    • Unjust? My ARSE. How could you say that? Are you illegal, is that why? C’mon we work hard and have just enough money to eat and pay rent, mortgage, why do we have to pay the illegals’ bills too???? They hate America anyway, just ask them. But they love to come here, the dirty pigs, and love the freedom but hate the country and its people. We shouldn’t have ILLEGAL PEOPLE HERE? OTHER COUNTRIES THEY COME FROM WOULD THROW THEIR ILLEGAL PEOPLE IN JAIL AND TORTURE THEM TOO. WAKE UP YOU ARE A FOOL LIKE OTHERS ARE SAYING. WE GIVE SO MUCH TO COUNTRIES, AFRICA, THEY ARE STARVING ALL THE TIME AND WE FEEL FOR THEM AND HELP THEM, EVEN THOUGH THEY CAN’T EVEN FEED THEIR OWN CHILDREN AND THEMSELVES? I HAVE HAD ENOUGH, GO TRUMP, WE AMERICANS NEED SOME HELP NOW, WE HAVE NO JOBS, ILLEGALS TAKE OUR JOBS, AND ITS JUST AWFUL THAT CALIFORNIA, ETC. HAS BEEN TURNED INTO A FILTHY HOLE BECAUSE OUR LAWS ARE NOT BEING FOLLOWED AND OUR LEADERS ARE MENTALLY DEFICIENT, THEY DON’T SEE THE FOREST FROM THE TREES, OUR CHILDREN ARE HURTING AND LEARNING TO BE GANG MEMBERS FROM THESE ILLEGALS. SORRY FOR THE RANT, BUT FED UP.

      • I also stand by my post. We are all very touchy on this subject and its gotten to the point that we can’t take the fake news anymore either. Its contant phony stories about Russia, meanwhile ignoring that nasty Hillary Clinton’s stealing of our money and doing what she wants with our money!!! And the communist democrats just decided to stay with the phony Trump stories, they think they can say what they want about Trump, got news for them, 64 million voted for Trump and if we have to we will keep winning, no matter what it takes, war or whatever. Fat mean Schumer is the biggest liar of them all, hope he gets what he deserves along with old wrinkled Pelosi. The good shall win out, just like Trump did!

        • No worries. I have an extremely dry sense of humor, which sometimes gets missed in person–and never mind how it looks in cold print.

          And I know I don’t post here regularly. So I know I’ll have the occasional “I could have written that another way” moment.

          But really, I have to ask–and Lizzy, this isn’t directed at you individually–do you all really know so little of my views, that you’d think me in FAVOR of the importation of a foreign underclass?

  2. “Aiding and abetting a federal fugitive”; AND
    “Conspiracy”. No doubt that a lawyer can come up with a few more “doosies”.

    Not breaking any laws MY ASS !!!!

    Start VERY PUBLICLY arresting these idiots, and throw their dumb asses in federal prison, where they belong!

  3. The Austin mayor thinks the city has immigration policies? The Feds went after Arizona when they passed laws trying to enforce what the Feds were neglecting. These idiots need to be held fully responsible for crimes committed in these cities by illegal immigrants.

  4. Ever since the Sanctuary city nonsense started, I’ve wondered – what is the benefit to the city to have a huge uneducated, unskilled, Spanish-speaking population of foreign nationals. It can’t be that the city prospers with a population that is marginally employed or is just a drain on social services and taxpayers money. The education system falters with non-English speaking children and all the children suffer. If it’s the promise of voters who will keep the elites in office, it’s a diminishing promise as the ‘others’ become the vast majority – they will elect their own, if able.

    Illegal aliens have thumbed their noses at our Federal laws, they are criminals. There is no defense for those who sneak across our border, none.
    If someone harbors a known criminal, they are subject to criminal charges.
    They are both guilty of a crime. Period.

  5. I have a rather useless degree in Paralegal Studies…BUT I UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT “US LAW” & THE “US CONSTITUTION” than these ASS-HATS, so-called ‘Mayors’ from US Cities.
    WHAT PART OF “ILLEGAL” DO THESE DUMB-F#CK MAYORS DO NOT UNDERSTAND?
    IF “ILLEGALS” ARE SO COOL, WHY DON’T THESE ass-hat MAYORS FORCE THEM TO MOVE INTO THE Democrat-Liberal-Progressive-Left Wing homes, apartments & lofts in these Cities that are such cool “Sanctuary Cities”…???

      • …I read a sci-fi novel “Fitzpatrick’s War”.
        In the novel, set in the 25th Century AD North America, it mentions a ‘famous historic painting’ in which the US Congress is burned down & members are hung during a revolt of the citizens.

        • Sounds like an interesting read. I think I might buy that book. It amazing how often these futuristic novels accurately predict what is to come. Thanks for the tip.

  6. Over at AOS I just read an article about a MA legislator who treated out advance notice of ICE raids and counseled the illegals to lay low.

    The mayors, legislators, lawyers, attorneys are breaking the law. Lock them up. Why do we have to have endless discussions and no action?

    Either we are a nation of laws or we are not. If we are, then these aiders and abettors should be arrested. If we are not then all elected or appointed officials should be out of work because there is no need for them.

    • treated out — tweeted out.

      Of course they are breaking the law, even in Austin. By their thinking, vigilantes who disagree would not be breaking the law either.

    • What PISSES me off is NO ONE ever asks why these “mayors, legislators, lawyers, etc.” are allowed to keep breaking the Law…

      Then again the only people allowed to ask these “questions” are the MAIN-STREAM MEDIA…and they are fellow liberal, left-wing, progressive sycophants who support this B#ll-Sh%t.

      • Don’t forget “ex-presidents”! Other countries have held their elected presidents and ex-presidents accountable for criminal acts– it’s time we start doing that as well. The Chinese interpreter just came forward and told about how he helped Bill Clinton get money from the Chinese government in exchange for classified missile secrets. THAT is a violation of the espionage act, and he should go to federal prison for that (and I don’t mean “club fed”– I mean the general population in Fort Leavenworth). Former president Obama committed so many crimes (that are of public record), I don’t even know where to begin– but conspiracy to commit murder, treason, identity fraud (now a proven fact), federal election fraud, etc. are good places to start. Same punishment for Obama: general population in Fort Leavenworth for the rest of his days!

  7. Let these sanctuary cities keep their criminals. I refuse to go to any of them and spend my money there. I live not far from Chicago and refuse to go there. It’s a dangerous place, made worse so because the law won’t be upheld. Even with that, the feds should go get the politicians who refuse to uphold the law.

    • National “Right to Carry Concealed” would put a stop to that– which is what I want, but we may only get National CCW reciprocity in it’s place– better than nothing.

  8. What I don’t understand, is how the American public, at large, is not considering one important question about illegal immigration: Cui bono?

    • Only the democrats benefit– because the sanctuary cities are in areas that don’t check citizenship or ID’s for purposes of voting.

      • All Democrats? Or just their politicians?

        What WOULD an objective cost-benefit analysis look like on the matter of illegal aliens, anyway?