This is why President Trump needs to put aside his frustrations with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who handed the Russia “collusion” investigation over to a special prosecutor who will look into every crevice of the West Wing trying to find wrongdoing. Because Sessions is the best person to implement Trump’s immigration policy, which was a lynchpin of his campaign.
Sessions is trying to make local jurisdictions follow the rule of law instead of their “hearts,” which are actually in the wrong place. Immigration is a federal matter. A federal election was held in 2016, and Trump won it. As much as I would be tempted to allow sanctuary cities to secede from the nation, it’s probably better to keep the country together, as Abraham Lincoln once said. Or, you know, he said something like that.
From Fox News:
The Justice Department on Thursday delivered a “last chance” warning to cities suspected of having “sanctuary” policies to drop their resistance to federal immigration officials.
In a notice reviewed by Fox News, the DOJ announced that five jurisdictions “have preliminarily been found to have laws, policies, or practices that may violate” a key federal statute concerning cooperation with federal immigration officials.
They are: Chicago, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia and Cook County, Ill.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a written statement that sanctuary cities “adopt the view that the protection of criminal aliens is more important than the protection of law-abiding citizens and of the rule of law.”