Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department are through playing around with sanctuary cities and states. They are threatening legal action of these cities don’t provide proof that they are complying with federal law.
The Daily Caller reports:
DOJ Threatens Legal Action Against 23 Potential Sanctuary Jurisdictions
The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday that it will subpoena up to 23 jurisdictions if they don’t offer proof they are complying with a key federal immigration law.
In letters to major cities, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, the DOJ requested documents relating to how their policies fall in line with 8 USC 1373, a section of federal law that prohibits jurisdictions from enacting laws that restrict communication between local officials and federal immigration authorities.
The department had previously sent similar requests to the 23 jurisdictions, but DOJ officials say the responses did not provide enough information to confirm compliance with Section 1373.
“I continue to urge all jurisdictions under review to reconsider policies that place the safety of their communities and their residents at risk,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “Protecting criminal aliens from federal immigration authorities defies common sense and undermines the rule of law.”
Any jurisdictions that fail to provide the requested information by Feb. 23 will receive a federal subpoena to compel the documents, the DOJ letters said.
This is serious business. Cities and states that defy the federal government are playing with fire.