California May Sue Trump Administration over Sanctuary Defunding

Public safety is supposed to be Job #1 of government at all levels, but California open-borders race hustlers have a different idea. Instead of being properly reprimanded for their sanctuary policies that shelter illegal aliens criminals and thereby endanger law-abiding citizens, state officials are doubling down. Attorney General Becerra is considering a lawsuit against the feds to scrounge law enforcement cash the state does not deserve. (Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced he will file suit on Monday over the grant funding cut.)

The Sacramento Bee headlined its Saturday front page with the lawsuit story:

A state that has had terrible crimes committed by illegal aliens should be embarrassed by having its disregard of law enforcement further highlighted. Kate Steinle was shot dead while strolling with her father on a popular San Francisco pier by a five-times-deported Mexican who said he returned to the city because of its sanctuary policy.

In 2008, three members of the Bologna family were murdered in a mistaken gang hit by stupid illegal alien Edwin Ramos who had been coddled by San Francisco authorities despite his violent record as an MS-13 gangster.

Further south in sanctuary Los Angeles, high-school football star Jamiel Shaw was shot dead just a few doors from home by illegal alien Pedro Espinoza who was so violent in jail — like attacking a police officer who was interrogating him — that the 18th Street gangster should have been incarcerated as long as possible. But he was released onto city streets instead of being deported and killed Jamiel 28 hours later on March 2, 2008.

Isn’t it basic to imprison and/or deport dangerous illegal aliens to protect the innocent? It seems like common sense, but liberal officials believe otherwise. The list of dead Americans will not make them budge.

State set to sue over ‘sanctuary city’ cuts, Sacramento Bee, August 5, 2017

Stockton, San Bernardino among those losing feds’ anti-crime funds

California is poised to sue the Trump administration over the president’s latest attempt to punish jurisdictions tagged by the Justice Department as “sanctuary cities” that harbor undocumented immigrants, according to two sources close to the case.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra — in conjunction with other California city and county attorneys — is considering charging the Justice Department with violating the Constitution by threatening to take crime-fighting funds away from cities and states that do not fully cooperate with federal immigration agents, according to those sources.

“The cities and states affected by these provisions have strong arguments to make in court that these conditions are illegal,” said a former Justice Department official familiar with California officials’ thinking. “If Congress wanted these requirements to be part of the grant funding decision, they would have written it into the law.”

California’s concern stems from an announcement last month by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who warned that jurisdictions that do not assist federal immigration agents seeking to deport undocumented immigrants would no longer get funding from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant.

California was allocated nearly $18 million under that program in Fiscal 2017. To get future grants, municipalities will have to allow federal immigration agents access to detention facilities, and provide 48-hours notice before they release inmates who are wanted by federal authorities on suspicion of being in the country illegally.

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