Justice Department Sends Final Warning to Illegal-Alien-Shielding Sanctuary Cities

Are the feds finally getting serious about dealing with sanctuary cities? It looks that way. On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo delivering a final warning to jurisdictions in violation of 8 U.S. Code § 1373 would see pressure brought to bear:

AG JEFF SESSIONS: “Jurisdictions that adopt so-called ‘sanctuary policies’ also 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,” said Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “I commend the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office and the State of Connecticut on their commitment to complying with Section 1373, and I urge all jurisdictions found to be out of compliance in this preliminary review to reconsider their policies that undermine the safety of their residents. We urge jurisdictions to not only comply with Section 1373 but to establish sensible and effective partnerships to properly process criminal aliens.”

Below, sanctuary cities cause violence and death. San Francisco’s sanctuary policy directly led to the shooting death of Kate Steinle in 2015 at the hands of Francisco Sanchez, a five-times-deported illegal alien who chose to live in the city because he was protected there.

DOJ issues ‘last chance’ warning to sanctuary cities, Fox News, October 12, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: 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.”

“I urge all jurisdictions found to be out of compliance in this preliminary review to reconsider their policies that undermine the safety of their residents,” he said.

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