This ill-considered action will endanger the safety of the law-abiding residents of the state. It is an irresponsible policy.
Sessions urged state and city officials to “consider carefully the harm they are doing to their citizens by refusing to enforce our immigration laws, and to rethink these policies.”
These municipalities are defying federal immigration law, just like some Southern jurisdictions that defied federal civil rights laws in the 1960s.
Sanctuary policies directly victimized thousands of the residents of sanctuary cities who were subjected to assaults, burglaries, sexual assaults, thefts and even murders.