8/13: When local jurisdictions refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, they create de facto sanctuaries for criminals like Rios.
3/19: ACRU Policy Board Member Hans von Spakovsky explains why thee fifth circuit court of appeals siding with the state of Texas is a victory for liberty and immigration reform.
3/14: ACRU Policy Board Member Hans von Spakovsky explains why thwarting federal law is a poor idea for sanctuary cities.
Some members of Congress are threatening to block government funding unless Congress provides amnesty to illegal aliens included in President Barack Obama’s DACA program.
Texas has just won the second (procedural) round in the fight over the state Legislature’s attempt to punish cities that implement sanctuary policies.
For too long local officials have obstructed federal immigration law with impunity.
The Texas governor and legislators are trying to protect their state’s residents from the reckless and irresponsible decisions being made by local jurisdictions.
A federal court in California dealt President Donald Trump another legal setback on Tuesday in his efforts to combat illegal aliens, blocking an executive order (EO) that denies federal funds to sanctuary cities. This issue appears eventually destined for a Supreme Court showdown.
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.