President Trump and his administration have long been focused on the issue of immigration, particularly as it pertains to those who would enter our nation in a clandestine, secretive manner.
Of course, given that there seems to be an automatic resistance to everything that Trump does, the left has attempted to portray this push to legalize all immigration through the naturalization process as somehow inherently racist.
This, in turn, has spawned the advent of so-called “sanctuary cities”, where Democrat leaders refuse to comply with the national legal standards when it comes to undocumented migrants. The Trump administration has repeatedly attempted to crack down on this sort of behavior, and is now employing the DOJ in their efforts.
Charging that so-called “sanctuary” cities that protect illegal immigrants are jeopardizing domestic security, Attorney General Bill Barr announced a slew of additional sanctions that he called a “significant escalation” against left-wing local and state governments that obstruct the “lawful functioning of our nation’s immigration system.”
Speaking at the National Sheriff’s Association 2020 Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington, D.C., Barr said the Justice Department would immediately file multiple lawsuits against sanctuary jurisdictions for unconstitutionally interfering with federal immigration enforcement, and implement unprecedented national reviews of left-wing sanctuary governments and prosecutors.
“Let us state the reality upfront and as clearly as possible,” Barr began. “When we are talking about sanctuary cities, we are talking about policies that are designed to allow criminal aliens to escape. These policies are not about people who came to our country illegally but have otherwise been peaceful and productive members of society. Their express purpose is to shelter aliens whom local law enforcement has already arrested for other crimes. This is neither lawful nor sensible.”
The news comes after the Department of Justice filed an official complaint against the State of New Jersey after Garden State authorities attempt to codify insubordinate behavior by local authorities when it came to partnering with federal customs enforcement.