Thursday, January 25, 2018

Dr. Eowyn: It begins: Trump DOJ goes after sanctuary cities/states


Part of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s platform on illegal immigration includes his opposition to sanctuary jurisdictions (cities, counties and states), on which he has not wavered.


Her name is Kate Steinle

President Trump’s most recent statement on that subject was his weekly address on December 9, 2017. Referring to a San Francisco jury’s acquittal of the illegal alien killer of Kate Steinle, President Trump said:
“Kate’s death is a tragedy that was entirely preventable. She was shot by an illegal alien and a 7-time convicted felon who had been deported five times – but he was free to harm an innocent American because our leaders refused to protect our border, and because San Francisco is a Sanctuary City. In Sanctuary States and Cities, innocent Americans are at the mercy of criminal aliens because state and local officials defy federal authorities and obstruct the enforcement of our immigration laws….
Unfortunately, Democrats in Congress not only oppose our efforts to stop illegal immigration and crack down on Sanctuary Cities – now they are demanding amnesty as a condition for funding the government.”
Did you know that there is a bill in Congress, H.R. 3003 – No Sanctuary for Criminal Acts, which was introduced by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) with 15 co-sponsors, none of whom of course is a Democrat.

H.R. 3003 would restrict the eligibility of sanctuary states or localities to receive certain DOJ or DHS grants. Instead, those grant funds would be reallocated to States and localities that comply with Federal law. H.R. 3003 would also provide for more robust detention of criminal aliens.

H.R. 3003 was introduced on June 22, 2017. A week later, on June 29, 2017, the Republican-majority House of Representatives passed the bill 228-195 without amendment. More than half a year ago, on July 10, 2017, the bill was received in the Senate, where it has languished since. If passed, President Trump will sign the bill into law.

Without the support of Congress (H.R. 3003), the Trump Administration is going it alone. But everything must be done carefully, and in accordance to law and due process.

In a press release yesterday, January 24, 2018, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a letter has been sent to 23 “sanctuary” jurisdictions.

The DOJ had previously contacted the 23 jurisdictions, raising “concerns about laws, policies, or practices that may violate 8 U.S.C. 1373, a federal statute that promotes information sharing related to immigration enforcement and with which compliance is a condition of FY2016 and FY2017 Byrne JAG [grant] awards.” It is that information sharing that sanctuary jurisdictions precisely refuse.

In its January 24, 2018 letter to the 23 jurisdictions, the DOJ:
  • Demands the production of documents that could show whether each jurisdiction is unlawfully restricting information sharing by its law enforcement officers with federal immigration authorities.
  • States that recipient jurisdictions that fail to respond, fail to respond completely, or fail to respond in a timely manner will be subject to a Department of Justice subpoena.
  • States that the jurisdictions’ failure to comply with federal statute 8 U.S.C. 1373 (on immigration enforcement information sharing) could result in the Justice Department seeking the return of FY2016 grants, requiring additional conditions for receipt of any FY2017 Byrne JAG funding, and/or jurisdictions being deemed ineligible to receive FY2017 Byrne JAG funding.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said:
“I continue to urge all jurisdictions under review to reconsider policies that place the safety of their communities and their residents at risk. Protecting criminal aliens from federal immigration authorities defies common sense and undermines the rule of law. We have seen too many examples of the threat to public safety represented by jurisdictions that actively thwart the federal government’s immigration enforcement—enough is enough.”
Below are the 23 jurisdictions, all Demonrat-infested:
  1. Chicago, Illinois
  2. Cook County, Illinois
  3. New York City, New York
  4. State of California
  5. Albany, New York
  6. Berkeley, California
  7. Bernalillo County, New Mexico
  8. Burlington, Vermont
  9. City and County of Denver, Colorado
  10. Fremont, California
  11. Jackson, Mississippi
  12. King County, Washington
  13. Lawrence, Massachusetts
  14. City of Los Angeles, California
  15. Louisville Metro, Kentucky
  16. Monterey County, California
  17. Sacramento County, California
  18. City and County of San Francisco, California
  19. Sonoma County, California
  20. Watsonville, California
  21. West Palm Beach, Florida
  22. State of Illinois
  23. State of Oregon.
You can read the 23 letters here. Here’s a screenshot of the letter that was sent to Berkeley, CA:



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~Eowyn

7 comments:

  1. States have been routinely violating various sections of the U.S. Constitution and Federal Laws for many years with impunity. For example, Section 10: Powers Denied to the States, a.:
    "No State shall..., pass any..., or law impairing the obligation of contracts,..." States routinely pass laws interfering with private contract rights between any two citizens in patent violation of this provision and have been for many years. For example they seek to dictate and defacto confiscate the business of Landlords with illegal unconstitutional laws which would cost millions of dollars and decades of time to challenge to the Supreme Court. They also violate the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution and their own State Constitutions by passing unfair laws favoring store front businesses over Landlords. For example store front businesses are permitted to use the criminal procedure and have criminals who do do not pay or comply with owner rules evicted immediately for free by police, such as hotels, motels and other businesses, whereas on the other hand landlords are forced to use the slow, expensive and unfair civil procedure which demands they allow criminals to camp out on property without paying rent while they further destroy the premises, until the authorities get around to having hearings and finally evicting them owing enormous amounts of money which are impossible to collect most of the time and this happens even if a private contract was made between the parties for immediate voluntary eviction as a condition of the contract. This is a shameful disgrace and gang rape of the Constitution. Imagine for example a customer in a store front business, like say Wal Mart, causing a commotion or some other problem, and after the police are called the officer tells the manager they must leave the person right where they are and go to the courthouse to pay for a civil action filed against them and leave them right there until a court decides what to do in months or years. Well now you know what landlords must go through. This is why in some jurisdictions like California rents are more than income for many low or even moderate income workers.
    They are also violating the equal protection clause by providing different rules for store front businesses, hotels and motels than for landlords.
    A second point is states routinely violate and give their middle fingers to the Federal Fair Housing Laws by passing laws discriminating against manufactured housing compared to conventional housing. They hate mobile homes and the people that live in them because they don't bring in good tax money and the people are perceived to cause more problems in and out of schools. These illegal laws have not been properly and vigorously enforced by the corrupt federal authorities who wink at all this. Housing is basic to life. This failure is a shameful disgrace of these failed governments state and federal in America today. Many more examples could be provided. Books could be written about this dismal failure. All state and local governments hate mobile homes and the people who live in them! All this and more are why our country is going straight down the drain. Government has become enemy number uno to those it falsely purports to "serve". Winfield J. Abbe, Ph.D., Physics

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    1. Correction: Line -10 should read:
      "These illegal laws have not been properly and vigorously challenged by..
      As an example of the gross unfairness of all this, the last time we went to civil court with tenants, two of the each owed about $600.00 The judge asked them, not us, how they wanted to pay these judgments. The judge said to them, "How about $5.00 per week?" We received one payment of $5.00 from one of them, and zero from the other for a loss of $1,195.00 at the hands of totally corrupt state and local laws and courts. The losses nationwide are in the billions of dollars due to these disgusting illegal and outrageous laws. It would cost much more than the balance to begin to collect it all because the law prevented use of the criminal procedure which is allowed to favored businesses, hotels and motels.

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  2. There is no such thing as an illegal human.

    Humans have a right to free travel and of association, etc., ..regardless of where they are from or what they look like or what they believe.

    Forcefully regulating or prohibiting the exercise of rights is the crime. Law is the crime, government is the criminal. Nonviolent humans migrating are rightful.

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    1. If a country has no borders, it is not a country. Screw your head on a little tighter it is a little askew.

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