House Votes to Stop Funding 'Sanctuary Cities' Sheltering Illegals From the Law...
There's a hot new trend forming among sanctuary cities. They enjoy telling federal government to screw off (see Thousands of Illegal Criminals Avoided Deportation. Because of Sanctuary Cities.), all the while raking in truckloads of sweet, sweet federal monies. As far as buttholish manner goes, they rank rather high on the sphincter scale. But all that nonsense is about to come to a halt, thanks to the House...
The House voted Thursday to let the federal government strip grant funds from so-called "sanctuary cities" that have policies in place preventing them from cooperating with federal officials on immigration.
The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act is aimed at putting pressure on these jurisdictions by letting the federal government deny them grants from the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security. It passed the House in a mostly party-line vote, 228-195.
The denial of federal grant funding is one way to pressure the jurisdictions to comply, but it would also let the families of victims of illegal immigrants to sue jurisdictions that fail to work with the federal government.
In other words? No more working against the federal government while suckling its teat, oinklings.
Putting a pause on these federal grants has been a long time coming. Recent months showed sanctuary cities putting their priorities on display (see Sanctuary Cities Shield Only Non-Violent Illegal Immigrants? About That... and DNC Chair Accuses Trump of 'Bullying'... For Asking Sanctuary Cities to Enforce the Law?!). Turns out those priorities fail to match up with that of the people or the nation. Not that such insignificant details matter much to leftist officials.
There's been lots of talk on how to deal with sanctuary cities' non-compliance. Kudos to the House for actually taking some much needed action here. It's not simply an issue of the little guy vs the feds. It involves a complete disregard for the littlest guy -- legal citizens of those cities. Their wants and safety are tossed on the back burner, all for the sake of criminals who shouldn't be here in the first place (read Uh Oh! Maryland's Legal Immigrants OPPOSE Sanctuary Cities. Democrats Shocked...).
It's time for the left to put their money where their gaping mouth hole is. If they want to enforce such anti-federal and anti-safety policies they should do so on their own dime. Have fun!