So to recap, first we had Jeff Sessions and the DOJ (I saw Sessions and the DOJ open for Smashmouth in 1997) threatening to cut sanctuary city funding. Then we had Chicago threatening a lawsuit over the funding. Today? Sessions is all like, “Come at me, bro!”
The political leadership of Chicago has chosen deliberately and intentionally to adopt a policy that obstructs this country’s lawful immigration system. They have demonstrated an open hostility to enforcing laws designed to protect law enforcement — Federal, state, and local — and reduce crime, and instead have adopted an official policy of protecting criminal aliens who prey on their own residents. This is astounding given the unprecedented violent crime surge in Chicago, with the number of murders in 2016 surpassing both New York and Los Angeles combined. The city’s leaders cannot follow some laws and ignore others and reasonably expect this horrific situation to improve.
I mean, right? Something has gotta change in Chicago. Bullets be flying, people be getting killed. And Chicago leadership is all “Jeff Sessions is a meanie pants.”
The Mayor complains that the federal government’s focus on enforcing the law would require a ‘reordering of law enforcement practice in Chicago.’ But that’s just what Chicago needs: a recommitment to the rule of law and to policies that rollback the culture of lawlessness that has beset the city.
Ten points for use of “beset.” My vocabulary senses be tingling.
This administration will not simply give away grant dollars to city governments that proudly violate the rule of law and protect criminal aliens at the expense of public safety. So it’s this simple: Comply with the law or forego taxpayer dollars.
Jeff Sessions, ladies and wannabe ladies.
We can honestly say that the Trump Administration has been a mixed bag, but on illegal immigration? Promises made and promises (mostly) kept.
Cities, being parts of a state (really getting into basics here), are subject to state laws. States, being parts of the country, are subject to certain federal laws. No, this is not a simple manifesto against federalism. State’s rights are important, of course. But protecting actual Americans from people who have illegally invaded America is one of those pesky areas where the federal government gets to cannonball into the state pool. You may not like it, but laws are not made around what you like and don’t like.
Cities flipping the bird to immigration laws, set to protect Americans, deserve to have their funding cut. They deserve to have many things cut. I’ll leave the “many things” up to your inventive imaginations.