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Trump's ICE chief call to arrest mayors of 'sanctuary cities' seen as 'outrageous threat'
The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 3rd, 2018 | Todd J. Gillman James Barragán

Posted on 01/03/2018 12:04:50 PM PST by Mariner

WASHINGTON - The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants the Justice Department to prosecute mayors and other political leaders in so-called "sanctuary cities" that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

"We need to hold these politicians accountable for their actions," Thomas Homan told Fox News. "This isn't the America I grew up in. We got to take these sanctuary cities on. We got to take them to court. And we got to start charging some of these politicians with crimes."

Such a policy would dramatically raise the stakes for immigrant-friendly cities and states that have clashed with the administration. The ACLU said Wednesday that Homan's "outrageous threat" should disqualify him from leadership of the agency that enforces immigration law.

Homan insisted that President Donald Trump shares his view.

A number of Texas cities, including Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin -- all led by Democrats -- have resisted Trump's hardline approach to immigration, prompting a state law aimed at pressuring local jurisdictions.

Leaders in those cities would presumably be targeted under Homan's approach. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo told the Houston Chronicle that the federal threat smacked of an incursion against "states' rights and local rights."

(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aclu; aliens; artacevedo; austin; california; dallas; houston; lawlesslibs; sanantonio; sanctuarycities; sanfrancisco; statesrights; texas; thomashoman
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"For these sanctuary cities that knowingly shield and harbor an illegal alien in their jail and don't allow us access, that is, in my opinion, a violation of 8-USC-1324. That's an alien smuggling statute," he said. "I have asked the Department of Justice to look at this....That's certainly an angle we're looking at."

The statute Homan cited makes it an offense for any person "to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation."

BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!

1 posted on 01/03/2018 12:04:51 PM PST by Mariner
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To: Mariner

Don’t threaten. Just arrest their sorry asses already.


2 posted on 01/03/2018 12:06:01 PM PST by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: Mariner

I thought the “state’s rights” argument went away after George Wallace lost the schoolhouse door fight.


3 posted on 01/03/2018 12:06:35 PM PST by abb ("News reporting is too important to be left to the journalists." Walter Abbott (1950 -))
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To: Mariner

Enforce existing laws and prosecute people who violate them?

Is that allowed?


4 posted on 01/03/2018 12:06:37 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=800>)
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To: Mariner

How exactly is it an ;outrageous threat’ when they are not complying with federal law? Hold them SOBs accountable for their outrageous political act of declaring a ‘sanctuary’ city!


5 posted on 01/03/2018 12:07:49 PM PST by cranked
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To: Mariner

Please, please, please arrest Rahm. It can only help Chicago!

6 posted on 01/03/2018 12:08:25 PM PST by BlessedBeGod (To restore all things in Christ~~Appeasing evil is cowardice~~Francis is temporary. Hell is forever.)
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I think the mayor is typically the chief executive of a city, rather than one of its law-makers, although I know there are exceptions (City of Virginia Beach comes to mind). Perhaps

the legislators in these cities should be the targets (including mayors where appropriate).

7 posted on 01/03/2018 12:09:49 PM PST by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: BlessedBeGod

“Such a policy would dramatically raise the stakes for immigrant-friendly cities and states that have clashed with the administration.”

Illegal immigrant-friendly.

Fixed it.


8 posted on 01/03/2018 12:10:19 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Delusional - Adjective, Describes a Democrat or member of the MSM)
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The ACLU said Wednesday that Homan's "outrageous threat"

If that's what the scumbags at the aclu think of it, then this would be a priori an outstanding policy implementation by the Administration !

9 posted on 01/03/2018 12:10:45 PM PST by tomkat
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To: Mariner

I remember when that county clerk from Ky refused to issue gay marriage licenses a Federal judge threatened to hold her in contempt and have her arrested. The left didn’t have any problem wit that. Very analogous situation.


10 posted on 01/03/2018 12:11:52 PM PST by circlecity
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Illegal immigrant-friendly.
Fixed it.

INVADER friendly

Fixed it better   ;-)

11 posted on 01/03/2018 12:12:14 PM PST by tomkat
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To: Mariner

The corrupt courts would side with the sanctuary cities, while condemning cities and states which pass laws to mitigate the illegal immigration problem as “federal purview.”


12 posted on 01/03/2018 12:13:20 PM PST by fwdude (Why is it that the only positive things to come out of LGBT organizations are their AIDS tests?)
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To: Rurudyne

“Don’t threaten. Just arrest their sorry asses already.”

Yes.

Don’t show your hand, just do it.


13 posted on 01/03/2018 12:15:23 PM PST by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: tomkat

They did not say it was illegal or unconstitutional.

They said it was outrageous.


14 posted on 01/03/2018 12:15:46 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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Looking forward to that BREAKING NEWS of Jerry Brown doing the perp walk, whenever that might be...

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15 posted on 01/03/2018 12:16:34 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

One of Carlson’s guests was talking about this last evening. IMO, send in the US Marshals and arrest the entire legislature of the state or municipality doing this.
I believe that Lincoln arrested part of the Maryland legislature to stop them from voting for secession along with some other officials.


16 posted on 01/03/2018 12:17:02 PM PST by Mouton (The MSM is a clear and present danger to the republic.)
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To: Mariner

That’s a nice reference, but they could just as well charge obstruction of justice or impeding a federal official.


17 posted on 01/03/2018 12:17:06 PM PST by reed13k
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To: Mariner

It’s only logical. Lawbreakers should be arrested and prosecuted. That’s the way the system is supposed to work. New slogan: Make the System Work Again.


18 posted on 01/03/2018 12:17:06 PM PST by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: fwdude

“The corrupt courts would side with the sanctuary cities”

Not even the ACL friggin’ U believes it is illegal or unconstitutional.


19 posted on 01/03/2018 12:17:37 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

raise the stakes for immigrant-friendly cities...

I thought Dallas papers were conservative?


20 posted on 01/03/2018 12:17:56 PM PST by dp0622 (The Left should know that if Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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