If, in 2017, Senator Jeff Sessions is confirmed as Attorney General, he will begin, at long last, a serious crackdown on illegal immigrants. Nowhere will this be seen more than in “sanctuary cities,” which are, literally, cities that shelter illegal immigrants. A more technical definition of sanctuary cities, as described on the Aspen Law website, states:
The term [sanctuary cities is] most commonly is used for cities that do not permit municipal funds or resources to be applied in furtherance of enforcement of federal immigration laws. These cities normally do not permit police or municipal employees to inquire about one’s immigration status.
Some of the better known sanctuary cities include:
- Los Angeles
- New York
Because of a 2016 ruling by the Justice Department’s inspector general, who said federal law requires cities and towns to work with immigration agents, Mr. Sessions will have what he needs in order to be able to go into these locations and “drain the swamp,” as it were.
While one would expect that, because of this Justice Department ruling, sanctuary cities would have quickly become a thing of the past, it seems that many locations are planning to go against the Justice Department orders. That’s not likely to go well with President Trump and Mr. Sessions leading the battle, however.
As the folks at breitbart.com put it, “President Trump may decide to simply tell ICE agents, “Enforce the law as written by Congress.” In that case, ICE might well start deportation processing for all 1.9 million criminal aliens deportable under current law. Or, Trump could decide to limit initial deportations to all felons. The point is that Trump wants to enforce the law instead of ignoring the law. ”
Any way you look at it, seems the days of illegal immigrants enjoying more rights and freedoms than actual citizens or legal immigrants will soon be over. Finally!