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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 14:52

California Sues DOJ Over Sanctuary City Policy

Written by  Raven Clabough

California officials have announced that they will sue the Department of Justice to block the government from withholding certain law-enforcement grants from sanctuary cities. The legal action is the latest evidence that officials in California have prioritized illegal immigrants over their own citizens.

One of Donald Trump’s first actions as president was to issue an executive order that targeted sanctuary cities by directing local and state agencies to enforce existing immigration laws or face losing federal funds. Executive Order 13768, entitled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” which Trump signed on January 25, 2017, states that “sanctuary jurisdictions” that refuse to comply with immigration enforcement measures will not be “eligible to receive Federal grants, except as deemed necessary for law enforcement purposes” by the U.S. attorney general or secretary of Homeland Security.

The Trump administration’s crackdown on sanctuary cities was applauded by conservatives and constitutionalists alike. In an editorial in The New American, John McManus, president emeritus of The John Birch Society, observed:

[Sanctuary cities] constitute a thumbing of the nose at legitimate laws designed to thwart unlawful immigration. If the entire nation adopted sanctuary policy, there would soon be no nation, because, as history has shown, a nation without control of its borders soon ceases to be independent.

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IF they insist that the Federal Government cannot withhold Federal funds conditioned upon 'sanctuary cities', they are dead wrong. There is a precedent in place already for the DOJ to win this case all the way to the Supreme Court. It is this: "The 1984 National Minimum Drinking Age Act, [23 U.S.C. § 158], requires that States prohibit persons under 21 years of age from purchasing or publicly possessing alcoholic beverages as a condition of receiving State highway funds." And California complied!

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California have prioritized illegal immigrants over their own citizens by having sanctuary cities that are just a hot bed for crime !! just cuz they think that they are above federal law will not give them victory in any way shape or form ! just cuz California is a left/blue state means nothing as far as federal law they are still Americans and the law applies to them as well ! I feel that most of the people of California don't want to see there state over run by crime and illegals ! they don't want to see there city's crumble cuz of the fact that people are leaving the state and with that there tax dollars ! at the rate that it is going California will be come the worlds biggest slum and then what ? ya they will cry for federal help ! just sick what some of these law makes are doing to there states and city's !!!!!!!!!!

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California spends all of their money DEFENDING Criminals and basically tells their LEGAL Citizens F U!!!

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Ted Wark Written by Ted Wark
August 16, 2017
This is so simple to adjudicate that I can do it right now. Case dismissed!!!!

I live in California, and the only thing it's got going for it is the weather. If I could afford to move, I would, but I can't, so I'll be like the French Resistance during WW II and sabotage every bit of Libtard bullshit that I can. Viva la Resistance !!!

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Gene Smith Written by Gene Smith
August 15, 2017
So the Ding-Dongs in Sacramento who have already bankrupted this State with their stupid way of "Governing" are wasting another bunch fighting a system that will only cost them more valuable funding.
Wist up Dumb shits, you are idiots and I know that is true because your ways and methods cry out your IDIOT tendencies.....it is true, that desvcribes the bunch of you to a T and then you hired Eric Holder, a bigger loser does not even exist in comic books....wise up, you are ruining our beautiful State.
Brad Stewart Written by Brad Stewart
August 16, 2017
I agree !

The State of California in direct violation of United States Federal Law by concealing the whereabouts of Illegal Aliens and preventing sworn Federal Offices from executing their lawful duties. Not only is this a Federal Felony, it also is Obstruction of Justice (another Federal Felony). According to Federal Statute, those engaged in such felonious activities are subject to removal from office and prosecution under Violation of Federal Immigration statute.

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(Updated: August 15, 2017)

With the three stooges - Jerry Brown - Nancy Pelosi - Maxine Waters running things California was over 1/2 a trillion dollars in debt - I say was because that was before they passed the state run health care bill - that they "estimate" will cost $400,000,000,000 - yes 400 billion. That will put them over the 1 trillion dollar debt threshold. That works out to a debt for every LEGAL man, woman and child that calls California home of about $40,000. When you factor out all of the LEGAL citizens who for whatever reason do not pay taxes that number rises exponentially for those who do. I have been reading about and seeing companies moving to my area from California daily. Every day there are more and more California plates on the cars around here. The brain trust in California just raised the gasoline tax statewide - to the highest rate in the entire country - to pay for repairs on their dilapidated roads. They have dams that are in desperate need of repair too before there is a catastrophe. I guess they can expect to see their water taxes to do likewise to pay for those repairs. If I was a California resident I would be asking what these so called leaders did with all the money they take in - in revenues each year that is supposed to be used to pay for these items mentioned and much more. Instead of suing the U.S. Government for their failures they should be holding their so called leaders feet to the fire. I have read that conservatives are leaving California in droves. California will be left with a huge amount of debt - and all the people who used to pay the taxes gone- they will have only the entitlement people standing there with their hands out. They better take a good look at Venezuela - maybe they can talk some of the loud mouth liberals in Hollywierd to pony up and pay some of the bills - but even they will tire of carrying the load. As the old saying goes "The problem with socialism is - that sooner or later they run out of other peoples money."

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Just one more piece of evidence that California is destined for self-destruction. Unfortunately, I am now 74 years old, and that is too old to get out of here. I continually advise ALL 40-and-under residents to abandon this insanity. Not only is the Governor and bulk of the Legislature infatuated with illegal aliens, they also are intent on building a "bullet" railroad, wasting -- at the latest estimate -- over a hundred billion dollars. I have said, regarding "Sanctuaries", that, if cities, counties, states, do not want to be part of the United States, then the United States Government should cut them off of ALL federal funding.

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I've lived in Kalifornia for 70 years! WHY would ANY city/state WANT to encourage lawless people to live in their cities? IF I decided that Kalifornia is demanding too much of my income and decided to cut my Income Tax in half, I rather imagine that Brown and his cohorts in crime would object and then fine me, etc. So WHY are these morons confused by the DOJ action? It defies logic!

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Frank Elliott Written by Frank Elliott
August 15, 2017
Cities protecting criminals are not protecting their law abiding citizens. Their stance is not only a violation of existing federal laws, but also endangers the health and well being of those they have sworn to protect.
Dennis Ralph Written by Dennis Ralph
August 15, 2017
An illegal immigrant is not a citizen of our country, they have no standing' take no allegiance to our country or way of life. Law enforcement always calms it wants to establish trust with the Immigrant community. You can't have a relationship of trust with a community that has no allegiance to our country or way of life and builds their foundation of so called trust on a lie and believes it's ok to brake the laws our land. The first one being its against the law to come into this country without proper authority, Legal immigrants take an oath, ........
"I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God."
You need to work on the behalf of immigrants of this country who have sworn an oath to this country and its citizens to get criminal aliens out!
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Don Brown Written by Don Brown
August 15, 2017
Well put. Unfortunately, there are those that would insist on taking this oath with their hand on the Q'uran. Free license to lie, to further the Caliphate. It might also be tough to understand from some of the border crossers who don't speak a word of English. My spell checker tells me crossers is not a word, so if you don't understand what I mean, I can change it to illegal aliens.

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