When the Justice Department’s Inspector General (IG) found that the entire “sanctuary cities” policy was totally and completely illegal, the Obama Administration could not let that out.
Especially not when the Senate was facing a vote to end the practice. So they hid it.
They marked it “Law Enforcement Sensitive,” and didn’t allow the report to see the light of day for months.
The IG’s office found that the practice of not cooperating with federal immigration officials and holding onto illegal alien criminal suspects for deportation was a violation of federal law. This is a practice done by liberal cities like San Francisco and Philadelphia, liberal counties like Cook County, Illinois, and entire states like California., Breitbart is reporting.
The IG’s memorandum was issued on May 31, but wasn’t posted to the oig.justice.gov website until July 28.
“It is particularly frustrating that this memorandum was initially wrongfully marked as being ‘Law Enforcement Sensitive,’ and therefore not made available to the public. Notably, this memorandum was dated prior to a key Senate vote on Senator Toomey’s sanctuary jurisdiction legislation just a few weeks ago – legislation that would have ended this dangerous practice. Only two Democrats supported the legislation, all while this memorandum that makes clear the illegality of these policies was withheld from the public discourse,” the senator says in a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas.
“It is a simple fact that aliens lawfully here, and of course those unlawfully here, must be deported promptly upon their conviction for criminal offenses. Failure to do so places whole communities at risk, especially immigrant communities in those sanctuary jurisdictions. Yet the Obama Administration has been totally ineffective in confronting these policies that dramatically undermine the enforcement of our immigration laws. Too often, we have heard comments such as ‘sanctuary cities have a place in America’ to justify this unjustifiable practice. The Obama Administration has a plain duty to cut off law enforcement funds to any jurisdiction that violates this responsibility to ensure the deportation of criminal aliens,” Sessions said..
“Now, the law and the American people demand that this Administration cease its acquiescence in this illegality. The Obama Administration must immediately take action to withhold significant federal law enforcement funding for these offending jurisdictions.”
Back in 2010, the Obama Administration said they were not going to pursue “sanctuary cities” who ignore federal immigration law because they’re merely ignoring federal law and not “actively interfering” (Yes, they actually said that!)
Hillary Clinton is a big supporter of Sanctuary cities. Back in 2007, she said: “If local law enforcement begins to act like immigration officers what that means is that you will have people not reporting crimes. You will have people hiding from the police. And I think that is a real direct threat to the personal safety and security of all the citizens. So this is a result of the failure of the federal government and that’s where it needs to be fixed.”
Breitbart News’ Tom Tancredo reported on July 9, 2016, “If allowing 200,000 criminal aliens to escape deportation sounds like a good idea to you, you should be wearing a Hillary for President button.” “On immigration law enforcement, instead of a ‘zero tolerance’ policy we have a zero worry policy. Instead of ‘see something, say something,’ we now have ‘see nothing, say nothing.’” He added, “This is the policy Hillary Clinton embraces, cheers and celebrates. If she becomes President Clinton, we will no longer be debating what to do about Sanctuary Cities. We will have become a Sanctuary Nation.”