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California State Sheriffs' Association

California Sheriffs Request that Congress Stop Their ‘Sanctuary State’

By Rusty

Who knows better the detriment illegal immigration has on crime in their communities – law enforcement officials or politicians?

In the wake of far-left liberals in California turning their state into a ‘sanctuary,’ a group representing the best interests of sheriffs is calling on Congress to stop them.

‘America’s Sheriffs are saddened and disappointed that Governor Brown signed this reckless bill into law,’ reads a statement from the National Sheriffs’ Association Executive Director and CEO. ‘It is unfortunate that California’s law enforcement has become pawns in this political game, but they will continue to do their jobs diligently to protect their communities.’

Earlier this week, Governor Jerry Brown signed 11 immigration-related bills into law, including one which effectively makes the Golden State a sanctuary for law-breaking illegals.

The NSA, which has a membership of over 20,000 and represents over 3,000 sheriffs nationwide, is disgusted.

The group is imploring “leaders in Washington to take action and pass sensible legislation that would prevent careless legislation from hamstringing law enforcement and would give them the tools to combat dangerous policies like this.”

It’s unclear what Congress would be willing to do, as legislative failures have been plentiful since Republicans took power of all three branches of government.

The Washington Free Beacon reports that California sheriffs “have repeatedly predicted that the law will open the door to another high-profile tragedy similar to Kathryn ‘Kate’ Steinle’s death in 2015 at the hand of an illegal immigrant who had been deported a total of five times.”

Brown and California Democrats couldn’t have dishonored the death of Kate Steinle any more had they spit on her grave by taking these actions.

While Congress may not intervene, ICE recognizes that federal immigration laws trump state sanctuaries.

Acting ICE Director Tom Homan has already shown he has no intention of respecting ‘sanctuary’ legislation.

Just last month, teams of ICE enforcement officials detained nearly 500 illegal immigrantsfrom over 40 so-called ‘sanctuary cities.’

“Sanctuary jurisdictions that do not honor detainers or allow us access to jails and prisons are shielding criminal aliens,” Homan announced.

“If you’re in a sanctuary city, that’s where we send additional resources,” he said.

It appears a good portion of those resources should now head to the left coast.

First published at The Political Insider



 

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