It’s a thing almost unheard of today or, at least, it’s largely forgotten. The same government that spies on you and railroads prosecutions in cases that shouldn’t exist also assists some foreigners with breaking some laws. Justice, it is not. Rather, as John Whitehead explains, it resembles a police state, a place by and for the government and its owners.
But now a crazy idea is floating around; it apparently might even become actionable. The DOJ (yeah, that DOJ) is seriously considering charging “sanctuary” politicians with felonies.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts.
“The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Her confirmation came after California’s new sanctuary law went into effect Jan. 1, severely restricting cooperation the state or any of its localities could offer.
Though not mentioned in the above-linked article, the legal avenue is 18 USC 1324, which I’ve been talking about (at least thrice) for the past two years.
Any person who …
knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation …
[Or who] aids or abets the commission of any of the preceding acts,
shall be punished…
in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(ii), (iii), (iv), or (v)(II), be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both…
In some cases it’s up to 20 years in the clink. At least one California pol, San Fran Mayor Libby Schaaf, says she’s ready to go to jail so as to fully support the polyglot. That’s good; I think we’re ready for that too.
This possible development does little to reverse the decades of legal decline, but it is a refreshing potential start.
The heavens falling may well encompass a few elected rodents falling too.
Illegal alien sanctuary only. They don’t care about you, your money, your guns, your freedom, etc.