Yet another local government is moving toward limiting immigration law enforcement and creating a “sanctuary” for illegal aliens. Northampton County, Pennsylvania, with pressure from the ACLU and other pro-illegal alien groups, is reacting to the arrest of an illegal alien from Guatemala by implementing a new policy.
Franklin Urrutia-Cordon, a Guatemalan citizen who entered the United States illegally in 2007, pleaded guilty to a 2017 drunken driving case when the ICE agent approached him in a courthouse hallway. He was arrested by ICE at the Courthouse on Monday, March 2, creating a “shock” among some local people.
Green County, Missouri, is debating whether to become a “sanctuary city” to “protect” illegal immigrants from being deported. But what part of the word “ILLEGAL” don’t some people understand?
Local law enforcement opposes the idea. Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott says, “I think if you are here illegally in the United States, then you need to abide by the laws, and you need to be punished. The sanctuary city issue is they protect them. And they don’t allow their police to go after and identify these people.”
In a tremendous victory for the Trump Administration and immigration law enforcement, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday, Feb. 26 that the Justice Department has the power under the law to withhold federal grant money from sanctuary communities that refuse to share information and cooperate with ICE.
The decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stands in contrast to rulings by several other courts and could make the sanctuary issue ripe for a Supreme Court challenge.
The liberal 9th Circuit Court ruled against two Trump administration immigration policies on Friday, Feb. 28, but they almost immediately suspended its ruling in the name of border safety. In the meantime, U.S. authorities had to close the Ciudad Juarez-El Paso border bridge, also on Friday, after more than a hundred mostly Cuban migrants tried to cross in response to a court ruling suspending an asylum policy.
The Trump policies are to control immigration. However, the liberal activist judges on the 9th Circuit Courts seem to undermine law and order.
“Guilt” as an emotion has been weaponized by the leftist/liberals who want to promote their agenda and undermine law and order.
San Antonio Democrat congressman Joaquin Castro and several House Democrats crossed the U.S/Mexico border and visited the tent camps of migrants on Friday, Jan.17. They condemned President Trump and his immigration and border security policies while sympathizing with the "migrants."
Castro, who is also chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, wrote on Twitter, "Just left the border. We were able to get a young girl with a heart defect and Down's Syndrome allowed into the United States with her family while their asylum claim is considered. She had been denied yesterday.”