Yesterday, President Trump issued his first pardon. He pardoned former-Maricopa County Sherriff Joe Arpaio. One of the reasons that Arpaio was charged with criminal contempt was because he violated a judge's order and continued to notify the Federal government when he captured illegal aliens. Basically, one liberal judge wanted Arpaio to become a sanctuary county. When he refused, the Obama Justice Dept. went after him.
Sanctuary cities are a scourge in this country. Just last week, we were reminded of this yet again.
Santa Rosa is a sanctuary city in California. On August 3, Santa Rosa police apprehended an illegal alien named Nery Israel Estrada-Margos for beating his girlfriend. As soon as his name was entered into the system, ICE recognized he was a violent illegal alien and filed paperwork to have Santa Rosa police hold him until federal agents could take possession of the suspect.
Santa Rosa refused ICE's request. They notified federal agents, but only gave them 16 minutes notice before he was released. Since the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office is 60-miles away, it was physically impossible for the feds to get there in time. Liberals laughed when the agents got there hours late.
Well, Estrada-Margos is back behind bars now. On August 18, just two weeks after being released, he was arrested once again. Except, instead of just beating his girlfriend, this time he murdered her…
This sanctuary city law got this woman murdered.
President Trump's plan to defund sanctuary cities is simple: if they won't cooperate with federal law enforcement, then they lose federal grants.
Here's the problem. Right now, they are only allowed to withhold a tiny amount of funding.
Take Chicago as an example. Under current law, the administration would able to withhold a few million dollars because of the city's sanctuary status. The Trump administration wants Congress to increase it so that they can withhold alll 1.3 billion of Federal grants if Chicago doesn't shape up. They need to add "strings" to the budget. If a city doesn't cooperate with federal law enforcement, then they would lose all their funding.
This would be a deathblow to the sanctuary city movement!
Innocent people continue to perish because these liberal cities value illegal alien criminals over innocent Americans. Enough is enough.
Everything we have fought for comes down to this. Congress is coming back into session and they have just days to pass the next budget.
The RINOs want a "clean" budget. If they get their way, sanctuary cities will remain funded for the next year. Innocent people will continue to die at the altar of political correctness.
You CANNOT allow that to happen!
Don't let the GOP cowards keep these sanctuary cities funded!