If you haven’t been keeping track of what’s going on in the battle of sanctuary cities vs. the federal government, then it may come to a surprise to you to learn that one state took things even further and recently voted to make their entire state a sanctuary state.
That law just went into effect this week. And, needless to say, the acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Thomas Homan, wasn’t happy about it.
He even had a blunt message to send to the governor of the state, telling him he “better hold on tight.” And just who was this message for?
If you guessed Governor Jerry Brown and the great state of California, then you would be right.
Gov. Brown claims that the new law will protect illegal immigrants, but he doesn’t seem too concerned about his own Californians.
According to Fox news, Director Homan said that rank-and-file police officers are opposed to the new measure and that Brown’s administration didn’t consult them before approving the law.
“If [Brown] thinks he is protecting the community, he’s doing quite the opposite,” Homan said. “[Brown] is knowingly putting law enforcement at risk.
“There’s no sanctuary from law enforcement,” he said. “California better hold on tight – they’re about to see a lot more deportation officers. If politicians don’t protect their communities then ICE will.”
Homan continued to point out that Gov. Brown doesn’t realize what he has gotten himself into with this new sanctuary state law. He claims that it will be a lure to illegal immigrant smuggling rings and attract all kinds of problems for the state.
This information from Director Homan should worry the residents of California. But, he has even more bad news that should worry Gov. Jerry Brown even more.
Homan said that Brown and other sanctuary-jurisdiction leaders may have violated 8 U.S. Code § 1324 – relating to “harboring certain aliens.”
He said he hopes the Justice Department will look into whether officials can be criminally charged under the statute.
According to text of the federal law cited by Homan, any person “knowing… the fact that an alien has come to… the United States in violation of the law, conceals, harbors or shields from detection… such [an] alien in any place” can face fines and/or up to several years in prison.
Let’s just hope that the Justice Department does look into this because most Americans would be happy to see Gov. Brown behind bars.
Source: Fox News