BOOM! Justice Department Smacks Obama Down Over This Action

by Warner Todd Huston | July 31, 2016 5:17 pm

Many Democrat controlled big cities in the U.S. have proclaimed themselves “Sanctuary Cities” and under that illegal designation have refused to enforce our immigration laws. Even as Obama has turned a blind eye to these lawbreakers, the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Justice has now issued a report affirming that these cities are breaking the law and should have federal dollars earmarked for law enforcement withheld from them.

As Breitbart News reports[1]…

The Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) waited almost two months to release a report that finds that several jurisdictions are violating the law because of their sanctuary jurisdiction policies. “The Obama Administration,” says the chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and The National Interest, “has a plain duty to cut off law enforcement funds to any jurisdiction that violates this responsibility to ensure the deportation of criminal aliens.”

The public release of the report came after a vote on key legislation dealing with sanctuary jurisdictions.

“After a two-month delay, the Department of Justice’s Inspector General, its internal watchdog, has published a memorandum finding that the practices of sanctuary jurisdictions violate federal law. This opinion must bring an end to the excuses proffered by numerous Democratic leaders to defend the extreme and dangerous practices of sanctuary jurisdictions,” said U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) who serves as chairman of the subcommittee.

The Inspector General issued the memorandum on May 31st but it was posted to the website on July 28th. The memorandum was issued to the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs and reported that there were large states and localities whose operation of sanctuary jurisdiction policies violate federal law. These jurisdictions are receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in federal grant funds. These jurisdictions included Cook County, Illinois; New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the State of California.

“It is particularly frustrating that this memorandum was initially wrongfully marked as being ‘Law Enforcement Sensitive,’ and therefore not made available to the public. Notably, this memorandum was dated prior to a key Senate vote on Senator Toomey’s sanctuary jurisdiction legislation just a few weeks ago – legislation that would have ended this dangerous practice. Only two Democrats supported the legislation, all while this memorandum that makes clear the illegality of these policies was withheld from the public discourse,” the senator says in a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas.

The senator from Alabama called the Inspector General’s decision “sound,” and stated that the memorandum “firmly settles the question.”

Of course, anyone with half a brain would have understood that these Democrat controlled cities are breaking the law. It is patently obvious. In fact, they celebrate the fact that they are lawbreakers. But at least someone in Washington is now willing to tell the facts.

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