Attorney General Jeff Sessions just dropped the hammer on Democrats.
He’s cracking down on what could be the biggest threat the left poses to America.
Democrats are now realizing they are in big trouble.
Sessions has had enough of sanctuary cities.
These rogue jurisdictions refuse to enforce federal immigration law and allow illegal aliens to roam free.
One of Trump’s first moves in office was to issue an executive order cracking down on sanctuary cities.
But the Democrats who run these lawless outposts continued to defy the federal government.
Those days are over.
The Justice Department issued letters to 23 sanctuary cities demanding they turn over all records relating to their policies or else they will be subpoenaed.
If they continue to fail to comply, they will have their federal funds cut off.
“The Trump administration is escalating its fight with sanctuary cities and states, warning them that they could be hit with subpoenas if they don’t come clean about policies barring or discouraging officials from sharing information about undocumented immigrants in local custody.
The Justice Department sent letters Wednesday to 23 cities, counties and states demanding that they turn over all records of such policies or practices. If they fail to produce those materials, they could face a legally enforceable subpoena and — eventually — action to recover millions of dollars worth of federal grants.
“I continue to urge all jurisdictions under review to reconsider policies that place the safety of their communities and their residents at risk,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “Protecting criminal aliens from federal immigration authorities defies common sense and undermines the rule of law. We have seen too many examples of the threat to public safety represented by jurisdictions that actively thwart the federal government’s immigration enforcement — enough is enough.”
Among those on the receiving end of the letters: the states of California, Illinois and Oregon, as well as New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Denver.
All the jurisdictions getting the letters from Justice have been part of earlier demands for information on the same issue, but the latest missives represent an escalation both in tone and in threatening subpoenas.
“This is the next step in trying to determine if there’s anything else out there,” a senior Justice Department official told reporters Wednesday.”
Donald Trump won the election on the issue of cracking down on illegal immigration.
Keeping his word on this issue is key to maintaining his support.
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