By James Walsh
Newsmax.com, July 21, 2017
The flawed concepts of sanctuary cities and states being preached and practiced by well-funded progressives/anarchists can be traced most directly to the religious-oriented sanctuary movement of the 1980s.
That movement, also without legal standing, was designed to assist foreign nationals entering the U.S. illegally in their flight from civil wars in Central America. As it turned out, however, many of those illegal aliens assisted were Mexican nationals and others from around the globe who were at best seeking freedom and a new life or at worst seeking an opportunity to do America harm. The 1980s Movement led to the growth of Hispanic criminal gangs that now ravage American cities and states.
In June 2017, Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., said Chicago’s sanctuary policy isn’t about protecting illegal immigrants but about money. Chicago doesn’t have enough money to turn illegal immigrants over to the federal authorities — a strange observation. The senator ignores the fact of the Chicago gun violence — killings and shootings — are gang related.
The Chicago area gangs are mainly Hispanic criminal gangs. The Hispanic gangs are transnational and the members are illegal aliens from Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and San Salvador according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) data.
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In 2013, California lawmakers passed legislation that allowed illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses if they can prove to the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) their identity and state residency. The plan was one of the largest victories to date by the open borders lobby.… JOHN BINDER – BREITBART.com
Immigration Opinions, 7/28/17
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Sessions announced that state and local jurisdictions will lose access to certain federal law enforcement grants in 2017 if they prohibit officials from communicating with ICE, if they block ICE from interviewing jail inmates, and if they fail to notify ICE of the pending release of criminal aliens ICE is seeking to deport. These rules apply to the Byrne Justice Assistance Grants, which are the largest source of federal criminal justice funds for state, local, and tribal authorities; Trump has requested $380 million for 2018.
View the full text and map at: https://cis.org/Vaughan/AG-Sessions-Set-Block-Millions-Funding-Sanctuaries
View sanctuary maps at: https://cis.org/Map-Sanctuary-Cities-Counties-and-States
Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies and author of the analysis, notes, "The four largest Byrne/JAG grants in 2016, worth more than $10 million, all went to sanctuaries jurisdictions: New York City; Cook County, Ill.; the City of Los Angeles; and Philadelphia. The Department of Justice should cut them off unless they change their policies. Taxpayers should not be subsidizing local governments that interfere with immigration enforcement and endanger the public."
The Byrne/JAG grants are one of three programs now off-limits to sanctuaries. Last year, Rep. John Culberson, in his capacity as chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee that controls DOJ's budget, imposed requirements for basic compliance with the federal law on sanctuaries for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, which offers partial reimbursement for the costs of incarcerating illegal aliens, and the Community Oriented Policing grant program. A number of jurisdictions have changed their policies as a result.