By: Brian Evans
On Wednesday, the Federal Appeals Court handed the Trump Administration a MAJOR WIN against the out-of-control illegal alien sanctuaries who have refused to cooperate with federal immigration authorities and actually helped illegal aliens and criminals to evade law enforcement authorities.
Fox News reported…
A federal appeals court on Wednesday handed a major win to the Trump administration in its fight against “sanctuary” jurisdictions, ruling that it can deny grant money to states that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York overturned a lower court ruling that stopped the administration’s 2017 move to withhold grant money from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, which dispenses over $250 million a year to state and local criminal justice efforts.
A Department of Justice Spokesman responded to the decision by stating…
“Today’s decision rightfully recognizes the lawful authority of the Attorney General to ensure that Department of Justice grant recipients are not at the same time thwarting federal law enforcement priorities. The grant conditions here require states and cities that receive DOJ grants to share information about criminals in custody. The federal government uses this information to enforce national immigration laws–policies supported by successive Democrat and Republican administrations. All Americans will benefit from increased public safety as this Administration is able to implement its lawful immigration and public safety policies.”
Fox News added…
The latest decision conflicts with rulings from other appeals courts across the country concerning sanctuary policies, indicating a Supreme Court review is ultimately likely.
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals stated…
“These conditions help the federal government enforce national immigration laws and policies supported by successive Democratic and Republican administrations. But more to the authorization point, they ensure that applicants satisfy particular statutory grant requirements imposed by Congress and subject to Attorney General oversight.”
Already, in July of last year, after the city of Los Angeles previously sued the Trump Administration for denying it $3 million in federal funds, due to the cities refusal to allow federal authorities to enforce immigration laws within their declared sanctuary for illegals city!
Then, the notoriously left-wing 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Los Angeles this week, and in favor of the Trump Administrations’ efforts to demand that the left-wing run city allows the federal government to do their job!
The Hill reported:
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled in favor of the Trump administration’s efforts to prioritize federal dollars for local policing to towns and cities that complied with certain immigration policies.
The ruling, a split 2-1 decision, said the Department of Justice (DOJ) was within its rights to withhold Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grants from sanctuary cities and states over their refusal to work with federal immigration enforcement authorities and instead prioritize agencies that focused on unauthorized immigration and agreed to give Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) access to jail records and immigrants in custody.
The city of Los Angeles first sued the administration after it was denied a $3 million grant on the grounds that it did not receive the money because it did not focus on immigration for its community policing grant application. The decision reversed a district court’s ruling.
“The panel rejected Los Angeles’s argument that DOJ’s practice of giving additional consideration to applicants that choose to further the two specified federal goals violated the Constitution’s Spending Clause,” wrote Judge Sandra Ikuta, joined by Judge Jay Bybee.
Conservative Candice Owens celebrated the win, as she pointed out how sanctuary city policies are racist in their intent…
Sadly, today, rather than helping Americans or Veterans to have access to medical care, a warm bed, or even a hot meal with clean water, Sanctuary cities have become welcome centers for illegal aliens, investing the taxpayer’s money into protecting and financing illegal immigration, rather than providing the much-needed help and assistance that the homeless need!
Democrats had long called for open borders, but when President Trump threatened to bus border crossers and illegal aliens into sanctuary cities and into states, like California, as the holding facilities for illegals have become filled to capacity, with thousands more being arrested daily, a number of Democrats, Hollywood actors and producers, and the Mainstream Media cried foul, as they voiced their concerns over the diseases and exorbitant costs that would befall upon their communities and neighborhoods!
However, some Democrat mayors across the country in New York City, Oakland, California, and Chicago, Illinois, all began encouraging dropping the illegal aliens off in their communities and neighborhoods, rather than addressing the problems of citizens and veterans in their communities, who were already there.
Ultimately, as the President continues to cut off the flow of illegal immigration at the border by constructing a border wall barricade that is filled with high tech sensors, high fencing, surveillance equipment, and other security elements, the vast numbers that were crossing is dropping substantially! In addition, as the Administration is allowed to finally do their job and arrest and deport illegals and criminals, America will finally be on track to becoming a safe, secure, and prosperous America!
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The ruling marks a key win for the administration in its efforts to crack down on the continued use of “sanctuary” policies that limit local law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration authorities in order to shield illegal immigrants from deportation.
Such policies generally forbid local law enforcement from honoring detainers — requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that they be alerted to of an illegal immigrant’s release from custody so they can be be picked up by ICE and put through deportation proceedings.
Proponents of the policies claim it makes cities safer because it encourages illegal immigrants to cooperate with police without fear of deportation. But the Trump administration has been relentlessly pushing back by highlighting cases in which criminals are released onto the streets only to re-offend.
It has also deployed a series of measures to combat the practice, including deploying elite Border Patrol agents to sanctuary cities to help ICE track down and detain illegal immigrants.
The Justice Department recently announced a slew of measures, and President Trump has called on Congress to pass legislation that would allow victims of crimes committed by illegal immigrants to sue sanctuary cities and states.
“Not one more American life should be stolen by sanctuary cities; they’re all over the place and a lot of people don’t want them,” Trump said at the State of the Union address this month.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.