More than 100 suspected members of MS-13 and other gangs were released last year by sanctuary jurisdictions even though federal authorities had formally requested that they be held, according to newly released data from the Department of Homeland Security.
Matt Viser, deputy Washington bureau chief for the Boston Globe, tweeted Thursday that only 11 Syrian refugees have been admitted to the U.S. in 2018. Is that true?
President Donald Trump in late January offered to grant amnesty to 1.8 million young illegal immigrants brought to the country as minors in exchange for immigration enforcement that included a border wall, adopting a merit-based immigration system, and cracking down on sanctuary cities — issues many Democrats had voted for or voiced support for previously.
When one considers what Trump has actually done, there is a surprise: The wall may not be there, but neither is the welcome mat to illegal immigrants that President Barack Obama had put out. That’s progress.
A coalition of Democratic cities and states led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued the Trump administration Tuesday, claiming the addition of citizenship questions in the decennial census survey violates federal law and the Constitution.
The initiative would be on the ballot in California during the 2020 presidential election. “We’re launching a voter initiative to overturn SB 54, which is the sanctuary state law, and actually require law enforcement in California to cooperate with federal immigration authorities,” Rosenberg said.
“California put innocent Americans at the mercy of hardened criminals, hardened murderers in many cases,” Trump said Tuesday. “Democrats’ priority is to protect criminals, not to do what’s right for our country.”
A small California city has voted to exempt itself from a statewide sanctuary law, making it one of the few jurisdictions to formally reject the state’s resistance to President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda.
President Donald Trump examined border wall prototypes in San Diego on Tuesday, saying they would block 99 percent of illegal immigrants from entering the country.
The suit, at a general level, is a constitutional challenge to the state’s sanctuary laws. California has adopted laws that undermine powers the Constitution delegates to Congress exclusively, the Justice Department said.
The Department of Justice sued the state of California Tuesday for using so-called sanctuary laws to violate aspects of the U.S Constitution.