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Cong Duncan D. Hunter will Re-Introduces His Bill Penalizing Sactuary Cities, Counties, and States For Violating Federal Immigration Laws
Joseph R. John
Today at 3:52 AM
In previous Congresses, Congressman Duncan D. Hunter, Maj-USMCR (R-CA-52), an endorsed Combat Veteran For Congress, repeatedly tried, without success, to get the Republican leadership in the House to support his legislation penalizing safe harbor sanctuary cities, counties, and states for violating Federal Immigration Laws. The below listed Breitbart News article, explains Cong Hunter’s proposed legislation, and provides information on the murder of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco, by Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez, a convicted criminal illegal alien who had 7 previous felony convictions, and had been deported from the United States 5 times.
The Obama administration, inept members of Congress on both sides of the isle, and the left of center liberal media establishment have been covering up the thousands of crimes committed by convicted criminal illegal aliens against American citizens in 300 + safe harbor sanctuary cities, counties, and states. Sanctuary policies are providing protection for Mexican drug cartels smuggling narcotics, violent criminal gangs from below the wide open southern border like MS-13, Mexican human smugglers, and convicted criminal illegal aliens whose presence in the USA has been harmful and dangerous to American citizens. Those foreign criminal illegal aliens migrate to, and operate in safe harbor sanctuary cities, counties, and states; they are, for the most part, immune from deportation by ICE and from arrest from local & state law enforcement officers. Local, county, state, and federal politicians who protect criminal illegal aliens, who have been injuring and killing American citizens every day throughout the nation, only view the victims of vicious crimes as “collateral damage” that are acceptable to them, because it would be politically incorrect to condemn them publically.
Congressman Hunter said in an interview that he will re-draft and re-introduce his bill penalizing sanctuary cities, counties, and states on Tuesday or Wednesday; the bill will amend the Immigration and Nationality Act. The bill will restrict funding to the estimated 300+ safe harbor sanctuary cities, counties, and states that have laws, policies, or procedure in place, that violate Federal Immigration Laws, and are preventing state and local law enforcement officers from gathering information, regarding the citizenship and immigration status of lawful or unlawful criminals and illegal immigrants.
Cong Hunter’s legislation would make cities, counties, and states with sanctuary policies, laws, or procedures that violate Federal Immigration Laws, ineligible to receive funding from the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP). The SCAAP reimburses cities, counties, and states for their cost of holding illegal aliens and convicted criminal illegal aliens. Once the bill being redrafted by Cong Hunter is finalized, it may also terminate other federal funding programs for cities, counties, and states that violate Federal Immigration Laws.
The Center for Immigration Studies published the below listed map revealing the counties, cities, and states where officials are defying U.S. Federal Immigration Laws
The above listed map reveals safe harbor sanctuary cities, counties, and states that ignore Federal Immigration Laws, and actively prevent U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from deporting illegal aliens, without ICE’s need to seek criminal warrants or convictions from federal, state, or local courts. Although Federal Law requires the Department of Justice to cooperate with ICE when Federal Immigration Laws are violated, for the past 6 and ½ years, the Department of Justice has never sued or taken any measures, including denying federal funds to any city, county, or state, when they violate Federal Immigration Laws. On the contrary, instead of taking action against over 300+ safe harbor sanctuary cities, counties, and states that violate Federal Immigrations Laws, the Obama administration has made it very difficult on cities, counties, and states who choose to obey Federal Immigration Laws and support ICE Agents in detaining and deporting Illegal Immigrants from the United States.
Different jurisdictions use different means to protect illegal aliens from lawful detention and deportation, in violation of Federal Immigration Laws. North Dakota is perhaps the most extreme in violating Federal Immigration Laws. North Dakota State policies forbid the state from honoring any ICE detainer, meaning that should local officers detain a suspected criminal illegal immigrant murderer or rapist, the local officers will not cooperate with Immigration or ICE officials, making deportation well-nigh impossible (Author Bryan Griffith & Marguerite Telford).
Cong Hunter said in a statement to Breitbart News, “States and cities that refuse to enforce Federal Immigration Laws, directly undermine enforcement efforts — and as recent events have shown —they present a real danger to citizens. If a state or one of its cities wants to call itself a sanctuary and deliberately ignores the law, then Congress shouldn’t hesitate to withhold federal funding until there is compliance,” Cong Hunter continued. “One program that most certainly should cease reimbursement is SCAAP, which is intended to mitigate the costs of incarceration, and extend to salaries and overtime. We should also look to other programs too, but there should be wide support for a response, such as this proposal, that exercises a Constitutional prerogative of Congress in order to uphold the law.”
Since he was first elected to Congress, Cong Hunter’s policies have mirrored those of President Reagan’s “Peace Through Strength” policies on national defense, he has tried to get the administration to fo0llow a “Don’t Tread On Me” foreign policy, and Cong Hunter has repeatedly voted to rein in the out-of-control federal spending by Congress. Cong Hunter stated, “I will continue to work hard for the values we share—-a strong national defense, a secure border, and limited government. While there will be lively debate in Congress over the direction we take on a variety of issues—if we stay true to our values, then together, we can build a bright future for our children and grandchildren.”
The true dangers inherent in the continued violation of Federal Immigrations Laws by Obama and Congress members of both parties, who refuse to close the wide open southern border, can’t be over emphasized. For the last 6 1/2 years, not only has Obama and the leaders in Congress failed to protect American citizens from murder and violent crimes by convicted criminal illegal aliens, they are responsible for allowing Radical Islamic ISIS Terrorist enter the United States. Obama’s fast track to US citizenship for UN Islamic Refugees, is so dysfunctional, that over 200 of those new Islamic refugees American citizens have joined ISIS, and are now killing Christians in Iraq.
The FBI has warned all Americans citizens, that ISIS is planning to kill thousands of Americans in multiple coordinated terrorist attacks. No other country in the world, including Mexico, has provided the freedoms for illegal aliens, that safe haven sanctuary cities, counties and states provide to illegal aliens in the US. No other country in the world would protect illegal criminal aliens from federal and local law enforcement officers, while they continue to commit crimes in their country, including murder.
We encourage you to share the above information with Americans citizens who are opposed to the over 300 safe harbot sancturay cities, counties, and states that violate Federal Immigration Laws, and by doing so, also violate the US Constitution. We also encourage you to contact your Congressmen and Senators and ask them to support Cong Hunter’s bill. Ever member of Congress who supports safe haven sanctuary policies and opposed Cong Hunter’s legislation should be voted out of office in the 2016 election.
Joseph R. John, USNA ‘62
Chairman, Combat Veterans For Congress PAC
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Cong Duncan D. Hunter will again introduce legislation targeting sanctuary cities,
Hunter’s bill would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to restrict funding to any state or locality that has in place a law, policy or procedure in contravention of federal immigration law, preventing “state or local law enforcement officials from gathering information regarding the citizenship or immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual.”
The legislation would make those cities with sanctuary policies or laws in place ineligible for State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) funding. SCAAP reimburses states and localities for the cost of holding illegal immigrants convicted of crimes.
“States and cities that refuse to enforce federal immigration laws directly undermine enforcement efforts and — as recent events have shown — present a real danger to citizens,” Hunter said in a statement to Breitbart News.
“If a state or one of its cities wants to call itself a sanctuary and deliberately ignore the law, then Congress shouldn’t hesitate to withhold federal funding until there’s compliance,” he continued. “One program that most certainly should cease reimbursement is SCAAP, which is intended to mitigate the costs of incarceration, and extend to salaries and overtime. And we should look to other programs too, but there should be wide support for a response, such as this proposal, that exercises a constitutional prerogative of Congress in order to uphold the law.”
The bill is still being drafted and could target additional funding once finalized. Hunter expected to officially introduce it Tuesday or Wednesday.
Hunter’s legislation comes on the heels of the shooting death of Kathryn Steinle by a five-time deported, seven-time convicted felon at a San Francisco pier.
The alleged shooter, Francisco Sanchez, has admitted to shooting the young woman and revealed that he chose the Golden Gate City because of its sanctuary city policies.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has pointed out that although the agency had a detainer on Sanchez from a March arrest, the San Francisco Police Department did not honor it and Sanchez was released.
“ICE places detainers on aliens arrested on criminal charges to ensure dangerous criminals are not released from prisons or jails into our communities,” ICE explained in a statement.
According to the Bureau of Justice Assistance, in Fiscal Year 2014 the state of California received $41.6 million in SCAAP funding.
The California Republican has introduced other iterations of the bill in past Congresses.