Tag: sanctuary Cities

Expect Major Tax Hikes in Sanctuary Cities Starting 10/1

You have been warned!

Sanctuary Cities are schedule to lose billions of dollars in federal tax dollars if they continue to ignore, and break federal immigration law.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is gearing up to play a greater role in immigration enforcement.

Sessions recent visit to Nogales, Arizona, was significant because it is at the center of the illegal alien superhighway into Arizona.  The porous Tohono O’odhom Indian Reservation to the west, Tucson is one hour to the north, and the long, flat border that runs over a hundred miles to the east to the New Mexico border, close to the location where U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in 2010 by smugglers.

He made his case, calling for increased prosecutions of illegal immigrants, pressuring U.S. attorneys to prioritize cases against criminal migrants.

Sessions, a long-time advocate for tougher immigration enforcement, told ICE agents at the Port of Nogales, that more illegal aliens should be prosecuted as criminals.

Sessions made the visit to highlight his focus on enforcing federal immigration laws as dozens of U.S. cities try to shield illegal aliens from stepped-up prosecution and deportation efforts.

“Why are we doing this?” Sessions asked, “Because it is what the duly enacted laws of the United States require.”

Sanctuary Cities that persist in ignoring federal immigration authorities have been told by Sessions that they risk losing federal grant money. Seattle, Washington and its Mayor Ed Murray are suing, calling the Executive Order punishing Sanctuary Cities, unconstitutional.

The Trump administration has threatened to cut off U.S. Justice Department grants to so-called sanctuary cities that fail to assist federal immigration authorities.

Police in such cities have argued that targeting illegal migrants is an improper use of law enforcement resources. Sessions has said a failure to deport aliens convicted of criminal offenses puts whole communities at risk.

Under U.S. law, anyone who harbors or transports an undocumented immigrant, has crossed the border illegally two or more times, resists an immigration officer’s arrest or commits travel document fraud is subject to criminal prosecution.

This drama, with all the feet stomping temper tantrums, is going to play out for the next six months.  The new fiscal year for the federal government begins on October 1, at which time it is expected that federal money to sanctuary cities, counties, states, colleges, etc. will be stopped.

We are talking about Billions of federal tax dollars that will cease to flow to recipients who refuse to help enforce federal immigration law.  And that presents a problem to local government bureaucrats.  Knowing that most bureaucracies are incapable of cutting budgets, the money will have to be found elsewhere, and we know the state and local governments will be looking at the pockets of their taxpayers to make up for the lost federal money.

Expect tax increases to be part of the legislative agenda around the country this year, as elected officials (Democrats) move to fill the substantial gap in their funding when federal money is cut off.

Expect increases in the state income tax, state and local sales tax, gasoline tax, property tax, estate taxes.  Expect bond issues to be suggested to keep the bureaucracy funded, heaping even more debt on future generations.

And with the tax hikes, will come another reality of the result of supporting illegal aliens and thumbing one’s nose at federal law enforcement.

Sanctuary City status will then become more than just an item of debate to most workers, voters,and taxpayers.  When they learn they are paying even more taxes to support illegal aliens, perhaps we will see some pushback against the lawless bureaucrats.

If you happen to be a tax paying citizen living in a sanctuary State or City it would be in your best interest to start calling your congressmen and banning together to fight against these lawless Democrats. Fight to have your voice heard as a legal American Citizen and demand that you be put first before any illegal, or you will soon pay dearly in massive state and local tax hikes.

NJ Gov Plans new Agency for ‘Defensive Protection’ of Illegal Aliens

When former Ambassador to Germany Phil Murphy officially takes office on Tuesday as New Jersey’s next governor, he plans to install a tax-payer funded state agency geared toward aiding illegal aliens, the Washington Post reported.

Murphy, a Democrat who held the ambassador post under Obama after several years as a Goldman Sachs executive, said the agency would be called “the Office of Immigrant Defensive Protection”.

Murphy previously vowed to make New Jersey a sanctuary state if President Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“DREAMers… are every bit as American as my four kids,” he said at a debate with outgoing Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R) in Newark.

“We will stand up to this president. If need be, we will be a sanctuary not just city but state. This is America… Mr. President, not in the state of New Jersey,” he said at the time.

Murphy told the Post the new agency will be an office that undocumented immigrants could “call with questions about their status.”

“The rumors that swirl around communities are extraordinary, and it’s literally hard to get, particularly if you’re undocumented, the right answer to your question. That’s when people go back into the shadows,” he said.

Murphy said that he thought the term “sanctuary” had become tainted as a political “buzzword” – saying he preferred the term “welcoming.”

The Post reported Murphy supports offering state identification, driver’s licenses and education-related financial aid to illegal immigrants.

He said he also supports legalizing marijuana and raising the minimum wage, adding that he wants the Garden State to become a “progressive beacon.”

His long-held opposition to the Trump agenda gained him headlines for comparing the New Yorker’s presidency to Germany in the 1920s and opposing the tax reform bill.

Asked why he hasn’t moderated from his left-wing views since his election against outgoing Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) deputy, Murphy responded, “Let me tell you the secret. I believed what I said in the primary.”

DOJ threatens to cut California’s funding over sanctuary state law 

Sanctuary Cities must be stopped!. 

The DOJ has issued California another strict warning on Wednesday, demanding it end its sanctuary state status or remain in violation of federal law and potentially lose millions of dollars in federal funds.
Last month, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a so-called “sanctuary state” bill which basically erects a wall between California law enforcement and federal immigration enforcement officers. The bill forbids California cops from providing release and other information that isn’t publicly available in response to a request for notification from federal law enforcement.

The government has been pushing for notification from local authorities about when they have an undocumented immigrant in custody who has committed a crime, saying to withhold that information, and then release that person onto the streets is putting local communities in danger.
Supporters argue that sanctuary policies allow local and state law enforcement officers to build crucial relationships with immigrant communities. Critics say not turning over people living in the country illegally puts the public in danger. 

Wednesday’s letter urges California to comply with federal statute (8 USC 1373) which bars local jurisdictions from limiting communication with federal law enforcement about a person’s immigration status or whereabouts. The letter states that California’s new law (SB54) “May violate,” 1373.
DOJ Officials state that this situation could result with future federal grants being withheld from California, that threat has been a common trend in this ongoing story. DOJ officials also say they could take back funds already given to California. 
For instance California received more than $18 million in federal grants from the DOJ in 2016, funds DOJ officials say could be subject to a clawback. 
“In early October, the State of California codified into law a requirement that local police release criminal aliens back onto our streets. This law undermines public safety and national security, was opposed by law enforcement, and potentially violates federal law,” said DOJ spokesman Devin O’Malley. “The abandonment of the rule of law evades all common sense, especially given the multiple high-profile incidents that have occurred in California as a result of similar policies. The Justice Department urges California to reconsider these so-called ‘sanctuary policies.’”