Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Why Is No One Pointing Out That Sanctuary Cities Blatantly Violate This Federal Law?

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Securing the nation's borders and protecting the nation's sovereignty against those who would violate it is, perhaps above anything else, the singular most important function of the federal government. After all, in the 2012 Supreme Court case of Arizona v. United States, Justice Antonin Scalia powerfully described "the power to exclude from the sovereign’s territory people who have no right to be there" as "the defining characteristic of sovereignty." Illegal immigration, furthermore, manifests itself across countless issues affecting the body politic: National security, crime, drugs, public health, cultural assimilation, and the health of the public fisc.
But what happens when the federal government's unwillingness to defend its sovereignty is coupled with the federal government's unwillingness to defend the Supremacy Clause of Article VI of the U.S. Constitution — that the "Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof ... shall be the supreme law of the land?"
Every single day across America, sundry sanctuary jurisdictions harbor illegal aliens — often violent criminal ones — and fail to honor detainer requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). As ICE explains on its website, detainers "provide notice of [ICE's] intent to assume custody of an individual detained in federal, state, or local custody" and are typically "placed on aliens arrested on criminal charges for whom ICE possesses probable cause to believe ... are removable from the United States." The results of local law enforcement agencies failing to honor ICE detainers, from a public safety and sovereignty protection perspective, are often predictably disastrous. But what seems to be an under-covered aspect of the sanctuary cities phenomenon is how blatantly illegal the practice is under existing federal statute.
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