DHS Is Planning To Arrest Sanctuary City Leaders

Having been grilled by Democratic lawmakers over her recollections of a White House meeting in which President Trump described some poor nations sending immigrants to the United States as "shithole countries," Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen dropped a potentially even bigger tape-bomb.

The Hill reports that Nielsen testified she did not recall Trump saying “shithole countries” while she spoke under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee. She described the meeting as heated and said many people in the room used coarse language.

“I don't remember the specific words [Trump used],” Nielsen said under questioning from Durbin. “What I was struck with, frankly as I'm sure you were as well, was the general profanity that was used in the room by almost everyone.”

But then Nielsen shocked more than a few Democratic leaders across the nation, who appear to have grown accustomed to living beyond the law.

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According to The Washington Times, Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts.

“The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Her confirmation came after California’s new sanctuary law went into effect Jan. 1, severely restricting cooperation the state or any of its localities could offer.

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan says those policies put his officers and local communities at more risk because they have to arrest illegal immigrants out in the community.

Mr. Homan told The Washington Times last July that he wanted to see local officials charged as complicit in human smuggling if they shielded illegal immigrants through sanctuary policies. Mr. Homan repeated that demand in an interview with Fox News earlier this year, setting off a firestorm of criticism.

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Moe-Monay JimmyJones Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:50 Permalink

Trumpo starts arresting these assholes and he guarantees his 2020 reelection.

Seems like this "trafficking" thing might lead to some asset seizures if I read that executive order correctly.  Whopsadaisy.

Not that I like that forfeiture stuff but the whining of lefties would be delicious nonetheless.  Likely it will be used by later presidents in insidious fashions.  But then they'll do it with or without Trump.

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Bes tmosley Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:28 Permalink

INSTEAD OF ARRESTING Wall Street Gangsters?

and MIC Corrupt Officers?

and Zionist Traitors?

hahahahaha!

blaming immigrants, letting oligarchs off the hook for hundreds of years.  works like a charm. 

TRUMP is too PUSSY to go after the real meat, so he plays on easy street. 

fucking pathetic

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Mr. Universe IH8OBAMA Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:25 Permalink

What is it called when those elected to represent the voters who put him in office, instead, works against them?

I stand behind every word that I said in terms of that meeting. I’m focused on one thing — not that meeting — but on making sure that those who are being protected by DACA and eligible for the DREAM Act have a future in America. I am focused on that full time -Dick Durban

Nice that the senator has admitted his treason, lock him up.

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Mr. Universe Bes Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:44 Permalink

Donald arresting his Wall St. buddies, MIC cohorts and Zionist traitors? Not happening. Sad but what we have is an internal conflict of various factions of the Deep State.

If he arrests Jerry Brown and his La Raza support team, then I'm all in. Illegal immigration is blight on our landscape and indeed has been powered by the oligarchs. I suppose the lesson here is change will not happen overnight and expecting one flawed individual to undo in 4 years what has taken centuries to accomplish is not realistic, but we can hope.

 

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swmnguy Bes Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:15 Permalink

This is just media showboating for the Breitbart crowd.  They'll have to repeal the 10th Amendment and completely undo Federalism to do this.  

Maybe lightweights like Trump and Nielsen actually think the Federal Government can force cities and states to carry out Federal tasks, but nobody in the legal profession thinks that.

The hilarious part is how these poseurs have gotten their sycophants to think they're Conservative in any way, shape or form, when they spout this kind of Royalist horseshit.

And of course the fools lap it up and consider their militant ignorance of American principles to be "patriotic," or however the flatter themselves.

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Snípéir_Ag_Obair True Blue Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:41 Permalink

True Blue, you ignorant slut -  you are absolutely wrong here because the issue is whether the feds can force state officials to enforce federal law.

They can’t.  This isn’t at all a close question, and it is fucking embarrassing how few of the fuckin’ Libertarian In Name Only Breitbart shitheads don’t understand the basics of states rights.

 

http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2013/12/28/states-dont-have-to-comply-t…

 

 

 

Sad.

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Ms. Erable tmosley Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:40 Permalink

Arrest these fucksticks, deny bail as flight risks, convict, incarcerate, and bar from ever holding public office in the future. Also charge them with aiding and abetting known felons, obstruction of justice, and as accomplices to the crimes committed by each and every illegal dirtbag within their jurisdiction during their tenure in office.

After this, revoke any citizenship granted as a result of anchor babies, chain migration, and political asylum loopholes.

Once the trash has been taken out, maybe the rest of us can find a way to fix the government's mess without too much bloodshed*.

 

*If you're a politician, political lackey, or public sector employee, I'm relatively sure that 5-10% of you won't have a noose with your name on it. Maybe.

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