California has a Sanctuary Law, otherwise known as an aggressive voter recruitment program for Democrats. It is probably in first place among states with such laws when it comes to generating controversy.
One might claim that this is due to the state’s enormous population and border with Mexico. On the other hand, it does have Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown as governor. That alone says volumes.
To explain the basics of legislation and jurisprudence to the left, we will point out that legislatures enact laws with the expectation that they will be enforced.
In other words, Congress passes a law, the president signs it, and law enforcement goes to work to apprehend violators. Eighth grade civics class for liberals is now over.
Acting ICE Director Tom Homan has had to explain this reality to Senators Feinstein and Harris of California. They are outraged that ICE is planning sweeps of their state to arrest illegals.
And that’s not all Homan had to explain. He pointed out that California’s Sanctuary Law is forcing ICE to expend more resources in California to enforce the laws enacted by Congress.
Acting ICE Director Tom Homan hit back Thursday at California’s Democratic senators, who criticized his agency over reports of planned immigration sweeps in the sanctuary state.
Local law enforcement officials have reportedly stated they will not assist ICE in raids aimed at apprehending 1,500 illegal immigrants in northern California.
California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris wrote a letter to the agency, asking for a briefing on the raids.
They argued the action would be ‘an abhorrent abuse of power’ and a diversion of resources to ‘score political points’ and ‘punish’ the state for its policies toward illegal immigrants.
There is so much wrong with what these two senators have said that it’s hard to know where to begin.
We’ve already covered the point that Homan and ICE are simply doing their jobs as mandated by Congress. That Feinstein and Harris don’t like the law is irrelevant.
“I didn’t think Congress was in the business of enacting laws they didn’t want law enforcement to enforce. … We enforce the laws that Congress enacted,’ he [Homan] said, adding that the state’s sanctuary law is ‘forcing’ him to devote more enforcement resources to California.”
That state law enforcement personnel are going to stand aside and do nothing to assist ICE is dereliction.
Some of these illegals being targeted are violent criminals.
Homan said the agency is going after illegal aliens who have been arrested previously, not ‘choir boys.’
One would think that for the good of the states’ citizens, Feinstein and Harris would want these criminals off the streets.
Then again, senators no doubt have security details, so they don’t have any skin in the game. Hence, they can play the political angle to the hilt, and unlike many of their constituents, sleep well at night.
Source: Fox News