Friday, June 23, 2017

Justice Department seeks to argue in favor of Texas’ ‘sanctuary cities’ ban

The U.S. attorney general’s office on Friday filed a motion stating that Trump administration lawyers will argue in favor of the ‘sanctuary cities’ ban Senate Bill 4 in a San Antonio court on Monday. “President Trump has made a commitment to keep America safe and to ensure cooperation with federal immigration laws,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a news release. “Texas has admirably followed his lead by mandating state-wide cooperation with federal immigration laws that require the removal of illegal aliens who have committed crimes.” Numerous Texas cities, including Austin, have sued the state in an attempt to block the implementation of SB 4, which is set to take effect on Sept. 1. The Department of Justice on Monday notified many of the players in the lawsuit of their intentions to appear at Monday’s hearing. “The Department of Justice fully supports Texas’s effort and is participating in this lawsuit because of the strong federal interest in facilitating the state and local cooperation that is critical in enforcing our nation’s immigration laws,” Sessions said. SB 4 creates civil and criminal penalties for police and elected officials if they block cooperation with requests to hold local inmates suspected of illegal immigration. Provisions in the law include steep fines for violators and removal from office.

  Because, you know, Leviticus 19:33-34 and 24:22 "When the alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.” Don't Tweet?  

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