JUST IN: President Donald Trump just spoke out at a Pennsylvania rally to call on Congress to stop funding sanctuary cities.
The Daily Caller reported that he demanded that Congress stop giving money to cities that disobey federal immigration laws in an attempt to better protect American lives.
Trump: “I’m calling on Congress to stop funding sanctuary cities so we can save American lives.” pic.twitter.com/nTvUG3He80
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 11, 2018
“I’m calling on Congress to stop funding sanctuary cities so we can save American lives. The funding bill should not give precious and massive tax payer grants to cities aiding and abetting criminals,” Trump said. “It’s what they do.”
This comes after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan launched an investigation into Oakland, California Mayor Libby Schaaf for obstruction of justice because she warned illegal aliens of ICE raids in the area.
Schaaf has received over 1,000 “angry calls” since issuing the warning that saved around 800 illegal immigrants from arrest. ICE officials were still able to arrest 232 illegal aliens, most of whom were criminals, in the raids, yet they said 800 illegal immigrants evaded arrest thanks to Schaaf. The Oakland mayor proudly boasted afterwards, “I definitely consider myself part of the resistance.”
“What she did is no better than a gang lookout yelling ‘police’ when a police cruiser comes in the neighborhood, except she did it to a whole community,” Homan told “Fox & Friends.”
Homan also released a statement saying the raid had been meant to target “sanctuary cities” that limit cooperation between ICE and local law enforcement.
“Sanctuary jurisdictions like San Francisco and Oakland shield dangerous criminal aliens from federal law enforcement at the expense of public safety,” Homan said. “Because these jurisdictions prevent ICE from arresting criminal aliens in the secure confines of a jail, they also force ICE officers to make more arrests out in the community, which poses increased risks for law enforcement and the public.”
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