DHS Moves Against Sanctuary City Leaders

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Leaders of sanctuary cities may soon be facing serious legal consequences, as noted by The Daily Wire.

Cracking Down on Sanctuary Cities

At the behest of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, the Department of Justice is now looking into taking legal action against leaders of sanctuary cities who refuse to abide by immigration laws.

The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” affirmed Nielsen. The DHS Secretary also stated that sanctuary city leaders are inherently placing ICE officials in potential harms’ way by failing to cooperate.

Nielsen’s decision follows after California officially became a “sanctuary state” on January 1, 2018. This enactment engendered strong criticism from conservative critics who noted what they view as the pitfalls of states enabling and harboring illegal immigrants.

Acting Director of ICE Tom Homan also supports the DHS Secretary’s stance against sanctuary city leaders. On January 2, Homan told Fox News that politicians who enable illegal immigration deserve accountability for forthcoming acts of lawlessness: