The Justice Department has issued out 23 letters to “sanctuary cities” this week DEMANDING being kept in the loop on their level of cooperation with ICE agents.
These have been sent to, among others, the states of California, Illinois and Oregon, and the cities of New York and Albany, N.Y.; Berkeley, Los Angeles and Fremont, Calif.; Burlington, Vt.; Jackson, Miss.; Lawrence, Mass.; Louisville, Ky., and West Palm Beach, Fla.
Cook County, Ill., Bernalillo County, N.M., King County, Wash., and Monterey, Sonoma and Sacramento counties, Calif, also received the letter, as did the city-counties of Denver and San Francisco.
In the letter, the DOJ threatens subpoenas as well as officially ending federal grant funds if they do not comply with their given orders.
Many of the leadership of some of these locations have been rather critical of Trump and this anti-DACA move.
De Blasio tweeted he was withdrawing from the meeting.
“I will NOT be attending today’s meeting at the White House after @realDonaldTrump’s Department of Justice decided to renew their racist assault on our immigrant communities. It doesn’t make us safer and it violates America’s core values,” NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio.
A spokesperson for Greg Fischer, Louisville Mayor, stated that he will attend the meeting with President Donald Trump but made sure to mention that he disagrees with the administrations threat of a subpoena.
“This notice today is insisting that people send proof that they are in compliance with federal law, and I would bet that many of us up here have already done that,” Fischer told reporters. “So perhaps the mailbox at DOJ should be checked.”
“An attack on one of our cities’ mayors who is following the Constitution is an attack on all of us. I will not be attending that meeting,” he said.
IT’S ABOUT DANG TIME WE SAW SOME POSITIVE MOVEMENT FROM THE DOJ AND NOT JUST B.S.