Ernest Luning reports: A Colorado Springs Republican wants victims of what he calls “sanctuary city policies” to be able to file lawsuits and lodge criminal complaints against the “lawless politicians” who put the policies in place.
State Rep. Dave Williams said Monday he plans to introduce “The Colorado Politician Accountability Act” this week, legislation aimed at holding officials criminally liable for the “carnage” committed by some immigrants.
“If being a ‘sanctuary city’ means that we value taking care of one another and welcoming refugees and immigrants, then I welcome the title.”
“As the first Latino elected to Colorado House District 15,” said Williams, who was first elected to the heavily Republican district in November, in a statement, “I think it’s important that we do all we can to uphold the rule of law and ensure all communities, regardless of race or ethnicity, are protected from dangerous policies that are forced on us by radical, out-of-touch politicians who continually sell out to an unlawful agenda that increases the number of criminals, and needless deaths among our fellow citizens.”
“It’s beyond any reasonable thought as to why the Democrats, along with Mayor Hancock, would continue to not only act outside the law, which they swore to uphold but also enjoy immunity from their reckless decision to place Coloradans in danger because of the sanctuary city policies that they created and continue to implement.”
Announcing the bill, Williams took aim at Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, who said in a video posted online Friday that he was fine with calling Denver a “sanctuary city.”
“If being a ‘sanctuary city’ means that we value taking care of one another and welcoming refugees and immigrants, then I welcome the title,” Hancock said. Read the rest of this entry »
[VIDEO] White House Press Briefing: Trump Administration Will ‘Strip Federal Grant Money from Sanctuary States and Cities’ that Harbor
Posted: January 25, 2017 | |
Undocumented Illegal Immigrants
White House Press Briefing FULL 1/25/17 President Donald Trump‘s Press Secretary Sean Spicer White House Press Briefing FULL 1/25/17 President Donald Trump’s Press Secretary Sean Spicer President Donald Trump Wednesday moved to strip Chicago of federal funds, making good on a campaign promise to withhold aid from cities that protect undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has repeatedly vowed to remain a sanctuary city despite Trump’s threat — which he said Nov. 16 that he did not expect the Republican politician to fulfill, expecting him to find “other priorities” once in the White House.
It is unclear what the move will mean for Chicago’s budget, or whether it would be approved by Congress.
In a Wednesday news conference, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the administration will “target illegal immigrants for removal” and “strip federal grant money from sanctuary states and cities that harbor illegal immigrants.” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced Wednesday that President Donald Trump will strip federal funding from so-called sanctuary cities like Philadelphia. Read the rest of this entry »