From: Paul Streitz [Email him]
Cutting funds to cities, as Reid suggested, is a long torturous route to nowhere. The minute that is tried the cities will find a friendly federal judge and the whole thing will be in court for years, with vexatious litigation meant to thwart the law. Trump's posture on this one is a weak one and the mayors know it. They will spend years in court and still have the sanctuary cities. Further, what do the mayors personally care if the feds cut federal funding?
They will be martyrs to their constituents and not suffer personally.They'll get more votes in their next election.
The quicker route is to investigate, impanel grand juries and arrest the offending mayors and other officials who broke the law. A few mayors and presidents of colleges in jail will shut this down real quick.
Federal law is clear on this.
"Any person who encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law;" Title VIII, Section 1324.This should also be applied to anything, college, university, church, etc., that declares itself a "sanctuary."
The sanctuary city laws will quickly disappear when entire City Councils are indicted. "Throw them in jail," should be the slogan as with Hillary.
See previous letters from the same reader.