Above, Christopher Puente, 34, of Mexico, and Lori Lightfoot [Tweet her] of Chicago,
Chicago is a war zone, black crime is rampant and dozens die on most weekends. In spite of that, Lori Lightfoot, the black lesbian Mayor of Chiraq, is more concerned about protecting illegal aliens from arrest. And by protecting, she does not mean just not cooperating with immigration enforcement efforts and with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), but actively interfering with Federal officials executing their duty to enforce Federal law. There is where we make an important legal distinction.
While the Federal government may not commandeer a State official to execute Federal law, similarly, a State official may not interfere with the enforcement of Federal law, nor may a State commit a Federal crime. A State may say it will not get involved, but if it gets involved, it is subject to legal liabilities. And Lightfoot has crossed that clear legal boundary.
In response to an illegal alien who was released by Chicago Police Department after an arrest for theft who then went on to rape a child.
In an interview with Fox News this week, the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ripped into Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot for her response to the sexual assault of a 3-year-old girl, allegedly at the hands of an illegal immigrant who had been sprung from custody by the city’s sanctuary policies.
The Democratic mayor had attempted to shift the blame to ICE in the aftermath.
“I think it’s the height of hypocrisy,” acting ICE Director Matthew Albence told Fox News. “I can tell you, I’ve been firsthand trying to work with the city of Chicago for the better part of a decade to get them to cooperate with us so we can get criminals off the streets.”
[ICE Chief Scorches Chicago Mayor For Glib Response To Latest Sanctuary City Horror Crime, by Adam Shaw, Fox News, March 13, 2020]
Thankfully, the low IQ Lightfoot admits to the purpose of not providing information to ICE, stating publicly that she wants to interfere with the identification and arrest of illegal aliens. That is a Federal crime; a violation of Title 18 United States Code (USC) Section 1505 Obstruction of Proceedings, in the case of deportation orders from the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), Title 18 USC 1509, Obstruction of Court Orders, and, in the case of illegal aliens who have committed Federal criminal violations, a violation of Title 18 USC 1510, Obstruction of Criminal Investigations.
But Lightfoot, asked about the policies that prevented the man from being removed from the country long ago, stood by the policies and shifted the blame to ICE.
“They’re critical because we have said very clearly we are a welcoming city, a sanctuary city. Chicago Police Department will not cooperate with ICE on any immigration-related business,” she said when asked about the case.
“And that’s affected their ability to conduct immigration raids across the city. But that’s exactly our intention. We have to make sure that our police department is seen as a legitimate force in all our communities,” she said, before saying she is open to federal partnerships but only “in a way that is consistent with our values as a city.”
That is what is called a “confession “ in the law enforcement business. She quite openly admitted to the essential elements of the above crimes, including the most important, intent. Now Mayor Lightfoot and any member of her administration and the Chicago Police Department who implemented any policy of not providing information to ICE with the intent of obstructing immigration raids, is now liable, including the additional offense of conspiracy, Title 18 USC Section 371, Conspiracy.
So, now is the time to arrest Lightfoot and make an example of her.