Eric Garcetti is the Democratic Mayor of Los Angeles and he said during a recent interview that he is not scared at all about President Trump’s DOJ considering criminal charges against sanctuary city officials. Moreover, Eric Garcetti called the Department of Justice attempts to restore the rule of law in illegal sanctuary city jurisdictions to be “a weak and pathetic move”. If you’re not up to date with what’s going on between the new administration and Democratic controlled cities/states, read these 2 articles: DHS Prepares Massive Crackdown on Sanctuary States Officials and Showdown: Oakland Mayor Willing to be Jailed for Defending ‘sanctuary’.
ICE Director Tom Homan told Fox News in a recent interview:
“We’ve got to take [sanctuary cities] to court, and we’ve got to start charging some of these politicians with crimes.”
Los Angeles’ mayor Eric Garcetti was asked if he’s worried about facing federal charges:
“Not at all. I think it’s a political circus. I think it’s about stirring up, you know, blowing a dog whistle – not about anything real. There’s not a single document we’ve ever cut back, and they know that. There’s not a single city in America that has done that, so it was kind of a weak and pathetic move and I’m not scared at all,”
Mayor Garcetti was also inquired about the potential loss of federal funds if his city refuses to comply with federal law. His response?
“ They can do it [withdraw federal funds] but we’ll probably get those funds because it’s probably going to be thrown out by courts as it has been now. We coordinate and cooperate with our federal authorities. We can’t break the Constitution, though, and that’s what some of their requirements have asked us to do.”
Another example of “civil disobedience” comes from the city of Elizabeth, New Jersey, the 4th largest city in the state, whose Democratic mayor J. Christian Bollwage explained that illegal aliens arrested and accused of crimes like burglary are processed then released immediately in New Jersey. Why? Well, they’re not fascists, like President Trump, who wants to uphold the Constitution and federal law all across the US:
“The city of Elizabeth is not a sanctuary city, but it really scares me that the Department of Justice would send out subpoenas or arrest warrants for mayors who are performing their duty with respect to whatever their constituency is. So the threat of that reminds me of either a fascist regime or a strong dictatorship, and the United States has not moved in that direction, I believe. So therefore, it would strike me as extremely difficult to implement. And I hope when they say that, the Department of Justice, it was thrown as a way of fodder to say, ‘hey, we need to get you to start helping us.’”
J. Christian Bollwage said that even if illegal aliens who commit “lesser offenses” would be processed and released immediately in New Jersey, anyone in Elizabeth who commits a crime of 3rd degree or higher would go to jail.
“We are not a sanctuary city because there are times when outside agencies require our help and we are going to be helpful. In New Jersey, the issue of immigration does not really play into the county jails. It doesn’t happen because if you get picked up for a violation and you are an undocumented immigrant, you are going to go to the local jail and with bail reform in New Jersey, you are not even going to be held if you’ve committed a traffic accident or something and you have no papers. Under bail reform in New Jersey, you are not even going to be held. You are let go immediately.
“Well, I think as elected officials we need to look out for our citizens and you know we have some citizens that make up our complexion that are undocumented, and they’ve been here in some cases through no fault of their own. So I think we need to support them. I think for the administration to reach out as far as to say we want to prosecute or we want to arrest or we want to come in and get those elected officials who want to serve their constituency, I just think that’s not the route to go.”
Speaking of liberalism being a mental disorder, this is as good as it gets. The good news is, because they’ve created and installed sanctuary city policies ,they can be charged with federal felony aiding and abetting. The bad news is that ACLU type lawyers these cities hire don’t care if the mayors and entire city councils get 5 to 10 years in jail. President Trump and AG Jeff Sessions are just waiting right now to allow each one of them to indict themselves with public statements.