(VIDEOS) AG Barr & DOJ File Lawsuits Against NJ, California and King County Washington for Sanctuary Policies
New lawsuits have been filed by the Department of Justice as they continue their continued fight against states, cities and municipalities that adapt sanctuary policies making it more difficult for immigration enforcement by protecting unauthorized immigrants from deportation
Attorney General William Barr announced today that new lawsuits have been filed against California, New Jersey and King County Washington.
The New Jersey lawsuit focuses on asking the courts to stop the state from enforcing a law that makes it illegal for police and law enforcement to share information about criminals who are currently in the country illegally.
The King County Washington lawsuit focuses on the county’s refusal to allow the Department of Homeland Security to utilize the county airport to deport illegal aliens.
The California lawsuit focuses on a law that prohibits the use of private detention facilities
“The department plans to step up efforts to target district attorneys whom he accused of charging foreign nationals with lesser offenses for the express purpose of avoiding the federal immigration consequences.
Unfortunately, in various jurisdictions, so-called ‘progressive’ politicians are jeopardizing the public’s safety by putting the interests of criminal aliens before those of law-abiding citizens. These policies are textbook examples of misguided ideology triumphing over commonsense law enforcement.”
– William Barr