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November 21, 2016

Jeff Sessions May "Prosecute" Sanctuary Cities That Don't Obey Federal Law

Laws and federal supremacy are racist now.

Can't wait for the arguments about states' rights and local control. Hypocrisy on their end, but not on ours to argue against those things in this particular case -- immigration and the border are matters the federal government is uniquely empowered to control. There simply are no states rights or issues of local control about subjects which are, by definition, national in nature and thus under the ambit of the federal government.

Sen. Jeff Sessions is on record saying so-called "sanctuary cities" that protect illegal immigrants should be prosecuted. He himself may get that chance next year.

Mr. Sessions is president-elect Donald Trumpís pick to be the next attorney general, and if he's confirmed, he will mark a 180-degree turn from the Obama administration on a host of issues, but nowhere more so than on immigration, where heís been the Senate's leading crackdown proponent.

From his first day in office, Mr. Sessions will have the power to strip some federal funding from sanctuary cities, thanks to rulings this year by the Justice Department's inspector general, who said federal law requires localities to cooperate with immigration agents -- and who provided an initial list of a handful of the worst offenders.

"The sanctuary cities thing is huge. I think most jurisdictions are going to fold like a cheap suit," said Rosemary Jenks, government relations manager at NumbersUSA, which lobbies for stricter immigration laws.

Maybe the cast of Hamilton can show up at the DoJ and do some really biting interpretive dance disses.

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