Democrats are fighting Donald Trump every step of the way on border security.
The administration is taking steps to make the country safer, but they’re constantly running into roadblocks.
Now one terrible law is going to make the border crisis much worse.
New York State recently passed the new “Green Light” law, which is going to make border enforcement all the more difficult.
The law prohibits state DMVs from sharing information with federal immigration officials.
That means Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) won’t know if someone has DUIs or other aggravated driving charges on their record when they apply for a trusted traveler program.
Trusted traveler programs include things like Global Entry and TSA Pre-Check, which allow passengers to move more easily through airports because of pre-approval.
The “Green Light” law is just the latest action taken by “sanctuary” jurisdictions that are doing everything they can to make ICE’s job more difficult.
Cities have gone to extremes to thwart immigration enforcement.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf went so far as to tip off illegal aliens about impending ICE raids.
As a result of her actions, ICE apprehended 150 illegal aliens with criminal convictions scheduled for deportation, but 860 illegal aliens with criminal convictions were able to evade detection.
These “sanctuary” politicians are fooling themselves if they think they’re making cities and states safer by leaving criminals out on the street.
They’re the ones preying on the communities these politicians say they’re protecting.
Sheriff Ernest Cutting Jr. of Chenango County, New York spoke to The Daily Caller about the troublesome new law.
Cutting said, “You’re creating an atmosphere of chaos, and [New York officials] need to allow law enforcement to work with our federal partners in getting those people off the street.”
Apparently Democrat politicians aren’t interested at all in preventing crime.
They’re more interested in protecting their new voting bloc.
Naturalized citizens who are first-time voters and children of illegal aliens born in the U.S. vote Democrat 80% of the time.
The Democrats used to be hawkish on immigration, but they prefer the votes over their old position of illegal aliens depressing union worker wages.
Cutting continued, “I’m truly concerned. I’m concerned on the direction we’re going. I’m concerned with the state of our state…[The Department of Homeland Security] has a responsibility. That was almost the mandate put forward after 9/11 — to protect the public.”
In response to these bad policies, ICE is beginning to fight back.
ICE recently issued three subpoenas with the state of Connecticut for information on three illegal aliens who were shielded from deportation by the state.
Instead of handing them over to ICE, the state released them back into the community.
The three illegal aliens were charged with second-degree manslaughter in a hit-and-run incident, second-degree robbery and third-degree burglary, and possession of narcotics with the intent to distribute.
These are the people that sanctuary politicians are bending over backwards to keep active in the community.