“There needs to be some consequence for having a sanctuary policy,” said Jessica Vaughan, advising the federal government to withhold certain funding from sanctuary city jurisdictions that shield criminal illegal aliens from justice. “Sanctuary policies,” she added, “are killing Americans.”
Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, joined Breitbart News’s Senior Editor-at-Large Rebecca Mansour for a Tuesday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight.
The federal government should strip at least some federal funding from state and local governments with “sanctuary” policies, said Vaughan.
The other thing that [the federal government is] trying to do is to deny certain federal law enforcement grants to sanctuary jurisdictions, whether they’re cities, states, counties; they’re trying to make these grants off-limits for sanctuaries, which makes sense. Why should a jurisdiction get taxpayer money for law enforcement when they’re stiffing one of the biggest law enforcement agencies of the federal government. They shouldn’t. There needs to be some consequence for having a sanctuary policy. … Hopefully the federal government will be able to deny them some funding.
The federal government should consider prosecuting state and local officials who implement and enforce “sanctuary policies” violative of federal law, said Vaughan. Victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens shielded by “sanctuary policies” should considering suing “sanctuary jurisdictions” for damages, she added.
She also argued that Congress should “pass some laws that would facilitate imposing consequences” on “sanctuary” jurisdictions, as well as politicians and officials implementing them.
“California has become the new Confederacy, now,” observed Mansour, as a Californian. “We’re just deciding that we’re not going to listen to the federal government. We’re essentially firing on Fort Sumpter, here.”
“People are literally dying because of these policies,” said Vaughan of Americans killed — via murder or negligence — at the hands of illegal aliens shielded by “sanctuary” policies.
The country should be “sanctuary for Americans,” she concluded.
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