That seems to be a plausible question, now, especially in places like California.
Yesterday, I mentioned, as a thing to watch out for this year, the immigration crisis in America. You may not know this, but the old USA has a very few legal and illegal immigrants running around – in the shadows….
Wise governor Jerry Brown of CA and a handful of other socialists have seen fit to declare various places “sanctuaries” for certain of these lawbreakers. Odd, the people that steal your money, ban your guns, and generally hate you, want to shield outright criminals. Odd, that.
Anyway, as Fox News and Neil Cavuto examined recently, the acting director of ICE has about had enough of this lawlessness:
“Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan said California “better hold on tight” after its liberal Democratic governor allowed a sanctuary state law to take effect this week.
Neil Cavuto said that Gov. Jerry Brown claimed the law will protect illegal immigrants living quietly in the shadows of society from law enforcement intent on “yanking them out of there.”
“I think it’s terrible,” Homan said, adding that Brown’s action put politics in front of public safety.”
In addition to ramping up deportations of the aliens, there may – may – be felony prosecutions of the insane, criminal politicians harboring and shielding them:
“Homan said illegal alien smuggling organizations will use the California law as a “selling point” and that Brown “bit off a lot more than he can chew.”
Homan said that Brown and other sanctuary-jurisdiction leaders may have violated 8 U.S. Code § 1324 – relating to “harboring certain aliens.”
He said he hopes the Justice Department will look into whether officials can be criminally charged under the statute.”
Now, where have we heard of 8 USC 1324 previously???
If you read my blog (and you should), then you’ve heard about it twice – going back to 2016. I’ve been pointing out the sheer illegality of assisting criminals and the prosecution potential for years. I mentioned it in 2017 and in 2016.
“8 U.S.C. § 1324 makes aiding, abetting, and harboring illegal aliens a felony:
Any person who …
knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation …
[Or who] aids or abets the commission of any of the preceding acts,
shall be punished…
in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(ii), (iii), (iv), or (v)(II), be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both…
Being a mayor or city official is not an exemption to “any person” as contemplated by the law. And certain circumstances elevate some violations to 20-year felony status.
This law is currently used as infrequently as the general prohibition against illegal entries (probably much less – if at all). That may change.”
Maybe, at long last, it is about to change.
Lock ‘em up!
Perrin Lovett writes about freedom, firearms, and cigars (and everything else) at www.perrinlovett.me. He is none too fond of government meddling.