Ever since Donald Trump began cracking down on illegal immigration, Democrats have fought back by creating “sanctuary cities” all over the U.S. Unfortunately for these sanctuary city leaders, however, they just learned they may soon end up in prison.
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson testified before Congress on Tuesday to call for leaders of sanctuary cities to be arrested. He pointed out that these cities “have become magnets for illegal aliens, some of which have violent criminal records.”
“If these sanctuary cities are going to harbor and conceal criminal illegal aliens from ICE, which is in direct violation of Title 8 of the U.S. Code, federal arrest warrants should be issued for their elected officials,” Hodgson said, according to CBS Local. “Our citizens would be safer if we never stopped enforcing immigration law and if we never formed or turned a blind eye toward sanctuary cities.”
He also bashed a Massachusetts legislator who passed along rumors of a planned ICE raid in Brockton on Tuesday and Wednesday. Rep. Michelle DuBois, D-Brockton, took to Facebook to warn her constituents “if you are undocumented don’t go out on the street. If there is a knock on the door of your house and you don’t know who it is, don’t open the door.”
The Massachusetts sheriff said DuBois’s actions were “outrageous.”
“This is the most outrageous, outrageous example of what is going on across the United States that is undermining my job and every other law enforcement officer in the United States,” he said.
DuBois defended herself by claiming that everyone already knew about the raid anyway.
“Passing information along that is already all-over the community, not only lets the people I represent know what is happening, it lets ICE know that everyone in Brockton is aware of ICE’s planned raid (if there was one),” she said. “Having ICE know that this rumor is ramped allows them to change the date if they feel the public’s knowledge of the raid will bring them into danger.”
Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials, however, explained that they do not release information regarding future operations and do not conduct random sweeps, checkpoints or raids.
“Any person who actively incites panic or fear of law enforcement is doing a disservice to the community, endangering public safety and the very people they claim to support and represent,” ICE spokesman Shawn