posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 12:58 AM
It appears the Federal government has had enough.
Congressman Todd Rokita introduced the SLAP Act (H.R. 4526, the Stopping Lawless Actions of Politicians) to hold lawless state and local
politicians accountable with criminal penalties for working to obstruct federal immigration enforcement efforts
Violators of this law could be sentenced to 5 years in federal prison and be fined up to $1 million. This elitist mentality that everyone is not equal
under the law must come to an end. These politicians want one set of rules for hard working Americans, but a different set of rules for illegal
immigrants, and themselves.
I agree with this. It is one thing to debate a wall, debate immigration policy, support changes to immigration law... those are things we, as
Americans, should rightly be able to do openly and honestly. However, the immigration 'debate' has gone well beyond this. Today, across America,
city officials and in some cases (California) state officials are openly defying Federal law and releasing convicted criminals that can and have gone
on to harm and even kill American citizens. Defiance of the law is not OK.
We're not talking about a protest or peaceful disobedience. Rosa Parks is not refusing to give up her seat. We are talking about endangering
citizens, endangering Federal law enforcement, and openly declaring that state and local law overrides the Constitutional authority of the Federal
government, not only the Executive Branch who enforces the immigration laws, but the Legislative Branch (who passed the immigration laws) and the
Judicial Branch (who have upheld the immigration laws) as well.
The text of the bill, a single page, is
“Whoever, being a State or local official having custody of an individual, knowingly ignores a request from the Federal Government for the
custody of that individual, if the requesting authority has designated that individual as a violator of the immigration laws, shall be fined under
this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both”.
This will not end well, but it has become necessary. Every single elected official who supports denial of Federal law via sanctuary cities (and state)
is in direct violation of their pledge to uphold and defend the Constitution, and should be removed from office on that alone. Since they are also in
violation of Federal law, they should be jailed just like any other citizen who violated Federal law.
I believe this is probably timed to go to the Senate in time for the upcoming midterms, in order to show Schumer and his cohorts in obstruction for
who they are. I'm not sure why a new law is needed. I have as of yet not heard a single convincing argument as to why it is not illegal to violate
Federal law to protect a person guilty of a crime. Maybe someone here can enlighten me? Or maybe someone can point out how it is not illegal to harbor
a fugitive from justice, meaning this law is needed?
(I have placed this thread in the Mud Pit for obvious reasons; I would still vastly prefer a reasoned and serious discussion.)