Sanctuary cities “phantom?” Even CNN democrat shill Chris Cuomo wasn’t buying it.
I wonder what Kate Steinle’s family thinks of the San Francisco police chief’s support of his city harboring the dirtbag who killed their daughter.
Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine was called by CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Thursday for suggesting that sanctuary cities do not exist.
The Daily Caller reported the exchange and noted that Kaine “referred to sanctuary cities as a ‘phantom’” during the interview.
“When Donald Trump kind of goes after these phantom sanctuary cities and talks about how bad they are, basically what he’s going after is police chiefs,” Kaine said. “And I trust police chiefs in terms of knowing what should be done to keep their communities safer and police departments and mayors a lot more than I trust Donald Trump.”
“But why do you say phantom?” Cuomo asked. “You know that there are places that refuse to cooperate with ICE [Immigrations and Customs Enforcement] and they have their assembly of different reasons for why they do it, but sanctuary cities are real. They exist. They’re not phantom.”
Apparently, Tim Kaine missed the Obama Regime’s cynical pre-election decision to grant a request from a Texas Republican Congressman to cut off some funding to these “phantom” jurisdictions.
From The Daily Caller:
In a surprise move on Thursday, the Obama Justice Department adopted new policies that will deny federal law enforcement grants to some “sanctuary cities.”
According to guidance issued by the DOJ’s Office of Justice Programs, cities that refuse to honor Section 1373 of the United States Code will no longer be eligible for the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) and the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) grants.
Section 1373 prohibits “government entities and officials from taking action to prohibit or in any way restrict the maintenance or intergovernmental exchange of [immigration status] information, including through written or unwritten policies or practices.” …
More than $3.4 billion in funding has been given to states and cities in the past five years, Texas Rep. John Culberson said in a statement announcing the Justice Department’s updated guidance.
The Republican, who chairs the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, spurred the Justice Department’s move.
On Feb. 1, he sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch urging the Justice Department to cut off funding to locales that refuse to comply with Section 1373.
Something else to keep in mind as you consider your vote for president in November. Hillary Clinton has pledged to legalize all illegals in the first 100 days of her administration. This Kaine guy told Telemundo that very thing in July.
So, if you are for amnesty and sanctuary cities, this is your team.