Sanctuary cities have been a hot-button issue for the past few weeks. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently told reporters that federal grants would be withheld from cities who refused to comply with federal authorities. Now a Massachusetts sheriff is calling for the arrest of elected officials who support sanctuary city policies. The sheriff appeared before a House subcommittee in Washington D.C. this past Tuesday. That won’t sit well with one public official.
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson noted during the hearing that undocumented immigration, i.e. illegal immigration, is a serious national security crisis that needs to be handled. He rightfully noted that sanctuary cities have become more dangerous because violent criminal aliens know they will be protected by city officials. Hodgson said,
“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.”
After his comments before the House of Representatives, a member of the House had the audacity to alert illegal immigrants where she advised them to stay out of sight for fear of ICE raids. Hodgson said the following in response,
“This is the most outrageous, outrageous thing of what I think, example of what is going on across the United States. It’s undermining my job and every other law enforcement officer in the United States to keep our communities safe, and that elected official is responsible for protecting the welfare of the people of their communities.”
The warning came from Representative Michelle DuBois. She even posted a phone number for those needing help in escaping the grasp of ICE officials. This past Monday evening DuBois held a meeting in her district where legal advice was provided for undocumented immigrants.
Here is what she posted to her Facebook page.
“ICE raid in Brockton on 3/28 and 29th
If you get picked up by ICE call legal services direct line for immigration help: 774-488-5961
I got the following information from my friend in the Latin community:
“I have a message for the immigrant community of Brockton. Please be careful on Wednesday 29. ICE will be in Brockton on that day.
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. I ask you to be careful.”
What she is doing is illegal and amoral. She is willfully allowing people to break the law and she should be ashamed of herself.
Thanks to Hodgson she could very well be arrested. Because she endorses sanctuary city policies. He called for public servants to be arrested and she endorsed sanctuary city policies anyway. She should be arrested and she likely will.