Although this information was published by The New York Times, California Today, February 2, 2017, it can also apply to Chicago, Il.
What about the threat to withhold money from sanctuary cities?
If all of the sudden you allowed a pseudo King George Washington to essentially say, ‘Oh, you don’t want to do what I want you to do? Then I’m going to take your money.’ No. You’re essentially getting to be king one way or the other. And you’d be an intrusive federal government.
And so there are standards by which the federal government can utilize resources — funds which, by the way, have come from the very citizens of the state of California that the federal government may want to deny the funds to.
Is there any impediment to the government deporting California’s unauthorized immigrants?
The Constitution was as much a document to keep the federal government from intruding on what the states wan to do as it was a document to bind them together as a United States of America.
… And so when it comes to public safety, that’s not up to the federal government to tell Los Angeles, Sacramento or the state of California how to go about conducting the enforcement of laws to provide public safety.
… Yeah, they can come in and apprehend people, detain people, deport people, but they’ve got to do it. There is nothing that requires us to do it for them.
Minnie E Miller