This past month, our so-called “president” warned that ICE agents were preparing raids in major cities across the country in order to “round up” (as he called it) illegal immigrants.
Among the cities bracing for these raids that are set to being on Sunday, is Los Angeles, CA. Over the past several weeks, the city has been in the middle of a lawsuit they filed against the Department of Justice for not awarding them any funding from the Community Oriented Policing Services grant program, which is aimed at improving initiatives to build trust between communities and their law enforcement agencies. Because Los Angeles is a sanctuary city, when their application was filled out, they did not mention illegal immigration and instead added its intention of building trust and respect as its focus area.
On Friday, the City of Los Angeles lost their suit after the 9th Circuit Court ruled in favor of the Trump administration saying that “the Department of Justice could give preference in awarding grants to cities that would use the money to focus on illegal immigration, as the federal government prepares to seek out undocumented immigrants in raids this weekend.”
According to KTLA:
‘The panel of judges ruled that “because DOJ’s scoring factors encouraged, but did not coerce, an applicant to cooperate on immigration matters, the panel also rejected Los Angeles’s claims that DOJ’s use of the factors infringed on state autonomy in a manner that raised Tenth Amendment concerns.”
‘“DOJ did not exceed its statutory authority in awarding bonus points to applicants that selected the illegal immigration focus area,” the judges wrote, arguing that “DOJ’s determination that the techniques of community policing may be used to address this public safety issue (illegal immigration) was entirely reasonable.”’
As you might expect, the White House praised the court’s decision saying:
‘It reverses a lawless decision that enabled Sanctuary City policies, putting the safety and security of all Americans in harm’s way.’
The statement goes on:
‘The ruling upholds the right of the Department of Justice to ensure discretionary grants under its control are not being used to subsidize these jurisdictions’ open assault on law-abiding Americans and their loved ones.’
The Los Angeles Times reported Friday:
‘Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said the city would look at every option, including an appeal to a larger panel of the 9th Circuit.
‘“If this decision were to stand, this or another administration could add other conditions, favoring jurisdictions that criminalize abortions or allow teachers to have guns in classrooms.”’
Trump signed an executive order in 2017 seeking to “ensure that jurisdictions that fail to comply with applicable Federal law do not receive Federal funds, except as mandated by law,” but of course we all know what that really means… Los Angeles failed to do Trump’s bidding and lock up thousands of people just trying to make a better life for themselves, and that’s why they didn’t receive funding.
Because of this ruling by the 9th Circuit Court, Los Angeles is likely primed to be the largest of what Trump calls a “round up.” At this point, we can only hope that people are prepped for this and that no one will be physically harmed.
This whole “round up” is very reminiscent of what happened to the Jewish people in Nazi Germany during WWII. It’s disgusting, the camps need to be closed, and the new “Hitler” needs to be stopped.
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