Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee is concerned the United States is regressing to a pre-September 11th state of mind. “Now, states are beginning to really get back to where they were before 9-11, that they are going to provide” illegal immigrants with drivers’ licenses, said Blackburn. “When I look at the situation we have with immigration here in our country, I say let’s leave the system in better shape than we found it, because it’s a broken system.”
In an effort to stay vigilant and maintain a mindset necessary for the world we live in today, Senator Blackburn has a plan. Blackburn is proposing a bill which would block funding from the Department of Justice to local law enforcement agencies in states that allow illegal immigrants to receive drivers’ licenses. Specifically, the bill targets the 13 states and the District of Columbia.
Senator Blackburn explained: “We think it is important to file legislation that would prohibit these sanctuary entities and these entities that are refusing to comply with federal immigration law, to prohibit them from receiving taxpayer dollars through the grant programs over at DOJ.” Just this week, Virginia clearly expressed its downfall into a liberal state when it passed two bills which would allow illegals to get drivers’ licenses.
Sanctuary city leadership along with bleeding heart liberals who value “feelings” over the security of our nation actively aim to change the voting population. Those illegals who obtain licenses will then vote for the extreme liberal policies that repeatedly allow them to disobey laws. But Democrats don’t care. In 2017 “a similar measure was proposed by the Justice Department under then-attorney general Jeff Session” to combat sanctuary cities, “but federal judges in Pennsylvania, California, Illinois, and New York all subsequently ruled against the Trump administration” National Review reminds us.
Earlier this week attorney general William Barr expressed the Trump administration is prepared to go after these sanctuary policies that are “unconstitutionally interfering” with federal immigration enforcement agencies. “When we are talking about sanctuary cities, we are talking about policies that are designed to allow criminal aliens to escape,” said Barr on Monday. “These policies are not about people who came to our country illegally but have otherwise been peaceful and productive members of society. Their express purpose is to shelter aliens whom local law enforcement has already arrested for other crimes. This is neither lawful nor sensible” said Barr.