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Bill to Imprison Officials Who Shelter Illegal Immigrants
« on: December 05, 2017, 08:37:53 AM »
Let's hope this moves through...

A Republican congressman plans to introduce a bill Monday that would threaten huge fines and prison time for elected officials accused of sheltering illegal immigrant criminals from deportation, in the wake of the not-guilty verdict in the Kate Steinle murder trial.

Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita’s bill is one of the most aggressive pieces of legislation to date aimed at sanctuary city policies, going beyond the Justice Department’s threat to cut off grants to those jurisdictions.

“Politicians don’t get to pick and choose what laws to comply with,” Rokita told Fox News. “Americans are dying because politicians sworn to uphold the law refuse to do so.”

His “Stopping Lawless Actions of Politicians (SLAP) Act” would hold state and local lawmakers criminally responsible for refusing to comply with federal immigration enforcement efforts. The Republican’s bill would subject violators to a $1 million fine and up to five years in prison if they are convicted.

“It’s time the federal government gets serious about enforcing immigration laws and holding politicians accountable who conspire to break them,” said Rokita.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/04/after-steinle-verdict-rep-unveils-bill-to-imprison-officials-who-shelter-illegal-immigrants.html
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Re: Bill to Imprison Officials Who Shelter Illegal Immigrants
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 08:39:01 AM »
This has been needed for a long time
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Re: Bill to Imprison Officials Who Shelter Illegal Immigrants
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 09:13:47 AM »

“It’s time the federal government gets serious about enforcing immigration laws and holding politicians accountable who conspire to break them,” said Rokita.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/04/after-steinle-verdict-rep-unveils-bill-to-imprison-officials-who-shelter-illegal-immigrants.html

All a waste of time - but business-as-usual for Congress. We don't need any new legislation. The executive branch and it's extensions just needs to do their job by enforcing the law. Maybe I missed some special section of the Constitution that said elected officials can choose to ignore parts of the law? If someone wants to take positive action then the executive branch should prioritize prosecution of the law-breaking officials so we can set some examples and send all the others running for cover. One will probably do it - San Francisco seems a good place to start. Let's get that prosecution done by Christmas. 

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Re: Bill to Imprison Officials Who Shelter Illegal Immigrants
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 09:49:49 AM »
Fingers crossed on this one.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Bill to Imprison Officials Who Shelter Illegal Immigrants
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 10:54:57 AM »
All a waste of time - but business-as-usual for Congress. We don't need any new legislation. The executive branch and it's extensions just needs to do their job by enforcing the law. Maybe I missed some special section of the Constitution that said elected officials can choose to ignore parts of the law? If someone wants to take positive action then the executive branch should prioritize prosecution of the law-breaking officials so we can set some examples and send all the others running for cover. One will probably do it - San Francisco seems a good place to start. Let's get that prosecution done by Christmas.
I agree, we already have laws on the books, but the problem is, Congress' refusal to enforce the law, not to mention the litigious nature of leftist states to tie it up in court.
This Bill would eliminate that process, literally putting any city/State on notice, that we'll act quickly.
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Re: Bill to Imprison Officials Who Shelter Illegal Immigrants
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 11:16:53 AM »
I agree, we already have laws on the books, but the problem is, Congress' refusal to enforce the law, not to mention the litigious nature of leftist states to tie it up in court.
This Bill would eliminate that process, literally putting any city/State on notice, that we'll act quickly.

This bill is nothing more than red meat for the base. Good PR for the rep from IN, but has no chance of passage in the senate.
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Re: Bill to Imprison Officials Who Shelter Illegal Immigrants
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 12:02:36 PM »
This bill is nothing more than red meat for the base. Good PR for the rep from IN, but has no chance of passage in the senate.
It's definitely good timing considering McCON-nel is in serious danger of losing his seat.
It could play to our advantage, we'll just have to wait and see what kind of greeting it gets.
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Re: Bill to Imprison Officials Who Shelter Illegal Immigrants
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017, 12:23:55 PM »
Centuries ago, a wise Scot asserted (in paraphrase):
"Whenever Capitalists gather, their focus invariably ends in a conspiracy
against the best interests of the public, such as a contrivance to raise prices."
Indeed, Adam Smith fully understood human nature.
Our illegal immigration fandango pre-dates Eisenhower and would  not be
possible w/o the contrivance of the business community who wink and nod at this
problem while opening their door to these immigrants for a very simple reason.
They are poorly educated, unskilled and w/o the economic leverage of a union.
As such, they drive working class wages lower; music to the ears of Capitalists.
If laws are being considered, I suggest our political schmucks take a hard look here.

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Re: Bill to Imprison Officials Who Shelter Illegal Immigrants
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2017, 12:54:04 PM »
Centuries ago, a wise Scot asserted (in paraphrase):
"Whenever Capitalists gather, their focus invariably ends in a conspiracy
against the best interests of the public, such as a contrivance to raise prices."
Indeed, Adam Smith fully understood human nature.
Our illegal immigration fandango pre-dates Eisenhower and would  not be
possible w/o the contrivance of the business community who wink and nod at this
problem while opening their door to these immigrants for a very simple reason.
They are poorly educated, unskilled and w/o the economic leverage of a union.
As such, they drive working class wages lower; music to the ears of Capitalists.
If laws are being considered, I suggest our political schmucks take a hard look here.
Almost matters, not. Artificial Intelligence will be replacing this uneducated lot within the next decade, so we better get rid of them now.
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Re: Bill to Imprison Officials Who Shelter Illegal Immigrants
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2017, 04:15:37 PM »
This bill is nothing more than red meat for the base. Good PR for the rep from IN, but has no chance of passage in the senate.
I concur.  If it did accidentally pass, and I mean ACCIDENTALLY pass, nobody will enforce it.   Getting the same feeling about the Wall.... "Shall build a wall..." turned into, "shall not fund the building a wall."
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« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2017, 04:20:01 PM »
I love it.  That's when I know election season is approaching... when RINOs start to pretend to be conservatives.
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2017, 04:42:16 PM »
I love it.  That's when I know election season is approaching... when RINOs start to pretend to be conservatives.
and we get labeled, "Extreme Right".. like there is such an animal.   

Apocalypse Tax Cut - kinda get's you lookin' around.... closing the curtains, turning down the stereo and crackin' open a beer - what the hell did Nancy mean by that ignorant statement?   She's gonna unleash a hoard of Botox Antifa Zombies or something?
The world should have ended so many times, I don't even lose a moment of sleep over these knuckleheads anymore.

Oh, that's right, they're campaigning again....
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Re: Bill to Imprison Officials Who Shelter Illegal Immigrants
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2017, 04:49:17 PM »
I love it.  That's when I know election season is approaching... when RINOs start to pretend to be conservatives.
I know nothing about the guy, is he a RINO?
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Re: Bill to Imprison Officials Who Shelter Illegal Immigrants
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2017, 04:59:03 PM »
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