By Rick Oltman, May 29, 2018
Congressman Steve King (R-IA) has introduced legislation in response to the mayor of Oakland, California, tipping off illegal aliens in February about a San Francisco Bay Area operation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) targeting criminal illegal aliens. The operation resulted in more than two-hundred arrests, over a hundred with serious criminal records. But according to ICE, at least 800 suspects got away after Mayor Libby Schaaf blew the secrecy of the enforcement action to shield illegal aliens from arrest.
She actually warned criminal illegal aliens about the imminent enforcement action.
Congressman King appeared on Fox Business to discuss the bill. Under the “Mayor Libby Schaaf Act,” government officials who tip off illegal aliens about federal immigration enforcement efforts could be sentenced up to 5 years in prison.
H.R.5884, if passed, will send a message to the sanctimonious, anti-American elected officials who support sanctuary cities, open borders, illegal immigration and amnesty.
It states: A Bill To amend title 18, United States Code, to punish unlawful obstruction of the enforcement of the laws of the United States by State officials, and for other purposes.”
United States Code is amended by inserting after section 1510 the following: ‘‘§1510A. Obstruction of the enforcement of the laws of the United States ‘‘(a) It shall be unlawful for any officer, employee, or agent of a State or political subdivision thereof to obstruct, hinder, delay, or otherwise impede the enforcement of the laws of the United States, or to attempt to do so. Whoever violates this section shall be fined under this title 9 or imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both.
Congressman King said to Stuart Varney, “If you harbor someone in your basement to hide them from ICE, that violates [existing] law. And if you use your position as a public official, in a blanket form, to help hundreds avoid the law, that’s clearly obstruction of justice … public officials do not have a right to undermine the supreme law of the land which is federal law.”
Rep. King also stated unequivocally, that if you send a warning out to illegal aliens that ICE is coming, “You are obstructing the function of justice, it’s really clear.”
Five years jail time. That’s even clear enough for the opponents of immigration law enforcement to understand.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. [Winston Churchill.]
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