The most obvious of these have to do with immigration, or, rather, illegal immigration.
Democrats are the authors and backers of so-called “sanctuary city” policies, which forbid local police officers from identifying and helping federal officials remove people who are not in our country legally.
So enamored with open borders are today’s Leftist Democrats that they are beginning to punish officers who dare to cooperate with federal immigration agents in removing illegal aliens.
As reported by Big League Politics, the police chief of Fairfax County, Va., suspended one of his officers this week for assisting Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents:
Fairfax County Police Chief Ed Roessler released a statement on Tuesday that the officer is being suspended for his behavior during a Sept. 21 traffic accident that took place in the Alexandria section of the Harrison Lane and South Kings Highway.
After arriving to the accident scene, the officer found that one individual was not in possession of a driver's license. He ran their information and found that the individual had skipped a deportation hearing and was wanted by ICE. He contacted an ICE agent, and the illegal alien was detained.
Roessler said the illegal immigrant shouldn’t have been detained and remanded to the custody of ICE because he wasn’t being apprehended for violating any law — though he was driving a vehicle without a driver’s license (which is still against the law in Virginia for American citizens).
The ‘offending’ policy officer has since been“relieved of all law enforcement duties pending the outcome of this investigation,” according to Roessler.
He is charged with violating county police protocol, which declares that if “the individual is not in custody or being taken into custody for any other violation of law, officers shall not … take the individual into custody based solely upon the [Immigration Violators File] hit.”
The chief says his officers are instructed at the police academy that “we do not enforce nor detain for administrative warrants, and we have no authority to enforce federal law.”
“Our county is one of the most diverse counties in the nation and no one should have the perception that FCPD is acting as a civil immigration agent for ICE. This matter damages our reputation and the longstanding policy that I have stated many times that our officers shall not act as immigration agents,” he added. (Related: California “sanctuary city” protects self-admitted MURDERER and illegal alien who killed innocent woman.)
Translation: ‘We are using the diversity lie as an excuse to backhand President Trump’s immigration enforcement and to tell our own citizens we don’t care enough about their safety to protect them from lawless individuals.’
That’s what he should have said because it’s true. Just last year Fairfax County ruling Democrats voted to make their jurisdiction a full-on sanctuary for illegal aliens. So while local cops may not be under any legal obligation to enforce federal immigration laws, what is the legal liability for creating policies that openly defy federal law?
Democrats pulled this with recreational marijuana if you recall. No matter what you think about pot, the fact is it remains against federal law, and under the so-called “Supremacy Clause” of the Constitution, federal laws supersede state laws and, therefore, must be enforced.
Or, at a minimum, not impeded; sanctuary policies and state-implemented recreational pot laws impede federal law enforcement.
Meanwhile, these sanctuary policies have real ramifications for American citizens. As Big League Politics notes, in adjacent Montgomery County, Md., illegal aliens have been accused of at least nine sex-related crimes — most of them alleged rapes.
Among other things, the Democrat Party is becoming the party of anarchy and lawlessness — just like it was before and after the Civil War.