The Obama administration appears to be using its 21st Century Police Task Force to break the law as well as take over and control local police departments. The evidence points to the task force mandating or encouraging Sanctuary Cities for illegal aliens and criminal illegal aliens. This came to light recently when Louisiana legislators began looking into a bill to ban sanctuary cities in the state. New Orleans can’t comply because of a deal they made with the feds.
There are now over 300 Sanctuary Cities in the US and they continue to grow under this president.
New Orleans has ignored federal immigration laws and it may be the result of Obama’s Police Task Force. In 2010, New Orleans Democrat Mayor Mitch Landrieu brought in Obama’s Justice Department to investigate alleged corruption and racism in the police department.
The city then entered into a 2012 court-approved consent decree with the feds allowing them to take over and put their leftist policies into effect. The police department is under the control and supervision of the feds.
One of the reforms was to put in place policies for the treatment of suspects and witnesses of recent immigrants. Police are not allowed to ask their immigration status for one.
Despite that consent decree, the NOPD had been slow to formally adopt the so-called “bias-free policing” policy.
New Orleans police have not cooperated with federal immigration enforcement since March.
The new policy, which went into effect Feb. 28, forbids officers from so much as inquiring into an individual’s immigration status.
That provision and others stem in part from the court-supervised reform agenda, the result of lawsuits alleging unconstitutional policing practices.
A leftist open borders group, The Congress of Day Laborers, a New Orleans immigration rights group, has been pushing the NOPD to overhaul its immigration policy for two years. The group has documented several cases of what it said was discriminatory policing, including the investigation of residents’ immigration status during routine interactions, such as traffic stops.
Of course there was nothing discriminatory. The police were following the law unlike the Obama administration.
Tyler Gamble, a spokesman for the NOPD, said the new policy is the result of long negotiations with federal authorities. “The updated policy establishes a clear set of guidelines for officers that focus on protecting public safety and building trust between the community and the NOPD,” he said. “The Department of Justice, the federal consent decree monitor and the federal judge overseeing the consent decree have approved the revised policy,” according to NOLA.
The false claim is that if police ask immigration status, they discourage crime reporting. There is no evidence to back that up. The goal is clearly to establish sanctuary cities and unfettered illegal immigration, even of criminal aliens.
The city’s new stance on ICE warrants mirrors that of Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman, who, since 2013, has ignored ICE detainers for inmates being released from jail.
This is criminal behavior under orders of the Obama administration.
New Orleans has become a wild and uncontrolled sanctuary city.
State Attorney General Jeff Landry asked the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to clarify whether the federal government forced New Orleans to become a so-called “sanctuary city” under the terms of a consent decree intended to reform the New Orleans Police Department.
Landry sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch asking her to explain whether the Justice Department signed off on a recently announced city policy that bars New Orleans police officers from assisting in “immigration enforcement,” except under limited circumstances.
He suggested that city leaders “may have adopted a policy that goes well beyond what was required under the consent decree” Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed with the Justice Department in 2012.
As written, he added, the new policy “mandates that public officials violate their oath of office.”
“I can only presume that a miscommunication occurred between the U.S. Department of Justice and the city of New Orleans,” Landry wrote. “Presumably, the U.S. Department of Justice would not enter into a consent decree that would compel the city of New Orleans to violate federal law.”
There is little doubt that the Obama administration is behind this and the purpose is to make the United States into a one-party, one-culture socialist nation.
CONSIDER THE EVIDENCE ON SANCTUARY CITIES ALONE:
In July, 2009, the administration dismantled law enforcement with Sanctuary City Police. Obama administration officials attended an amnesty summit in Phoenix with sanctuary city law enforcement representatives. The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) hosts the summit and participants are highly critical of local enforcement tools like 287(g) and voice support for a massive guest worker program.
In June 2010, Obama named a sanctuary city police chief as head of the 287g program. The man was an outspoken critic of local immigration enforcement. Harold Hurtt was highly critical of the very program he was asked to lead. He actively supported Houston’s sanctuary policies.
In July 2010, the Obama administration refused to sue Sanctuary Cities a week after suing Arizona to block its immigration enforcement law, SB 1070. The DOJ said it would not sue sanctuary cities for openly defying federal immigration law. A Justice Department spokeswoman inexplicably argues, “There is a big difference between a state or locality saying they are not going to use their resources to enforce a federal law, as so-called sanctuary cities have done, and a state passing its own immigration policy that actively interferes with federal law.”
In December 2012, honoring ICE detainers becomes optional. The Obama administration refused to act after California Attorney General Kamala Harris issued an information bulletin130 stating that local agencies have no obligation to honor detainers issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In doing so, Attorney General Harris effectively gave legal cover to sanctuary cities that would rather protect criminal aliens from deportation than ensure the safety of their own communities
In December, 2012, a memo is forwarded to ICE declaring the Sanctuary Cities through New Detainer Policy. In a memorandum issued the Friday before Christmas, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton limited the circumstances under which ICE agents could issue detainers and take custody of illegal aliens in the hands of local law enforcement officials. [http://www.ice.gov/doclib/detention-reform/pdf/detainer-policy.pdf]
As a result, ICE agents could no longer take an alien into custody if the alien’s only violation of the law is being in the country unlawfully—they must now have committed an offense independent of their illegal status. The new detainer policy further illustrates the Obama administration’s refusal to enforce immigration law as written by Congress, opting only to enforce the law against aliens deemed a “priority.”
Then there is this:
When the D.C. City Council approved Driver’s Licenses for illegal aliens, the White House did nothing. The bill created a two-tiered driver’s license system, meaning that the licenses provided to illegal aliens would be visibly distinct from those of legal residents and citizens. The licenses provided to illegal aliens must contain the phrase, “not valid for official federal purposes.” Advocates argued that the distinguishing mark will limit the effectiveness of D.C.’s sanctuary policy by singling out illegal aliens. The Obama Administration dud nothing as illegal aliens gained benefits in its own backyard.
Since then, illegal aliens with special driver’s licenses are mixed with citizen’s and resident’s licenses in state databases for the purpose of voter registration in a number of states, most notably California.
And this:Obama releases another 19,000 criminal aliens. Last year, it was over 30,000. In some years it was as many as 65,000.