By The Daily Caller. A local sheriff wants Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to be held in contempt of Congress, or even arrested, for signing a sanctuary bill into law.
“There is no way that this law is going to be followed because I have a responsibility to make sure that criminals are taken off the streets of my county, regardless of immigration status. I will be helping my federal partners do that,” Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said Friday on Fox News.
Knezovich made it very clear that he will continue helping Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) apprehend illegal immigrants in his county, despite what the new law mandates.
“The sanctuary city, or sanctuary state issue, is actually causing the problem we have on our border,” the Spokane County sheriff explained. “When the United States is signaling to illegal immigrants that you can cross that border with no repercussions, we are going to have more and more problems. I disagree with the progressive socialists’ view that there was no crime associated with illegal immigration.” . . .
The new law largely prohibits local law enforcement from asking about a person’s immigration status or place of birth. Jails and state prisons are also barred from honoring voluntary “immigration holds” requested by ICE agents, or from alerting them if a migrant is soon to be released from custody. The new rules, on par with laws passed in California and Oregon, are considered some of the most restrictive in the country. (Read more from “Sheriff Calls for 2020 Dem to Be Arrested After Signing Sanctuary Bill” HERE)
Washington ‘sanctuary’ law means Gov. Inslee should step down or be held in contempt, arrested, sheriff says
By Fox News. Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee should step down, be held in contempt or arrested for approving a “sanctuary” law, according to the Spokane County sheriff.
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich told host Harris Faulkner on “Outnumbered Overtime” Inslee took the same oath of office that he did, promising to respect federal law.
“You’re saying [Inslee] is committing a crime, basically,” Faulkner said.
“I am,” Knezovich responded. “He took the same oath that I did to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the laws thereof.”
“If you don’t want to enforce your own laws, then either step down or be held in contempt of Congress or be arrested for obstruction – but do not impede and badmouth your ICE agents for doing their job.” (Read more from “Washington ‘sanctuary’ law means Gov. Inslee should step down or be held in contempt, arrested, sheriff says” HERE)