DHS Asked DOJ to Consider Criminal Charges Against Sanctuary City Leaders
"The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available," she told the Senate Judiciary Committee, adding that the policies are "putting my [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] officers at risk."
Neilsen’s comment comes after Thomas Homan, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said earlier this month that he too has been talking to the DOJ about whether these leaders can be criminally charged.
In his interview with Fox News’s Neil Cavuto after California’s sanctuary state law went into effect, Homan said the leaders are violating 8 U.S. Code § 1324, which states that any person, "knowing... the fact that an alien has come to... the United States in violation of the law, conceals, harbors or shields from detection... such [an] alien in any place" could face several years in prison and/or fines.
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