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AG Barr: ICE can defy courtroom sanctuary policies in the states

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Washington Times

Attorney
General William P. Barr pleaded with the chief justices in Oregon and
Washington on Thursday not to adopt sanctuary policies for their
courthouses, saying the states are already releasing enough dangerous
illegal immigrant criminals onto their streets without adding more to
the tally. Mr. Barr, in a stern letter, pointed to several recent
cases out of the Seattle area where gang-connected illegal immigrants
stand accused of vicious murders, including one where a popular high
school teen was pummeled to death with a bat then chopped to pieces
with a machete. And he warned that ICE officers and Border Patrol
agents are free to make arrests in public areas of courthouses,
suggesting the two states’ attempts to expand their sanctuary
policies to cover courtrooms will have limited effect. “Under the
Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution, such rules cannot
and will not govern the conduct of federal officers acting pursuant
to duly enacted laws passed by Congress,” he said in the letter,
which was also signed by acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad F.
Wolf.

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