Tucker Spars With Massachusetts State Senator Over Sanctuary Policy
Eldridge wants to prohibit local and state law enforcement from “collaborating” with ICE
In the wake of a Massachusetts state representative tipping off illegal aliens about pending ICE raids, Tucker Carlson interviewed MA state senator Jamie Elderidge to discuss this plus pending legislation to make Massachusetts a “sanctuary state.”
Fox News reported on state rep Michelle DuBois’s Facebook posting warning illegals in Brockton to “stay off the streets.”
A Massachusetts lawmaker posted an online warning to illegal immigrants about an upcoming Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) “raid” in the area.
State Rep. Michelle DuBois (D) suggested in a since-deleted Facebook post that undocumented immigrants in Brockton “stay off the streets” and not answer if someone unexpected knocks on the door.
She also included a phone number for anyone “picked up by ICE” to call to get legal services.
DuBois said she received a tip-off about the “raid” from a friend in the Latino community.
State senator Eldridge appeared on Tucker’s show to defend DuBois and to make his case for state legislation making the commonwealth of Massachusetts a “sanctuary state.” Eldridge is infamous for being arrested last year while protesting the minimum wage, and he was the subject of much ridicule following a grandiose ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new water fountain.
He’s a “resist” Trump regressive who proudly tweets of his support for the “resist we much” movement.
I go to atleast 3 progressive grassroots group mtgs every week, all looking for advice on advocating w/ #maleg & Congress;inspiring! #resist
— Jamie Eldridge (@JamieEldridgeMA) April 1, 2017
Eldridge is also an outspoken advocate of “single-payer” health care.
Nothing yet, but some good talks this week w/ fellow #singlepayer supporters like you, I think the time is right! https://t.co/trNgELMT9j
— Jamie Eldridge (@JamieEldridgeMA) April 1, 2017
He and Tucker sparred over which federal laws states and cities can decide not to enforce, and the results were interesting with Tucker asking if it’s okay for states and cities to decide not to enforce federal gun or tax laws or to pass local and state laws to that effect.
Eldridge, who does not himself live in a sanctuary city, told Tucker that Massachusetts police chiefs support sanctuary status, and while some do, he conveniently ignores the ones who adamantly do not. Among those Massachusetts law enforcement officials who reject sanctuary city policy are the police chief of Salem and the sheriff of Bristol County, the latter only this week called for the arrest of leaders of sanctuary cities.
A Massachusetts law enforcement official testifying before Congress on Tuesday called for leaders of sanctuary cities to be arrested.
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson told the House Subcommittee on Illegal Immigration that sanctuary cities “have become magnets for illegal aliens, some of which have violent criminal records.”
“If these sanctuary cities are going to harbor and conceal criminal illegal aliens from ICE, which is in direct violation of Title 8 of the U.S. Code, federal arrest warrants should be issued for their elected officials,” Hodgson said. “Our citizens would be safer if we never stopped enforcing immigration law and if we never formed or turned a blind eye toward sanctuary cities.”
During the interview, Tucker asked about a Worcester teacher’s aid, Sandra “Buffy” Hehir, who had been, a mere few weeks ago, brutally murdered in her home by an illegal alien. This cold-blooded murderer has a lengthy criminal history, including criminal charges in both New York and Florida, as well as being in this country illegally.
Eldridge’s empathy, however, seems reserved for criminal illegal aliens and not the victim or her family, as he makes clear in dismissing the brutal crime and subsequent arrest as “evidence” that local and state law enforcement are all that is needed to bring criminals to justice. In doing so, he conveniently ignores Tucker’s point that the illegal alien shouldn’t have been here in the first place and that Hehir would be alive today if he had been deported as required by federal law.
Eldridge also trots the out the same tired talking point about how allowing illegals to roam freely helps law enforcement because they aren’t afraid to report crimes if they don’t fear deportation.
And of course it’s “xenophobic” to deport those who are in this country illegally and have not committed a violent crime.
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Sanctuary is for turkeys……
If cities and/or states do not want to cooperate with feds on illegals then may I suggest to the feds not to cooperate with the states with felons they want to lock up.
Pull the US Marshall Service from the area. Need help tracking a murder/rape suspect who fled the state, well you’re on your own.
Trying to identify a suspect through fingerprints, no AFIS for you.
Since the feds don’t know who is receiving welfare, cut off all welfare assistance.
California is issuing drivers licenses to illegals to “make the roads safer”, cut off all highway funding.
States are addicted to Uncle Sugar handing out money and it would be a shame if the states didn’t cooperate.
Absolutely. Cut off all in-kind aid and cooperation. It’s a two-way street, takes two to tango, and a double-edged sword and all that.
Not so fast, you can’t cut all funding. You can make new funding conditional on cooperation, but you can’t cut existing funding that had no such condition, unless it’s both rationally related to the topic and small enough that the state still has a meaningful choice. Sessions is well within his rights to deny OJP grants to sanctuary cities and states, but the majority of funding the cities get is immune.
What Millhouse says is correct.
Down voting him won’t make it less true.
I wish we could cut more funding, but that isn’t how it works.
This sounds like pretty low octane. Why not ask him what he thinks about:
The other states enforcing immigration law, other states denying medical benefits to illegal aliens, other states denying K through 12 to illegal aliens.
If we’re going full bore, then let’s take them up on it, and my state can start dropping illegal aliens from planes over Mexico. I’m sick of paying for them!!!
States can’t refuse to enroll illegal aliens in public schools, since the 1982 Supreme Court ruling in Plyler v. Doe.
I think that was a horrible decision and misinterpretation of the 14th amendment, but what I really don’t understand is the reaction to the ruling.
Why the heck didn’t our government say, “Okay, you are mandating that illegal aliens must receive schooling, so we have no choice but to deport lol that we can as that is a monstrous financial burden to us all.”
We should have been virtually illegal free by 1984 if we had a rational reaction to the ruling.
If you are in America illegally you HAVE broken the law!! No ifs, no buts! You ARE a law breaker!!!
with Tucker asking if it’s okay for states and cities to decide not to enforce federal gun or tax laws
Of course it is. That is one of the non-commandeering doctrine cases that made it to the Supreme Court, which upheld their right to do just that.
PS States and cities don’t enforce federal tax laws; the IRS does that.
He and Tucker sparred over which federal laws states and cities can decide not to enforce,
all of them. That’s what the anti-commandeering doctrine says.
the sheriff of Bristol County, the latter only this week called for the arrest of leaders of sanctuary cities. […] federal arrest warrants should be issued for their elected officials,”
In other words he holds the constitution in utter contempt. That’s a lot worse than illegal immigration.