O’Reilly: If Sanctuary Cities Defy Trump, They Will ‘Pay a Price’
O'REILLY: "So, the mindset of de Blasio, Rahm Emanuel in Chicago, and other far left mayors, their constituencies wants open borders and amnesty, so, they play to that constituency. And to the federal government, which now wants to enforce immigration law, because President Trump made out a hallmark of his campaign. You have two opposing forces with little chance of reconciliation. It should be noted that the federal appeals courts have never required local governments to comply with detainer requests. It is optional. If you can’t be arrested if you defy a detainer. An official can be arrested if he or she defies a warrant. Finally, to make things worse it is comply with federal law, the Trump Administration will now withhold money from them in the form of Justice Department grants, that means cities like Seattle, which receives millions of dollars to beef up local law enforcement, and institute safety programs, may no longer get that money. Which is why Seattle is suing. The whole thing is a giant mess and reflects the huge division in this country. Will sanctuary cities be forced to comply? Doubtful. But they will pay a price. That’s the memo."