A Massachusetts sheriff has testified before the House Judiciary Committee, raising awareness of the ill-effects caused by “sanctuary city” policies.
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson lit a fire under elected officials who favor policies harboring illegal immigrants in his state, saying that leaders who harbor illegals or tip off targets of ICE raids should be arrested.
“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 bluntly.
The sheriff’s discussion was brought up on The Chris Salcedo Show, a syndicated program.
Illinois Democratic Representative Luis Gutierrez criticized Hodgson on the program, defending sanctuary cities and claiming them as a refuge for those wishing to stay illegally.
“We’re not here to solve a problem. We’re here to say that immigrants are drunk drivers, murderers, rapists and gang members,” the Congressman said. “We have a president that said that all Mexicans are murderers, rapists and drug dealers.”
According to The Blaze, Salcedo then corrected Gutierrez on the statement made by President Trump during his campaign, responding with some fiery words of his own.
“Representative Luis Gutierrez: how many murders by illegal aliens are acceptable to you, sir?” Salcedo asked. “This is a question that won’t be asked, because he’s a Democrat, and the press doesn’t ask tough questions of democrats. But sir, how many illegal aliens killing Americans are acceptable to you?”
Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone of Massachusetts -who has a sanctuary city under his leadership- criticized Sheriff Hodgson’s testimony, calling the lawman a “thug,” and challenging him, saying “come and get me.”
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