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There is a mistaken notion going around in conservative circles this year locally, statewide, and a few pockets nationally about Louisville Metro. On April 24, 2018 the Justice Department clearly stated that Louisville, Kentucky metro ordinance complies with Federal law.

The Trump administration has found Louisville is not a sanctuary city or in violation of federal immigration law, after the Department of Justice reviewed a city rule for compliance and threatened to cut grant money. Louisville was one of roughly two-dozen cities targeted by the federal government during a crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities that defy federal law by shielding undocumented immigrants from deportation. But the city ordinance in question does not make the city a sanctuary city, officials with the Department of Justice found.

Finally, Louisville Metro Mayor was correct when he stated the local ordinance did not break Federal law. Greg Fischer statement: “”Louisville is both in compliance with the federal law and a welcoming city. We will provide the additional documents sought; a subpoena is an unnecessary threat. Picking fights for political reasons is a disservice to all Louisvillians, Kentuckians and Americans,”

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3 Responses to “Justice Department Louisville Kentucky Is Not A Sanctuary City”

  1. Alexander says:

    Tennessee Does Have Problems with Sanctuary Cities:

    On the final day of the 2018 session, the Tennessee Legislature approved HB 2315, a bill that prohibits
    local governments throughout the state from adopting formal or de facto sanctuary policies. According
    to a comprehensive FAIR analysis of sanctuary policies nationwide, Tennessee’s three largest cities
    – Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville – maintain policies that limit cooperation and communication
    with federal immigration authorities. The bill, authored by State Rep. Jay Reedy, R-Erin, was approved
    overwhelmingly by both houses of the legislature, 25-5 in the Senate and 64-23 in the House. The bill
    was not signed by Gov. Bill Haslam, but will become law despite the lack of signature. Tennessee joins
    a growing list of states that are fighting back against policies that hinder or obstruct federal immigration
    enforcement. Enactment of HB 2315 is, in part, a testament to the hard work of true immigration reform
    advocates in Tennessee, who made it clear to lawmakers that this commonsense legislation to protect
    public safety enjoyed broad public support, despite boisterous opposition from well-funded illegal alien
    advocacy groups.

  2. Clint says:

    Important! Amnesty vote
    Dear Take Back Kentucky,

    TAKE ACTION!

    In what will be one of the most important votes in front of Congress, Paul Ryan has called for a vote on Amnesty. Contact your Representatives. The vote will occur this week!

    From NumbersUSA:

    House vote this week on Ryan Amnesty — Here are the details

    The details of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s amnesty bill are out, and they’re not good. Should it become law, it could become the largest amnesty ever passed by Congress.

    Pres. Trump complicated things earlier today when he told Fox & Friends’ Steve Doocy that he wouldn’t sign the Ryan Amnesty. But the White House has walked back those comments, and we’re hearing the votes will occur as planned.

    The Ryan Amnesty follows the same playbook as the Gang of 8 by offering an immediate and permanent amnesty to at least 1.8 million illegal aliens with only promises of future enforcement. You can read more about the proposal in my new blog, but here are the highlights:

    Amnesty — Ryan’s bill would grant an immediate and permanent amnesty to illegal aliens who qualify for Pres. Obama’s executive DACA amnesty. The Migration Policy Institute estimates that at least 1.8 million illegal aliens could be eligible. But as we’ve learned from past amnesties, estimates are usually on the low end.

    Illegal aliens would receive a renewable 6-year work permit and would be eligible for green cards beginning in 2025.

    Chain Migration — The legislation would eliminate two chain migration categories — married adult children of citizens, now capped annually at 23,400, and adult siblings of citizens, now capped annually at 65,000.

    The 65,000 adult siblings category would be rolled into the employment-based categories, increasing the number of employment-based green cards available each year to 205,000.

    The 23,400 married children category would be rolled into an “escrow” account that would eventually be available to amnesty recipients through a special merit-based system.

    Visa Lottery — The legislation would end the visa lottery, but the green cards would also be rolled into the special merit-based “escrow”.

    Merit-based immigration — The legislation would create a special merit-based immigration system to provide green cards to illegal aliens who receive the amnesty and certain children of guest-workers. Beginning in 2025, the feds will issue 78,400 green cards per year, in order of merit, to eligible aliens. Once everyone eligible receives a green card, the program will end. But that could take 23 years, if the amnesty is only 1.8 million.

    Border security — The legislation would appropriate about $25 billion for Pres. Trump’s border wall and other border improvements, including a biometric entry/exit system.

    The House is in recess until Tuesday morning. We expect the votes to occur either Wednesday night or Thursday morning, so be on the lookout for action alerts with instructions to call your Members of Congress.

    Take care and God Bless!

  3. Charles says:

    ACTION ALERT!

    Email Your Legislator NOW

    call your Member of Congress: US Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121

    The House is scheduled to vote on two immigration bills at any time today. We feel it is important that you are up-to-speed on what’s going on, and exactly what will be voted on – as things have changed over the last few days and, unfortunately, may not be as they appear.

    It seems that House Leadership has executed yet another slight of hand that is sure to create problems for the President’s efforts to see real immigration reform enacted in this country….reform that will protect both our citizens and our constitutional freedoms.

    One of the bills that will be voted on today is Chairman Goodlatte’s H.R. 4760, the Securing America’s Future Act. We support this piece of legislation as it was originally introduced. We feel it is the best immigration reform bill under consideration in the U.S. Congress – and, though not perfect, would institute real reforms to our broken immigration system – reforms that have been needed for a long while.

    Enter the congressional sausage making machine, and politics as usual!

    The second bill to be brought up for a vote today, as an alternative to H.R. 4760 is the House Leadership-approved H.R. 6136, the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act. This bill is now being called the Goodlatte-Ryan-Denham bill. So another “Goodlatte” bill. How confusing. This “alternative” to the original Goodlatte proposal has resulted in justifiable frustration, anger, and confusion.

    To be clear, ACT for America is NOT supportive of what House Leadership is now touting as a second “Goodlatte Bill,” HR 6136 – Border Security and Immigration Reform Act or “Goodlatte 2”. Please let your House legislator know that you are very much opposed to HR 6136, the Goodlatte-Ryan-Denham bill.

    We are greatly disappointed at the Leadership’s approach to this matter. It is confusing, not only to their colleagues in the Congress, but to us, the American citizens all across the nation.

    This confusing approach will achieve nothing but assuring that any attempt to finally fix our broken immigration system goes down in flames. Shame on them.

    Please take action now. This is a VERY TIME SENSITIVE MATTER – as the votes are expected TODAY at ANY TIME.

    Email your representative to express your opinion, OR call your Member of Congress: US Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121

    Email Your Legislator NOW

    For Freedom,

    ACT for America

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