GoLocalProv Political Team
Gubernatorial candidate Joe Trillo is demanding immediate action from the Justice Department on Rhode Island’s Sanctuary Status.
Trillo is appealing to the U.S. Attorney General for the Justice Department to investigate Rhode Island’s illegal sanctuary state actions and the officials who are allowing those actions to happen. Trillo was the Rhode Island Chair of President Donald Trump's Presidential campaign.
Trillo Released the Following Statement:
“Like many communities across the country, our state and municipalities are trying to cope with the repercussions of such blatant disregard for the law. Unfortunately, our governor and other state officials continue to publicly denounce and refuse to enforce our federal immigration laws. Illegal immigration and sanctuary status are given priority over the concerns of citizens and our communities. These activities put additional strain on our schools, hospitals, and social services, while contributing to additional crime on our streets. As we have seen in California in recent weeks, we are reaching a breaking point which demands immediate action by the Justice Department to enforce U.S. law in response to defiance by a handful of states, seemingly acting in coordination to push sanctuary status.
Concerted actions such as the Department of Corrections (ICE) detainer policy, the Community Safety Act in Providence, municipal ID cards for illegal immigrants, and now opposition to citizenship questions on the census, are all examples of policies aimed at circumventing federal immigration laws. Even worse, state officials work behind the scenes to restrict our law enforcement community, putting pressure on our department of Corrections and Public Safety to release criminal ICE detainees onto our streets.”