Louisiana Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) is slamming the Obama administration’s agreement with the city of New Orleans, which allows criminal illegal immigrants to be harbored in what’s referred to as a ‘sanctuary city.’
In statement, Fleming praised Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry after he spoke with an immigration subcommittee on how to keep New Orleans from protecting illegal immigrants.
“Louisiana AG Jeff Landry testified powerfully and effectively on behalf of our state,” Fleming said. “He advocated for the rule of law and against the Holder Justice Department conspiring with Mayor Landrieu to subvert our immigration laws and let illegal immigrants run free.”
“Today’s hearing made it clear that President Obama and New Orleans mayor have a pro-illegal immigration agreement. The Mayor’s own representative at the hearing said, ‘our officers under this policy do not inquire about a person’s immigration status.’”
“Louisiana is no stranger to tragedy resulting from illegal immigration. St. John the Baptist Parish Fire Chief Spencer Chauvin lost his life when he was struck by an illegal immigrant driving a bus for which he was not licensed from New Orleans to Baton Rouge,” Fleming said.
Fleming is a cosponsor of H.R. 3002, the Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Act, which would block all federal funding to cities that are out of compliance with reporting requirements to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Fleming is also a candidate in Louisiana’s Senate race this year. He’s undoubtedly the most anti-illegal immigration candidate in the running, echoing rhetoric from GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.