Lou Barletta Pledges to End Sanctuary Cities in Pennsylvania if Elected Governor


“Law enforcement officials are able to cite Pennsylvanians who aren’t wearing a mask in public.” Illegal immigrant advocate and PA Gov. Tom Wolf

Wolf’s World: Police are forbidden from inquiring if someone is in the country illegally, but police are able to cite Pennsylvanians for not following Wolf’s unilateral mask edict.


An illegal alien has been arrested for allegedly murdering a woman in front of her children in the sanctuary jurisdiction of Chester County, Pennsylvania.


Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf praised the new rules, claiming it “provides clear direction for state troopers.” The governor was joined by other pro-immigration groups that lauded the guidelines.

New Policy Forbids Pennsylvania Cops From Arresting People For Being An Illegal Immigrant

February 05, 2019 – Police across the state of Pennsylvania have been slapped with severe restrictions when it comes to dealing with suspected illegal immigrants…


“We have to protect the Pennsylvania workers, without question. Illegal immigration cost — just last year — cost Pennsylvania taxpayers $1.38 billion, 1.38 billion,” Barletta contended. “So when we’re saying, ‘Where are we going to get the money for our infrastructure? Where are we going to get the money for our education for our children? Where are we going to get the money to do some of the things in our communities?’ Let’s start with almost one and a half billion dollars just by cracking down on illegal immigration. … Now how do you provide services to people who are not paying taxes? There’s nothing good about illegal immigration, and we’re going to make sure we’re protecting legal immigrants, legal Pennsylvania workers, and as far as advertising to come to Pennsylvania if you’re in the country illegally, that’s going to end.”

Exclusive: Lou Barletta Pledges to End Sanctuary Cities in Pennsylvania if Elected Governor

by Ashley Oliver15 Aug 2021

Former Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA), who is running for governor in Pennsylvania, vowed during an interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Saturday to rid the state of sanctuary policies should he win his race.

Barletta, who gained attention during his decade-long tenure as Hazleton mayor for his fight against illegal migration, said banning sanctuary jurisdictions would be his first priority in responding to the current flood of illegal migrants at the southern border.

“The first and foremost thing would be to stop sanctuary cities,” Barletta said. “You want to talk about a magnet to draw people in to the state of Pennsylvania?”

Barletta zoned in specifically on Philadelphia, which has repeatedly ranked as one of the most crime-ridden major cities in the U.S. and closed out 2020 with its highest number of homicides since 1990 at 499. He tied the high crime rate to illegal migration and blamed Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) for his role in perpetuating the issue.

“When you have a sanctuary city, when you have a mayor who actually danced when he found out — Mayor Kenney danced when he found out that Philadelphia could become a sanctuary city,” Barletta said.

The dance Barletta mentioned is a reference to Kenney’s celebration in 2018 after a federal judge sided with the city over the Trump administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ), ruling that DOJ could not withhold federal funding from the city over what it perceived to be a lack of compliance with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf praised the new rules, claiming it “provides clear direction for state troopers.” The governor was joined by other pro-immigration groups that lauded the guidelines.

New Policy Forbids Pennsylvania Cops From Arresting People For Being An Illegal Immigrant

Jason Hopkins Immigration and politics reporter February 05, 2019

Police across the state of Pennsylvania have been slapped with severe restrictions when it comes to dealing with suspected illegal immigrants and helping Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.

Following accusations last year of racial profiling and essentially serving as an enforcement arm for ICE, Pennsylvania police are now limited in how they deal with suspects who may be living in the country illegally. New state regulations, and even a decision by the Supreme Court, have laid out how police can lawfully handle such situations.

If a Pennsylvania state trooper pulls a car over for a traffic violation, that officer can no longer ask for identification solely to check on the suspect’s immigration status. In fact, troopers are barred from arresting any foreign national for simply being an illegal immigrant.

The new rules don’t stop there.

If a trooper does arrest an immigrant, law enforcement is required to inform the suspect of their right to contact the consulate of their home government. Troopers must also now file a comprehensive report about any interaction they have with an immigrant, detailing the reasons for their interaction or detention. The rule is meant to track any patterns of racial profiling by the officer.

Police are still capable of notifying ICE if they believe an individual is undocumented. However, a trooper could only do so after their interaction with a foreign national is over i.e. the person has already driven away after being pulled over for a traffic violation.

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