•   Attorney General Bill Barr announced a slew of additional sanctions that he called a “significant escalation” against  local and state governments that obstruct the “lawful functioning of our nation’s immigration system.”
  •   Barr said the Justice Department would immediately file multiple lawsuits against sanctuary jurisdictions for unconstitutionally interfering with federal immigration enforcement, and implement unprecedented national reviews of left-wing sanctuary governments and prosecutors.
  • Let us state the reality upfront and as clearly as possible,” Barr began. “When we are talking about sanctuary cities, we are talking about policies that are designed to allow criminal aliens to escape. These policies are not about people who came to our country illegally but have otherwise been peaceful and productive members of society.  Their express purpose is to shelter aliens whom local law enforcement has already arrested for other crimes.  This is neither lawful nor sensible.”
  • The DOJ has now filed a federal complaint against the State of New Jersey seeking declaratory and injunctive relief “against its laws that forbid state and local law enforcement from sharing vital information about criminal aliens with DHS,” Barr said.

Source: foxnews.com

Lawrence Ray charged with running sex cult using daughter’s Sarah Lawrence classmates

  • A sex-trafficking svengali created a cult à la Nxivm — preying on classmates of his daughter at Sarah Lawrence College, Manhattan authorities said Tuesday.
  • Lawrence Ray — who once served as best man at former top city cop Bernie Kerik’s wedding — made half a million dollars pimping out one female victim, federal prosecutors said in an indictment.
  • Ray embarked on his sick scheme in 2010, when he moved into the on-campus pad where his daughter, then a sophomore at the prestigious school, lived with female and male roommates, officials said.At first, the twisted dad presented himself as a caring “father figure,’’ according to the indictment.He soon began lecturing the young group “on his personal philosophy and conducted his ‘therapy’ sessions … during which he learned intimate details about their private lives, vulnerabilities, and mental health struggles with the pretense of helping them,’’ the document said.Ray — who was convicted in 2001 in a pump-and-dump stock fraud scheme — then launched what amounted to a 10-year reign of terror over his victims, the feds said.He allegedly used psychological torture and physical violence to keep them under his thumb and force them to do his bidding.

Source: nypost.com