Californians by a wide margin oppose sanctuary cities. A UC Berkeley study codified these findings for the reading public, as a nearly 80% of respondents from all political leanings opposed policies forbidding cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities. Why should anyone be surprised? These sanctuary city policies amount to nothing more than dangerous posturing from desperate, self-serving, predominantly Democratic politicians.
Canada has an illegal immigration crisis on our southern border since Justin Trudeau welcomed the world back in January with his tweet sent in reaction to President Trump’s temporary travel ban.
What’ll it take for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to unequivocally state that it’s against the law to illegally enter Canada and that he flat out doesn’t want anyone doing it?
A: Hell freezing over.
California has gone to hell in a handbasket but the Progressive elites could care less. After all, it’s all about power and votes.
There is concern among Phoenix police officers that proposed changes by the city’s police department to restrict officers from contacting immigration authorities will lead to an explosion in gang violence similar to the one that gripped the city in the 80’s and 90’s.
Many illegal immigrants may have a serious misunderstanding of the word “sanctuary” when it comes to the controversial issue of so-called sanctuary cities. One expert says the misunderstanding means some immigrants may have placed too much faith in their city’s elected leaders who make sweeping declarations of “sanctuary” with the net result being more friction between local police and the immigrant community.
In the lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court, a 46-year-old man, identified only by the initials, D.H., said Murray “raped and molested him” over several years, beginning in 1986 – when he was 15 and addicted to crack cocaine, and when Murray was in his early 30s.
“The latest report, which covers February 4–10, shows that contrary to the myth sanctuary city proponents peddle – that those released are nonviolent – dozens who were released have been convicted of violent crimes, such as sexual assault, domestic battery, and cruelty toward children,” Townhall reported. “In total, ICE issued 2,825 detainer requests across the U.S. and 47 were declined.”
“Such policies cannot continue,” the nation’s top cop insisted earlier this week, according to Fox News. “They make our nation less safe by putting dangerous criminals back on the street.”
The flashpoints in the debate over illegal immigration and sanctuary policies have unfolded all over the country, but may represent just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to crimes committed by people with no legal right to be in the country.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement on Monday that the Justice Department will bar all sanctuary cities from receiving any grants or other federal funds from the department should be welcome news to Americans—especially those whose families have been victimized by criminal illegal aliens released by sanctuary cities like San Francisco.
In a surprise appearance at the White House Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions further warned sanctuary cities against harboring dangerous criminal illegal aliens and detailed coming consequences for doing so.
In an attempt to increase pressure on sanctuary cities, the Department of Homeland Security has published its first weekly list of all 118 localities refusing to cooperate with the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown.
Each week, the list will publish every detention request rejected by local jails — detailing the relevant agency, the status of the immigrant, and the charges they are facing.
The American Civil Liberties Union is launching an ambitious plan to create a swath of “freedom cities” capable of resisting Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
The civil rights organization, which has emerged as one of the Trump administration’s major foes, plans to leverage individual cities’ local authority to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation.
It is to Donald Trump’s credit that he has done what no other presidential candidate, or major American political figure, has ever done, by championing these unfashionable and (for many) inconvenient victims of illegal-immigrant crime (inconvenient because they muddy the dominant media narrative).
It’s hard to imagine a motion more ill-considered than the one passed Monday by city council to make Montreal a sanctuary city. Welcoming illegal immigrants to take advantage of municipal and, the city hopes, provincial services will create added pressures on existing resources, and result in increased taxes or deteriorating quality of life for all Montrealers. No doubt Mayor Denis Coderre and his supporters’ hearts are in the right place, but Montrealers need to know that welcoming large numbers of illegal immigrants will cost. A lot.