Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Op-ed: Bye-Bye Sanctuary Cities

Bye-Bye Sanctuary Cities
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio bit.ly/2cpXuRd
“The rise in illegal border crossing by Mexicans [illegal immigrants] to a current rate of more than 1 million cases a year has been accompanied by a curious relaxation in ethical standards extending all the way from the farmer-exploiters of this contraband labor to the highest levels of the federal government.” 
- Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Sept. 1954
Sanctuary cities...two words of contention and rightly so for sanctuary cities are merely a safe haven for those who knowingly and willingly break our laws, specifically our federal immigration laws. And while some Democratic mayors in 'so-called' sanctuary cities are ready to take on President-elect Donald J. Trump by vowing not to abide with Trump’s upcoming deportation orders for three million criminal illegal aliens, the fact is that in the end they will be forced to do so. And why...because it all comes down to dollar and cents. 
Dollars and cents...without federal funding those cities not complying will find themselves facing a domino effect for they will then have to raise taxes on their residents to pay for all the free stuff illegals receive, forcing those who can to start leaving for the suburbs and they will take their businesses with them. And what happens then...the poverty-stricken inner cities grow more demanding as those with their ‘gimmee-gimmee’ hands still out press for even more free stuff, possibly then bankrupted their city’s budget. But do the mayors of New York City, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, Providence, Denver, Santa Fe, San Francisco, Los Angeles; Oakland, and Washington D.C. care...apparently not as they say they will keep their sanctuary city status at all costs no matter that as per the Center for Immigration Studies, almost half the households headed by an illegal alien are receiving welfare, food stamps, and health benefits for both themselves and their children at said cities expense. 
And key to all this is that if said city’s mayors refuse to shed their sanctuary city designation...a designation that simply means that local police will not coordinate with federal law enforcement in efforts to deport undocumented aliens...then they would be in direct violation of federal law with the Supreme Court agreeing saying that "the State may not pursue policies that undermine federal law"...which the cities refusing to drop the sanctuary city designation would surely be doing. More on that in a bit.
"We will end the sanctuary cities that have resulted in so many needless deaths. Cities that refuse to cooperate with federal authorities will not receive taxpayer dollars, and we will work with Congress to pass legislation to protect those jurisdictions that do assist federal authorities."
- President-elect Donald J. Trump
And know that today’s sanctuary cities exist because the DOJ knew that as long as Obama was president they did not have prosecute anyone especially since local law enforcement officials are not required to contact U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement about the immigration status of people they come in contact with nor are they required to notify the feds when an illegal alien is about to be released from custody. In fact, New York and Los Angeles do not hold undocumented inmates in jail at the request of the U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) unless the detainer request is accompanied by a judge's order. 
So if these cities still do not voluntarily comply even when ordered to do so federal immigration agents or the military could force them to comply just like President Dwight D. Eisenhower did back in June 1954 when he rid our country of nearly 3 million illegal aliens with all going back to Mexico...their home. Calling his round-up ‘Operation Wetback,’ Eisenhower had local and federal officials ‘sweep’ Mexican neighborhoods looking for illegals with the result being that within one month 50,000 illegals had been arrested and deported, while nearly half a million ‘self-deported’ to avoid arrest. By September 1954, 80,000 more illegals were deported from Texas, with between 500,000-700,000 additional illegal aliens fleeing back to Mexico. And Eisenhower did this with much less man-power and resources than the feds have today yet when ‘Operation Wetback’ was completed not only was Eisenhower able to seal the border but nearly 3 million illegal aliens had been returned home to Mexico. And his actions deterred illegal crossings for years, that is until the modern day kumbaya Democratic sorts came into power and started handing out all the free stuff in return for the illegal’s vote.
And dare we forget that the Obama administration monetarily rewards sanctuary cities...and know that there are currently in total 340 sanctuary cities, municipalities, counties, and states that are considered 'sanctuary locations' within these United States with 200 of that number being actual sanctuary cities...cities that protect violent criminal illegal aliens from being deported. And Obama specifically showers these cities with hundreds of millions if not billions of dollars in federal monies and grants...monies and grants that funnel through the Department of Justice (DOJ)...the very department whose job it is to enforce the immigration laws currently on the books but who obviously do nothing of the sort. 
And with Obama as president, this past five years alone saw $3.4+ billion in federal funds going to sanctuary states and cities with $342,168,401 specifically going to 10 major sanctuary cities including $132,409,635 going to California with San Francisco receiving the bulk of those dollars, and with New York City and Chicago receiving $60,091,942 and $28,523,222 respectively. A cash cow Donald J. Trump hopes to soon rightfully end for those monies can surely be used elsewhere...like to help homeless veterans perhaps.
So besides having these monies being funneled through the DOJ, the DOJ has other duties including providing federal leadership in regards to preventing and controlling crime coupled with seeking “just punishment” for those guilty of unlawful behavior. And unlawful behavior includes those behaviors committed by illegal criminal aliens but just ask Kate Steinle’s parents how well the DOJ did that job. Remember, this is the same DOJ who did not a thing after the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department refused to honor a detainer request issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez. You remember Sanchez...the illegal alien who had seven prior felony convictions in the U.S. and had been deported to Mexico five separate times...the very criminal alien living in the sanctuary city of San Francisco who murdered the Steinle’s daughter. 
And know that if the DOJ had done their job their daughter would be alive today, and so would those others murdered by the more than 9,000 illegal aliens released that the feds were seeking to deport between January 1st and September 30th of 2014. And at the end of 2015, 69% percent of those released were still at large within our borders. Now add in that the liberal Migration Policy Institute had to admit that there are over 800,000 illegal aliens with criminal records, with almost 700,000 of them with felony arrest records... and those numbers only take into account those who have been arrested and faced trial NOT those who committed crimes without being caught. And the final kicker is that hundreds of thousands of criminal aliens are currently protected from deportation as they await trials and sentences...many hiding out in sanctuary cities.
“Chicago will always be a sanctuary city”...or so says Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as he surrounds himself with the politically correct and oh so required group of diversity props to make his announcement.
And while Rahm Emanuel might think he can do as he so chooses, legally he is completely wrong for sanctuary cities are indeed a violation of federal law as per 8 USC section 1324, ‘Bringing in and harboring certain aliens’ (see full code here: http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/8/12/II/VIII/1324)...which specifically deals with those persons who knowingly conceal, harbor, or shield undocumented aliens, and deals with the consequences of such acts. And this could well apply to elected officials...as in mayors...of sanctuary cities...and this is what the Supreme Court’s agreeing concerned.
So what exactly can the now President Trump legally do especially since precedent for deportation has already been set as per the above stated actions of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. First it’s important to remember that states and cities cannot be required to enforce federal law, and there is no U.S. requirement that tells police to ask about a person's immigration status, so that leaves Trump the option to legally pull funding from said cities if they do not comply. 
And while the mayors of the District of Columbia, Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, and Chicago, have all said that despite the financial loss their cities will face, they will not change policies in place that allow them to limit cooperation with immigration-related requests from the federal government. And this leads one to wonder exactly why these mayors are so willing to lose funding...why they are willing to protect illegal criminal aliens instead of protected law-abiding American citizens from the likes of said illegal criminal aliens.
In fact, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has taken this stance to the nth degree by publicly stating that he would destroy a database of "undocumented immigrants" who have city identification cards before he would ever hand that database over to Trump. “We are not going to sacrifice a half-million people who live amongst us...We will do everything we know how to do to resist that” were de Blasio's exact words.
So again...why? 
Could the answer be as simple as these mayors know that in due time they will get their funding back through other means...maybe even through sham programs they propose and set up in such a way as to be perceived as programs presented in the name of the public good thus making them eligible for federal funding...or maybe it is because they know that even if some of the now currently released 10,000 criminal illegal aliens do go on to commit further crimes, they know from past incidents that the public outcry will be very short-lived and soon die down without the political problems and ensuing public outcry that would come from mass deportations that could include the breaking up of families.
So for now President-elect Donald J. Trump is standing strong on ridding our country of so-called sanctuary cities which in reality are nothing but hide-outs for illegal criminal aliens, and seeing how Trump operates you just know sanctuary cities days are numbered even if he has to do it through executive order. And if that be the case then so be it.

Today, Tuesday, November 22nd for 7 to 9pm EST on American Political Radio, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discuss sanctuary cities, the truth about conservatives missing the mark, and will keep you up to date on Donald Trump's cabinet picks.

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