Friday, March 8, 2019

NOT GOOD: Sanctuaries Kill. And They’re Still Thriving Under The Trump Administration

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At the annual CPAC gathering, President Trump once again reiterated his battle cry to fight the “invasion” at our border and stop sanctuary cities from harboring the invasion in our communities. The problem is that while many of his proposals, such as building the complete wall, ending visa overstays, changing birthright citizenship, halting chain migration, and ending TPS amnesty seem to be dead, sanctuary cities are alive and well and harboring more dangerous criminals than ever.
With the growth of sanctuary cities, the two million illegal aliens who have been arrested for crimes (aside from breaking immigration law and identity theft) have been given a freer ride than even under Obama. Whereas Obama’s administration would at least deport many criminal aliens, the new sanctuary cities have gotten so radical that they will often release the worst criminals imaginable onto our streets without turning them over to ICE.
With an all-powerful federal government infringing upon so many state issues, where is this federal juggernaut when it comes to preventing states from stealing the sovereignty of the entire federal union, a power and duty that belong completely to the federal government?
Over the weekend, the Associated Press reported, “About 18 months after the Trump administration threatened to withhold law enforcement grants from nearly 30 places around the country it felt weren’t doing enough to work with federal immigration agents, all but one have received or been cleared to get the money.”
To be fair to Trump, Congress refused to address the slam-dunk political issue of sanctuary cities in any meaningful way, either in a sustained effort to pass stand-alone legislation or to strip sanctuaries of federal grants in a budget bill. Then again, Trump never threatened to veto a budget bill without provisions punishing sanctuary cities. Now, his only power is to use DOJ law enforcement grants to withhold funding for these cities, but thanks to the administration’s growing obsequiousness to the courts, sanctuaries are feeling no reprisal.
Read the rest of the story HERE and follow a link to a related story below:

‘Sanctuary’ cities are getting their grants despite threats

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