[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The definition of sanctuary is to give refuge or safety. Sanctuary cities apply that definition not to American citizens, but rather to foreign invaders, also known as illegal aliens, by giving these illegals protectionist status by refusing to enforce immigration laws. This protection is even applied to illegals with criminal backgrounds, and also to those illegals who have been arrested, incarcerated, then released by the American criminal justice system.
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]The existence of sanctuary cities was recently brought to the attention of the American people following the death of Kate Steinle who was allegedly shot by a foreign invader, 45-year old Francisco Sanchez, in broad daylight as she was simply walking along the San Francisco pier with her father. Sanchez had previously been deported five times and stated that he went to San Francisco because he knew it was a sanctuary city.
The Center for Immigration Studies recently conducted a study in which they identified over 200 sanctuary cities. In addition, the entire states of North Dakota and Rhode Island are sanctuary states.
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]Even more disturbingly, CIS points out that the policies of the Obama administration and their refusal to act and enforce current immigration law.
More than 200 cities, counties and states across the United States are considered sanctuary cities. These state and local jurisdictions have policies, laws, executive orders, or regulations allowing them to avoid cooperating with federal immigration law enforcement authorities. These “cities” ignore federal law authorizing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to administratively deport illegal aliens without seeking criminal warrants or convictions from federal, state, or local courts. Although federal law requires the cooperation, the Department of Justice has never sued or taken any measure, including denying federal funds, against a jurisdiction. On the contrary, the present administration has made it difficult for the states and localities which choose to aid in enforcing immigration laws. Federal law was labelled voluntary by the administration in a November 2014 policy memorandum signed by the Homeland Security Secretary.
An interactive map of all sanctuary cities can be found HERE.
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