Letter to the Editor

Scrap sanctuary cities

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Scrap sanctuary cities

To the Editor:

Is it time to reconsider and legally scrap sanctuary cities? Politics seems to destroy rational thoughts and side step common sense, intimidates good people from doing the right thing and gets policies off track. Common sense is described as a mixture of logic, evidence, experience, and history. Our law makers have clearly lost common sense. Case in point is sanctuary cities. They make no sense and we should say so loud and clear.

Basically, sanctuary cities can be defined as a jurisdiction that limits cooperation with the federal government's effort to enforce immigration laws. They shelter illegals from deportation.

These cities often ask for state and federal reimbursement -- providing social services to the poor often sick, generally undereducated, unemployed, and often criminally affiliated with other illegals in the United States.

Our social, medical, educational, employment, public health and law enforcement services are spread thinner in these sanctuary cities. These cities put American citizens who live in these cities at a disadvantage. They are costing citizens jobs. Case in point, over 500 illegals in Mississippi were apprehended at a chicken processing plant. The next day, 350 American citizens applied for jobs at the plant. We hear from Democrats that Americans will not do this kind of work. I would say that theory has been debunked.

Top states with sanctuary cities or counties include California (55,000) Oregon, Washington (12,000), Pennsylvania (6,000), New York (77,000), Massachusetts (6,000), Illinois, District of Columbia (7,000) Maryland, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa and Virginia. The numbers in parenthesis are number of homeless in six of the cities.

The numbers are hard to deny. The prognosis for these cities is very daunting without a change in policy. This influx of illegals into the country by the hundreds of thousands is dangerous without proper vetting. The huge numbers entering the country endangers the innocent, law abiding citizens. Public health and safety issues widen with illegal populations, there is a growing need to take a stance on cooperation with federal law enforcement.

Congress needs to own this crisis, and reverse it, says Robert Charles, journalist for AMAC magazine. That means stopping illegals at the border and stop the hemorrhaging of federal taxpayer dollars to bail out jurisdictions that invite these people. President Trump ask Congress for $5.2 Billion to put up a barrier at the southern border.

According to One America News, taxpayers have spent $182.8 billion (not a typo) on illegal immigrants thus far, while Congress sits on their gluteus and does nothing to fix the problem. It is no wonder that Congress has a rating of 15 percent for work done! If this doesn't make you angry, it should. We should replace Congress with people who will uphold The Bill of Rights and the Constitution, not with people who are career politicians and people who exploit taxpayers by lining their pocket. Senator Ted Cruz (R) has officially introduced legislation (SJR 1) to add Term Limit Amendment to the US Constitution. Poll after poll show that 70-80 percent of Americans support term limits. I hope people will support this amendment. If this is passed, we should see more work being done to solve these problems, including sanctuary cities,

Are sanctuary cities morally, legally, political right? No. That is why our laws on immigration need to be totally reformed. The whole "sanctuary city" gambit needs to be scrapped. We are either a country of laws, or we are not.

Stella Adcock


--Research from AMAC, One America News, Senator Cruz News Letter

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  • I totally agree with everything you have said. It seems Shelbyville has become a sanctuary city & getting worse every day.

    -- Posted by melvaj on Thu, Sep 5, 2019, at 10:50 AM
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