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Sanctuary City Insanity

American citizens by now know all about the sanctuary city policy of a startling number of American cities. New York is a sanctuary city and Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a sanctuary city cheerleader. "We need the immigrants," he says. "Don't hit on the immigrants," he says — to widespread acclaim on the liberal left. But he fails to distinguish between legal and illegal. He fails also to understand that because of the don't ask, don't tell practice we now live under, murderers, rapists, pedophiles, and other miscreants are free to sneak into the United States and roam our streets with impunity.

In sanctuary cities, illegal immigrants can come and go just like you and me without worrying about being turned over to ICE (Immigrant & Customs Enforcement). Under normal conditions, immigration law would require that, once known to local authorities, an illegal immigrant would be reported to ICE.

In a sanctuary city like New York, an illegal immigrant doesn't have to worry that his immigration status will ever be revealed. Immigration lawyers and anyone with common sense will tell you that illegal aliens gravitate to the cities where they know they'll have a safe haven and an abundance of free government services. Taxpayers, which is to say you and I, pick up the tab. Let's talk about that for a moment and take a hard look at the deadly and costly results of that.

Recently three young college students were killed, execution style, in Newark, New Jersey. Newark is a sanctuary city. The students were attacked by four or five individuals, one of whom — Jose Carranza, a Peruvian national — is an illegal immigrant. Jose had a fake Social Security number and was previously charged with raping a 5-year-old girl and then threatening both her and her parents. Because of this he faced a 31-count indictment. Local authorities knew Jose was in the United States illegally, yet they refused to notify ICE. The judge in the case lowered Carranza's bail, thereby making it easier for him to live among the general populace.

Do we have to spell this out? Had local authorities done their job and not protected Jose, those college students would probably be alive today. If that doesn't make you angry, we can end this article right here.

Cory Booker, the one-time Mayor of Newark, defended the practice of not alerting the authorities. In fact he self-righteously intoned that local law enforcement had no obligation to do the federal government's job.

Here's another case.

Does every state or city in America have the right to establish its own immigration policy? Now might be a good time to consult the dictionary concerning the word "anarchy".

A few years ago a wife and mother of two was overpowered near Shea Stadium in Flushing by five men who sexually assaulted her over a period of several hours. Every one of them was reportedly an illegal alien. Four of them had been in the custody of the New York City Police Department prior to the rape, but were released rather than being turned over to USCIS — the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Want another example? Of the six men who were arrested while plotting sophisticated plans to blow up Ft. Dix in New Jersey, three of them, all Muslims, were here illegally, living in New Jersey and training on American soil, financed by American tax moneys.

We could go on. The examples are legion. But you get the idea.

The situation is as out of control on the west coast. California has roughly 20 municipalities providing sanctuary protections to illegal immigrants, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.

Colorado has about eight sanctuary cities, including Denver. Florida has three sanctuaries, including Miami. Even Texas has them, including Dallas, Austin, Ft. Worth, and Houston.

Does every state or city in America have the right to establish its own immigration policy? Now might be a good time to consult the dictionary concerning the word "anarchy". The dictionary describes anarchy as the absence of government, a state of lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of governmental authority.

"Anarchy" perfectly describes our current approach to U.S. immigration.

It's time for President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Republicans in the House and Senate to come down hard on this large and growing menace to elementary law and order in America.