How do I tell my kids and grandkids, that they should always obey the law, uhh, except when they don’t like the law?
That begs the question: Why do our elected representatives on the left openly protect and approve of those who blatantly break our immigration laws?
Whenever a president, governor or mayor takes office, they take an oath to faithfully preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, i.e., to follow the law. Fact is, hundreds of these officials know they will be breaking the law as they recite the pledge.
With all the hoopla about illegal immigration, it is stunning to learn that the administrations of over three hundred cities and towns in this country have been breaking laws every day by declaring their venue as “sanctuary” meaning, law breakers are given immunity, de facto, from enforcement based solely on the political leanings. They are telling our kids, “We don’t like this law, so we give ourselves permission to violate.”
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, for example, openly declared in November of 2016, that his city will always remain a sanctuary venue for law-breakers, the law be damned. Emanuel joins the mayors of New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia and many others who all have said their sanctuary city policies will remain in place despite the threat of losing federal assistance. According to most reports, 300 cities and counties across the country have such a policy. The ultimate loss of federal funding could be staggering for these communities. In the case of San Francisco, for example, city officials say they receive about one billion dollars from Washington.
For the most part, President Barack Obama was a strong advocate for immigrants, legal and illegal, basically allowing the sanctuary cities with impunity, no matter the level of crime and drug trafficking that many illegals brought with them. This doesn’t even mention the estimated 40 percent of all illegals who come to America with valid visas, then overstay and disappear within populous.
My kids ask me, “Why do mayors, governors and past presidents protect law violators?” Most will tell us that it’s all about compassion and love of fellow humans. But, I wonder.
Sure, many illegal immigrants are hard workers, but many more are leeches on our economy and system of laws. The Center for Immigration Studies found that at least 51 percent of immigrants are using one or more welfare program. Immigrant households headed by Central American or Mexican origins use welfare programs at a rate 86 percent higher than U.S. citizens.
A 2014 study by National Review found that $1.87 billion was spent just to house illegal aliens in our prisons. That doesn’t address the costs of court process, police, probation, or the enormous costs to victims of violent and non-violent crime.
The U.S. Sentencing Commission reports that aliens accounted for nearly 75 percent of drug possession cases and 30 percent of drug sentences in 2014.
Breitbart published a chilling article by former Congressman Tom Tancredo on crime stats by illegals in 2015. Between 2008 and 2014, 40 percent of all murder convictions in Florida were criminal aliens.
Crime statistics abound regarding illegal aliens, but we must also consider the enormous chunk out of our tax supported economy that goes to health care and education afforded all aliens, legal or not.
Meanwhile, the leaders of 300 sanctuary cities in America continue to advocate for illegal aliens, some of whom have committed terrible crimes, like the recent rape of a 14 year-old student in a Maryland high school bathroom by two adult students in the country illegally. Sanctuary cities stand as a blockade against local law enforcement officers who are prohibited, in many cases, from even questioning these people.
Some folks say it’s about compassion. Really? Are Democrats supporting sanctuary cities from the goodness of their heart? Think again.
They are seeding the future political landscape of America.
In 1955, Ron Kessler wrote a book, Inside the White House, in which President Lyndon B. Johnson was on Air Force One speaking informally to two governors, when he said, “I’ll have those n**gers voting Democrat for the next 200 years.” Johnson, as we all know, was the force behind the welfare entitlement programs that we live with today.
Open borders and the standing invitation by liberal politicians to protect illegal immigrants – by the millions – is tantamount to engineering the cultural and political landscape of 2030 and 2040. Babies today will have many more babies tomorrow. Robust birth rates will stack the deck for widespread loyalty to political liberalism, thus relegating the Republican Party to minor status. And, they are getting away with it.
See…crime Does Pay after all.