Sanctuary cities and states that are advocating for the protection of criminal illegal aliens from federal law enforcement, has nothing to do with compassion and/or pro-immigration viewpoints. It’s all about power.
Not long ago, leading Democrats and Republicans shared concerns about “illegal” immigration while vowing to take measures to control the border and dispatch law enforcement to deal with “illegal” activities.
Many democrats of years passed have called for stricter measures against illegal immigration and much stronger border enforcement, even including expanding the wall along Mexico.
In his 1995 speech to congress, President Bill Clinton stated, “We are a nation of immigrants. But we are also a nation of laws. It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it.”
Sound familiar? President Clinton actually initiated an enforcement campaign against employers who knowingly hired illegal aliens for American jobs.
In 2010, President Obama made a speech, stating, “The presence of so many illegal immigrants makes a mockery of all those who are going through the process of immigrating legally. Indeed…the legal immigration system is as broken as the borders.”
In 1994, Senator Diane Feinstein, D-Ca) ran a political ad which she promised to get tougher on illegals with “more agents, fencing, lighting and other equipment.”
Anyone can access Google to find numerous examples how the tide has turned among prominent democrats, not only by backing away from enforcement policies, some actually support the worst immigration menace to America in which mayors and governors of states like California, Illinois and New York openly call for laws to be broken. Officials in “Sanctuary” cities and states thumb their noses at ICE, ATF and other federal agencies by protecting criminals and breaking their oaths of office including laws they swore to uphold.
Just last month, the mayor of Oakland, California sent out an alert to hundreds of illegal immigrants in the Bay Area warning them that ICE was about to embark on a series of law enforcement raids. The head of ICE estimated that 800 or more subjects avoided arrest. Most targeted subjects have past criminal records.
We are seeing the rise of anarchy in America. Not only do some illegals break our criminal laws, they have allies within government who aid and abet crime by preventing federal law enforcement from doing their jobs.
How is that not an obstruction of justice?
Sure, there are good and decent people within the “illegal” community, but there are also too many drug dealers, smugglers, gang members, thieves, sexual predators and yes, murderers, all of whom are a threat to Americans. Authorities have enough problems dealing with a homegrown criminal population, we certainly don’t need to protect foreign criminals.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel made it clear that Chicago will “always be a sanctuary city.” That sentiment, which has been echoed by too many, is a recipe for a slippery slope that will forever transform America from a nation of laws to a nation of lawlessness. In 2017, California’s lawmakers passed a bill (SB54) designed to protect undocumented immigrants by defying the federal government. If a government can endorse the breaking of laws, then all laws can eventually become meaningless.
The question is why? Why would governors like California’s Jerry Brown and mayors like Rahm Emanuel and so many others, embark on supporting lawlessness? These representatives take oaths to defend the laws of our land.
There can only be one answer; the quest for political power. The democratic hierarchy discovered a winning tactic. When illegals from other countries are invited, supported, protected and even embraced, democrat voters will be spawned by the millions for future generations, swinging America into a one-sided power base forever. Add to that, birth rates and the long range impact of chain migration, it’s only a matter of time. Illegal aliens, criminal and non-criminal, will be forever grateful and indebted to those who protected them, ergo, voting democrat forever.
It has nothing to do with compassion. It’s simply a tactic to expand numbers, and with numbers, comes power.
It’s like farmers sowing seeds for the future. The best way to do that, is keep those borders open, keep the flow coming, protect illegal immigrants (criminal or not) and nurture the political plantation to produce lifelong loyalists.
This nullifies the taking of an oath when assuming a seat in the political spectrum. Any violation of oaths such as this is a clear warning that oaths are meaningless.
If government leaders can openly support the breaking of laws, what’s next?