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It’s About Time

Attorney General Jeff Sessions finally got around to addressing Sanctuary Cities by filing a lawsuit against California. Fox News filed a report defining what a sanctuary city is:

While the exact specifications can vary, sanctuary city policies overall limit just how much local law enforcement officials comply with federal immigration authorities.

San Francisco, for example, passed an ordinance in 1989 that prohibits city employees, funds or resources from assisting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in enforcing federal immigration law unless it’s required by state or federal law.

It also passed an ordinance that limits when law enforcement officials can give ICE notice that an immigrant has been released from a local jail and prohibits law enforcement officials from cooperating with detainer requests from ICE.

Berkeley, near San Francisco, is reportedly the original sanctuary city. It passed a resolution in 1971 that protected sailors who wanted to resist the Vietnam War.

So what is the lawsuit all about?

In what is seen as the most aggressive move yet by the Trump administration, the Justice Department filed suit to block state laws from extending protections to people living in the U.S. illegally.

The Justice Department is challenging three California laws that, in part, prohibit police from asking people about their citizenship status or participating in federal immigration enforcement activities. The suit filed in federal court says the laws are unconstitutional and have kept federal agents from doing their jobs.

What this amounts to is lawlessness. The Federal government should sanction the cities and states that provide a safe haven for illegal immigrants because they are breaking the law. This basically gives cities the right to pick and choose what laws they will comply with – which is simply the beginning of anarchy. No municipality has the right to defy Federal law simply because they think illegal aliens have a right to be in this country. This makes all of us more unsafe and uncertain about who is living in our neighborhoods. If cities want to defy Federal law on these issues, how about defying the IRS from doing business in any given city or state? Wouldn’t that be a great law to choose not to follow…but we don’t get an option to avoid compliance with Federal Law.

I don’t understand people who want to protect those who waltz into our country simply because they think they have a right to be here. It’s no different than a thief thinking that your stuff is his stuff, and he has a right to take it. The idea that we can pick and choose what laws to obey will end badly for the citizens of that city or state. The National Review says: Illegal-immigrant crime calculations conveniently and invariably steal a base by leaving out the millions of crimes committed by illegal immigrants related to procuring fraudulent social security numbers, obtaining false drivers’ licenses, using fraudulent green cards, and improperly accessing public benefits. Using Arizona Department of Corrections data spanning 1985–2017, John Lott calculates that illegal immigrants in Arizona aged 18-35, for example, are 250 percent more likely to commit crimes than young U.S. citizens. Further, such illegal immigrants commit more serious crimes — such as murder, robbery, and sexual assault.”

Several other sites state that illegal immigrants commit few crimes, yet they are committing a crime by just being in the United States illegally.

Got Questions website said this about lawlessness:

To be lawless is to be contrary to the law or to act without regard to the law. Laws are necessary in a sinful world (1 Timothy 1:9), and those who choose to act lawlessly further sin in the world. The word for “lawlessness” in the Bible is often translated “iniquity.” According to the Bible, the root of all lawlessness is rebellion. When a society ignores the law, lawlessness is the result, and chaos ensues. The time of the judges after Joshua’s death was marked by upheaval, oppression, and general disorder. The biblical historian puts his finger on the reason for the tumult: “In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit” (Judges 21:25). 

Jesus said that the last days would be days of lawlessness.

Matthew 24:12

"Because lawlessness is increased, most people's love will grow cold.

We who want a civil and law abiding society cannot support any city or state who is determined to defy law for the sake of their ideology. It is wrong and it is about time that our federal government goes after criminal activity perpetuated by these sanctuary cities.

Keeping it honest and truthful….K


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