Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Reason #5495 That Trump Was Elected

In the wake of Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcement of his intention to withhold Justice Department money from "Sanctuary Cities", L.A. Mayor Vows Nullification to Defend City’s Sanctuary Policy for Illegal Aliens
What would John C. Calhoun say?
Responding to the latest warnings by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that Department of Justice funds will be withheld from sanctuary cities, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday he will fight efforts by the Trump administration to take away federal funding needed for law enforcement in Los Angeles.
Garcetti said that such actions would be unconstitutional, adding that the city’s policies are “designed to keep our residents safe.”
“Slashing funds for first-responders, for our port and airport, for counterterrorism, crime-fighting and community-building serves no one — not this city, not the federal government, not the American people,” he said. “We will fight to protect the safety and dignity of all Angelenos, and we will work closely with our representatives in Congress to make sure that Los Angeles does not go without federal resources that help protect millions of people every day.”
Among the Justice Department grants received by the city of Los Angeles in recent years include $1.8?million from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, which goes to the city’s initiative for reducing criminal gang activity.
The city also was awarded $1 million last year from the Justice Department to be put toward a $69 million program to equip all police officers in the field with body cameras. . . .
Question: If the “safety and dignity” of Los Angeles residents would be so imperiled by “slashing funds” from Washington, isn’t this helpless condition of federal dependency the underlying source of their problem?
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Roughly $10 billion of federal taxpayer money a year goes to subsidize law enforcement in cities that refuse to enforce U.S. immigration law. There’s a word for this policy, and that word is, insane.
Live by the federal dollar, die by the federal dollar. Majority Do Not Want To Live In A Sanctuary City
There should be a law that every Democrat who supports illegal aliens must live in a sanctuary city
(The Blaze) The majority of Americans oppose having their city declared a “sanctuary city” to protect illegal immigrants, a new poll reveals.
According to a new Rasmussen Reports poll, only 35 percent of likely U.S. voters favor living in a “sanctuary city,” while 52 percent said they oppose their local officials declaring their town a “sanctuary city,” nearly a 20 point spread. Fourteen percent told Rasmussen they are undecided.
Most people also said that “sanctuary cities” are “less safe,” according to the survey. Forty percent said they are “less safe,” while only 17 percent said they are “more safe.” Thirty-five percent of respondents said the safety level is about the same.
As Rasmussen points out, this poll is based on the issue in Rockville, Maryland, where two immigrants, for which at least one is known to be an illegal, brutally raped a 14 year old girl in a school bathroom (a story which has been virtually embargoed by the major media). The city itself is considering whether to declare itself a sanctuary city in the midst of this.
I wonder how many Democrats want to live in sanctuary cities? Good news, the poll answers the question
Respondents were highly divided among partisan lines. Republicans were mostly likely to say they feared living in “sanctuary city” while a “plurality” of Democrats — 48 percent — said they favor it.
So, even 52% of Democrats do not want to live in conditions their beliefs create. Surprise!
But to be fair, a pretty large number of people didn't want to live in cities like L.A. or San Francisco before their "sanctuary for illegal alien" status , although that has certainly contributed to the urban problems that keep us away.

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