Sanctuary Cities Double Down On Shielding Criminals

Sanctuary Cities Double Down On Shielding Criminals

Defiant Chicago mayor sues DOJ to block cut off of federal grant money.

August 9, 2017
Joseph Klein
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The open border advocates believe in the paramount importance of protecting those they consider to be innocent “undocumented” immigrants from the threat of deportation. Indeed, they often declare that there is no such thing as an “illegal” immigrant. For example, a writer for GQ Magazine claimed that “technically speaking there is no such thing as an ‘illegal’ or even an ‘illegal immigrant’ – this is language designed to separate and distance us from a particular sort of criminal behaviour, which we do not use in other contexts.” The author said that such language is dehumanizing.

What is truly dehumanizing are the murders and rapes of innocent Americans committed by illegal aliens with criminal records, who had previously been deported and returned again to the United States illegally. Local authorities in so-called sanctuary cities have set many such illegal aliens in their jails free to prey upon the innocent, rather than first alert federal immigration authorities of their whereabouts so that they can be removed from the country. One of many tragic examples involved an illegal alien in Portland, Oregon with a history of illegal entry into the United States. He had been deported previously 20 times, only to keep returning. He also had a history of arrests. Nevertheless, local officials released this illegal alien from jail last year without first informing immigration agents as they had requested. Free to prey upon residents in the community, the illegal alien allegedly sexually assaulted a 65 year old woman.

Murder-ridden Chicago is another example of the classic “sanctuary city,” which sacrifices the rule of law and the safety of its own citizens to coddle illegal aliens, even those who have broken criminal laws.