The common line of thinking tells us that so-called “sanctuary cities” are bad for conservatives and those who care about securing our border so that our economy can grow and our crime rate can shrink. What if, in a strange twist of politics, the opposite was true? What if the only thing that these safe-havens for lawbreakers was doing was putting a nice target out for ICE agents to know where to go to net the most needed arrests?
Fortunately, that is what is happening as “federal immigration agents announced Thursday that they arrested nearly 500” people in some of America’s biggest cities, including in the 300 plus that are claiming sanctuary status, reports the Washington Examiner.
In a needed slap in the face, cities like Baltimore, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington saw 498 people who found out that the federal law within the Constitution trumps the whims of a modern PC mindset and they walked away in handcuffs from the very cites that encouraged them to come.
In other words, “sanctuary city” status tells ICE agents, “Hey, look here!”
For the time being, at least so far, DACA dreamers were overlooked (for better or worse) and those with “long rap sheets” are said to have been shown the door first.
Some of Trump’s base will call this evidence of him getting soft but such is untrue. The fact is that those who have long rap sheet cannot reapply to enter legally ever whereas many dreamers who have broken no laws can. This is much more effective for right now and Trump’s actions make perfect sense.
“Operation Safe City” was the name of the arrest raid that lasted four days, taking in roughly 100 people who never took the time to apply and sending them packing once they brought crime into our nation. This is the same thing that their host nation’s would do to us, so it can’t very easily be called “racist.”
“Sanctuary jurisdictions that do not honor detainers or allow us access to jails and prisons are shielding criminal aliens from immigration enforcement and creating a magnet for illegal immigration,” said ICE Acting Director Tom Homan.
“As a result, ICE is forced to dedicate more resources to conduct at-large arrests in these communities,” he added. In other words, “thanks for the bullseye to aim for, liberals.”
The kicker is that 104 of these criminals were arrested and deported before and 18 were gang members. They came to the U.S. to bring misery and bloodshed, not to be one of us.
Homan also stated that “ICE’s goal is to build cooperative, respectful relationships with our law enforcement partners to help prevent dangerous criminal aliens from being released back onto the streets. Non-cooperation policies severely undermine that effort at the expense of public safety.”
If this is how President Trump is going to use the arrows shot at him then let us hope the Democrats have their quivers full.
Source: The Washington Examiner