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Sanctuary Cities Condone Crimes by Illegals

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Students at the Texas Capitol to oppose SB4, an anti-sanctuary cities bill that already cleared the Texas Senate and seeks to jail sheriffs and other officials who refuse to help enforce federal immigration law. (Eric Gay/AP)

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Thursday, 27 Apr 2017 02:38 PM Current | Bio | Archive

How accurate is a poll based on a set of facts that don’t exist? The Washington Post's Greg Sargent is excited about a new CNN poll claiming a vast majority of Americans essentially support open borders. But before we decide to delete the Fourth of July from the calendar and add Cinco de Mayo, it’s crucial to know the entire question, so as to judge the accuracy of the result.

It reads, "Now, thinking about how the U.S. government should treat illegal immigrants who have been in this country for a number of years, hold a job, speak English and are willing to pay any back taxes that they owe.

"Would you favor or oppose a bill that allowed those immigrants to stay in this country rather than being deported and eventually allow them to apply for U.S. citizenship?"

CNN may as well have asked respondents their view on the commercial viability of unicorn ranching. A more accurate question would have included the qualifier "and meet only one of the following four conditions."

An accurate question is both longer and more truthful, and would be posed this way:

"Estimates of the number of illegal or undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S. range from 9 million to 19 million. One approach to dealing with those who have lived here a number of years is to offer amnesty or a path to citizenship. [Rotate description].

"Supporters say it’s morally right that illegal or undocumented immigrants who have a job, speak English and are willing to pay back taxes should have the opportunity to become productive and legal. Opponents say the jobs illegal or undocumented immigrants hold are taken from citizens, bilingual ballots prove the requirement to speak English is not enforced now and depending on immigrants to admit to owing taxes is unrealistic and back taxes won’t be paid. [Rotate arguments]

"Knowing this do you favor or oppose a bill that allowed those immigrants to stay in the country rather than be deported and eventually be offered amnesty or a path to citizenship?"

That balanced question reflects reality and produces an answer that would merit news coverage and analysis, rather than the 90 percent approval CNN’s fantasy question got.

But Sargent isn’t content just to be happy with 90 percent. He goes on to characterize anyone who believes immigration law should be enforced as "repulsive."

And he blames it all on President Trump and Stephen Bannon. But I’ve got news for Wahington Post leftists. I’ve been having repulsive thoughts since the early 1990’s.

There’s nothing like having a "hard working," drunk–driving illegal kill the family’s best friend to make one realize the benefits of strict immigration law enforcement. That initial decision has been periodically reinforced over the years as another friend has been killed by a drunk illegal, a sanctuary city illegal totaled my daughter’s car and I was rear-ended by an anchor baby.

Sargent can’t comprehend how anyone could support the deportation of "undocumented [illegal] immigrants who have been in this country for a long time — and have not committed serious crimes."

This contention that the length of time a criminal has been in violation should convey an immunity to deportation, is like saying if a shoplifter can get 100 yards from a store’s entrance without being caught, he can keep the goods.

Besides illegals don’t commit a single offense and then become members of the chamber of commerce. Otherwise why would so many jurisdictions be jumping on the sanctuary cities, towns, campuses, churches, restaurants, landscapers, car washes and courthouses bandwagon?

The mistaken impression many Americans have is sanctuary cities were created to keep law–abiding illegals safe from deportation. That’s as false as CNN’s poll question. Sanctuary cities keep illegals that have committed more crime from being deported.

Think of sanctuaries as Democratic — sponsored enterprise zones for criminality.

Politicians supporting sanctuaries are simply telling illegals they can commit additional law violations without worrying about suffering the draconian fate of being sent home.

The families of victims of crimes by illegals can be comforted by the thought the illegal’s kinfolk won’t suffer any negative consequences. They can visit the offender in a U.S. jail with no interruption to any social services or welfare benefits they are receiving from Uncle Sucker.

California State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, D-Los Angeles, admits illegals are a criminal sub-culture that somehow merits the authorities turning a blind eye. He introduced a bill to make the entire state of California a sanctuary, because "half of my family would be eligible for deportation under [Trump’s] executive order."

Why? Because his family committed identity theft to get a job in the U.S.

Strict enforcement of immigration law isn’t what’s "repulsive" here. Helping the left import a new electorate to cancel out the votes of citizens is what is truly repulsive.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read more of Michael Shannon's reports — Go Here Now.

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The mistaken impression many Americans have is sanctuary cities were created to keep law–abiding illegals safe from deportation. That’s false. Sanctuaries keep illegals that have committed more crime from being deported.
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