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Sanctuary Areas Should Accept Migrants

Sanctuary Areas Should Accept Migrants
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By Monday, 29 April 2019 04:34 PM Current | Bio | Archive

President Trump's proposal to send massive numbers of illegal apprehended migrants to “sanctuary” cities and states is legal, humane, and caring.

The Constitution contains Article VI, Clause 2 that grants federal laws supremacy over state and municipal laws. “Sanctuary” is a myth that Democrats, immigrant advocates, coastal elitists, and the news media created. “Sanctuary” locales have no Constitutional nor legal basis.

Over the last two years Federal Courts, District and Appellate, have struck down President Trump's efforts to reign in “sanctuary” cities and states.

“Sanctuary” was rarely used in the Middle Ages, however it died out in 1623 when England abolished Church sanctuary for criminals.

“Sanctuary” was not part of the English common law brought to the New World. U.S. sanctuary advocates refer to biblical passages to justify their actions, quoting Leviticus, “The stranger who sojourns with you shall be to you as the native among you.” Ironically, the radical liberal establishment promotes religious-oriented “sanctuary” for illegal aliens, but they promote anti-religious concepts, such as infanticide.

“Sanctuary” was never mentioned in the Federalist Papers nor in the debate on the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.

Prior to the Civil War, “the underground railroad” which assisted slaves escaping to the North, made no mention of sanctuary for the freed slaves.

“Sanctuary” was unheard in America until the late 1960s.

The concept of “sanctuary” arose to protect draft dodgers during President Lyndon Johnson's (D) Vietnam War escalation.

In the 1980s, the “sanctuary” myth was adopted by advocates for undocumented aliens allegedly fleeing civil war in El Salvador and Central America. Then, Mexican nationals seeking economic opportunities in America claimed “sanctuary.”

Beginning in 1987 the numbers of Mexican illegal aliens entering the United States was in the millions. The number — 11 million — of illegal aliens in the United States was presented by the news media as of 2000. That exact same number is still being offered by immigrant advocates and the news media in 2019.

In March 2019, 103,492 illegal aliens were apprehended on the Southern border. According to some migrants, they pay from $7,800 to $11,000 person or per family for "crossing facilitation" costs. Facilitators are Hispanic criminal gangs — Zetas, MS-13, and others.

The San Antonio Express-News reported on March 30, 2019 that, "The massive wave of immigrant families has reached San Antonio, overwhelming its bus station and shelters." These released families along with 142,000 migrants released since December 21, 2018, flood American cities. The aliens were released due to a lack of housing.

President Trump on April 12, 2019, floated the idea of releasing detained aliens into sanctuary areas to eliminate the overcrowding and demeaning conditions and to increase the personal wellbeing of the detainees. Trump sees a humanitarian answer.

Before April 12, the news media and some Democrats had to admit the illegal border-crosser numbers were at a breaking point.

Yet, the outrage from Democrats was vehement and continuous from Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Democrats, and most mainstream news media. Pelosi said Trump's act was "despicable."

Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Chair of the House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee, opined that Trump's sanctuary action was "morally repugnant" and "probably illegal."

Nadler knows full well that if Trump does send the excess illegal border-crossers to “sanctuary” areas, it is not illegal. In fact, it is civilized, caring, and humane.

Chairman of the Otero County, New Mexico, County Commission, Couy Griffin, said Otero does not want illegal aliens relocated to Otero County. Griffin noted that a Santa Fe elected official said “we don't want them here” in Santa Fe County. Santa Fe County is a sanctuary county. The Democrat Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has not commented on this matter, as of April 28, 2019.

To release tens of thousands of persons, knowing no or very little English, on their own would be uncivilized, mean-spirited, and cruel. It would subject the migrants to all sorts of criminal violence, especially by Hispanic gangs that prey on Hispanic immigrants.

Releasing the migrants into “sanctuary” cities and states means protection, shelter, food, education, and care for the migrants. Mayors of Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco indicate they would welcome the migrants.

Or, is their indication just a political ploy, not an actuality?

James H. Walsh was associate general counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service from 1983 to 1994. Read more reports from James Walsh — Click Here Now.

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President Trump's proposal to send massive numbers of illegal apprehended migrants to “sanctuary” cities and states is legal, humane, and caring.
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Monday, 29 April 2019 04:34 PM
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