More than 30 major U.S. cities designate themselves "sanctuary cities" for illegal immigrants. Sanctuary city laws prevent local law enforcement from co-operating with federal officials on immigration matters. This is in direct contravention of federal guidelines. There is grave disquiet at the level of crime committed by illegals. Middle America feels threatened. This is already a major issue in the race for the Republican Party nomination. Democrats like Hillary Clinton -who wish to hold on to the Hispanic vote- have dodged the issue. However it will not go away. Momentum is building for tougher measures against illegals.
In the article Newark -- A Sanctuary City for Murderers we have a graphic illustration of the problem. Here is a segment of an article which should be compulsive reading for those who wish to take a soft line on the issue:
Unfortunately, there was one grim statistic in Newark that caught up to these three promising youths: A stubbornly high murder rate that's three times that of New York City.
One night in early August, the trio, along with another friend, Natasha Aerial, were listening to music and joking around in a school playground behind a local elementary school when a group of men approached them. Nobody knows exactly what happened next, but within minutes, and after an apparent struggle, all four teens had been lined up against a brick wall, forced to kneel and shot in the back of the head. Only Natasha Aerial survived.
Within days of the grisly attacks, 28-year-old Jose Carranza turned himself in to police. Carranza was indicted by grand juries in New Jersey twice this year-in April on aggravated assault and weapons charges and in July on 31 counts that included aggravated sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl. Another suspect, Ro dolfo Antonio Godinez Gomez,24, has a rap sheet that includes robbery, assault and weapons arrests. He was caught just days ago in the Washington, D.C. area. Four other arrests have been made in the case. ......................
According to US Congressman Steve King : What would that May 1st look like without illegal immigration? There would be no one to smuggle across our southern border the heroin, marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamines that plague the United States, reducing the U.S. supply of meth that day by 80%. The lives of 12 U.S. citizens would be saved who otherwise die a violent death at the hands of murderous illegal aliens each day. Another 13 Americans would survive who are otherwise killed each day by uninsured drunk driving illegals. Our hospital emergency rooms would not be flooded with everything from gunshot wounds, to anchor babies, to imported diseases to hangnails, giving American citizens the day off from standing in line behind illegals. Eight American children would not suffer the horror as a victim of a sex crime.
On the negative side, the price of a pound of tomatoes might go up from $0.79 to $0.80. That is unless you have a garden. But I’m guessing that the Mexican drug lords are not taking May 1st off. Neither will the 11,000 illegal invaders that pour over our border every other day of the year. It is a safe bet that the U.S. Border Patrol will have a very busy “Nothing Gringo Day.”